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2011/9 Modeling and Managing Watersheds Workshop/Training (Kigali, Rwanda)

September 13 - 16, 2011, Kigali, Rwanda - Umubano Hotel, Boulevard de l'umuganda. This workshop was hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the United States Forest Service and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was made possible…

Beyond Carbon: Water Markets and Biodiversity (Portuguese)

Beyond Carbon: Water Markets and Biodiversity (Portuguese)

Ecosystem Marketplace Insights Booklet on biodiversity and water PES markets. This publication is meant to serve as context and provide background for the Katoomba conference: "Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon through PES Markets" held in Mato Grosso, Brazil in April…

Case Study: Fair Compensation for Hydrological Services Project - Equitable payments for watershed services: Reducing poverty and promoting conservation

Handout of case study presented by José Aquino and Miguel Martinez, WWF, at the Regional Workshop on Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services, August 9-13, 2010 in La Ceiba, Honduras. In Spanish. Original title: ESTUDIO DE CASO: Proyecto “Compensación Equitativa…

Challenges to Establishing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Gabon: A Case study of the Mbé River Basin

WCS is working with the Government of Gabon on a new Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) initiative to secure long-term protection of the high conservation value of the Mbé watershed in Gabon. The project is exploring ways to remunerate these…

Compensation in Brazil Redistributing federal taxes for stewardship of protected areas through the ICMS ecologico

Compensation in Brazil Redistributing federal taxes for stewardship of protected areas through the ICMS ecologico

Ecosystem Marketplace-State of Watershed Payments

Ecosystem Marketplace-State of Watershed Payments

A global research effort conducted by Ecosystem Marketplace identified a total of approximately 288 payments for watershed services (PWS) and water quality trading (WQT) programs in varying stages of activity over the past 30 years. In 2008, the baseline year,…

Fostering Ecosystem Services in the Danube Basin

The One Europe More Nature (OEMN) initiative was created in 2003 to promote integrated river basin management (IRBM) in order to restore floodplains and stimulate sustainable rural development in the region.

Impacts of Payments for Ecosystem Services on Deforestation in Mexico: Preliminary Lessons for REDD

Tenure Brief, NO. 11: September 2010 - The brief summarizes an evaluation of the environmental effectiveness of Mexico’s national Payments for Hydrological Services program, which compensates rural landowners for avoided deforestation. The evaluation found that in an early year of…

Joint CARE WWF Scheme: Equitable Payments for Watershed Services, Tanzania, Africa

In an effort to bridge development and conservation, CARE/WWF have formed a joint partnership, exclusively establishing the first corporate framework supporting Payments for Watershed Services (PWS)

Payments for Ecosystem Services - Legal and Institutional Frameworks (IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 78)

Supplementary material by Thomas Greiber (Ed), IUCN and the Katoomba Group for Forest Trend's Payments for Ecosystem Services Training Modules and Resources. This paper serves as a diagnostic tool to better understand the necessary legal and institutional basis for water-related…

PES Bundling in Forest Communities: Watershed Management and Carbon Offsetting, Pico Bonito, Honduras

The Earth Institute Brief on the Pico Bonito community initiatives which strive to accomplish: 1) the stimulation of local economies; 2) community‐level conservation; 3) promotion of sustainable livelihoods; and 4) community‐ level management and empowerment

Proceedings: Modeling and Managing Watersheds Workshop

Proceedings: Modeling and Managing Watersheds Workshop

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the United States Forest Service jointly hosted a workshop on ―Modeling and Managing Watersheds‖ that was held in Kigali, Rwanda on September 13-16, 2011 with support from the United States Agency for International Development and…

Rewarding Upland Poor for Ecosystem Services in Indonesia

RUPES (Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services) works with the hydropower producer and Nagaris to draw attention to the land use changes caused by the degradation of the lake’s resources, and to create incentives that will curtail these land use…

Sasumua Water Treatment Plant. Private payments to local farmers for improved water quality using payments for ecosystem services in Kenya

Sasumua Water Treatment Plant. Private payments to local farmers for improved water quality using payments for ecosystem services in Kenya

Uganda Water Sector and Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Sub-Sector Analysis

Uganda Water Sector and Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Sub-Sector Analysis

Working for Water Program, South Africa

The aim of the program is to eradicate invasive plants that pose a direct threat not only to South Africa’s biological diversity but also to its water security.

Working for Water. Addressing social and environmental problems with payments for ecosystem services in South Africa

Working for Water. Addressing social and environmental problems with payments for ecosystem services in South Africa

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