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2009 Health as an ES Workshop (New York, USA)

December 3-4, 2009, Bronx Zoo, New York, USA. Workshop convened to examine the question of ‘health as an ecosystem service’and to create framework for identifying opportunities for innovative finance/public support for the conservation of ecosystems that directly provide human health…

TransLinks Annual Report FY09

The TransLinks project (short for Promoting Transformation: Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth, and Good Governance) was designed to explore the relationships among good governance, poverty alleviation, conservation, and the sustainable management of natural resources

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: All Things Alpaca

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: All Things Alpaca

All Things Alpaca Ecuador produces exclusive garments from select alpaca fi bers while protecting endangered Andean (spectacled) bear and other wildlife that share the land.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Anne Kent Taylor Fund

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Anne Kent Taylor Fund

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Brief - Anne Kent Taylor Fund. Anne Kent Taylor Fund helps individuals, communities and corporations to conserve, protect and restore biodiversity in Kenya through sound economic activities that are ecologically sustainable.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Aroma Forest Essential Oils

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Aroma Forest Essential Oils

Aroma Forest produces a range of essenti als oils. International cosmetic and aromatherapy companies such as Chanel and Yves Rocher purchase these products from the company. Aroma Forest products are not only Certified Wildlife Friendly™ but are also certified organic…

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Community Markets for Conservation

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Community Markets for Conservation

COMACO operates through a community-owned trading centre, registered as a non-profi t company, called the Conservation Farmer Wildlife Producer Trading Centre

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Elephant Pepper

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Elephant Pepper

Elephant Pepper aims to promote the livelihood of farmers living in elephant range through training, the deployment of appropriate conflict mitigation methods and development of agricultural techniques which promote elephant conservation.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Himalayan Bio Trade Pvt. Ltd.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Himalayan Bio Trade Pvt. Ltd.

HBTL promotes responsible resource management that protects endangered species and maximizes benefits to the communities, while producing the highest quality natural products.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Ibis Rice

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Ibis Rice

Protecting wildlife in Cambodia…one grain at a time.

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Wildlife Works

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network: Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works’ mission is to harness the power of the global consumer to create innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation – Consumer Powered Conservation

Bird Nest Protection Program in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

This case study describes a direct payment program that was established for nine Globally Threatened bird species in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, including five listed as Critically Endangered

Bundling Agricultural Products With Ecosystem Services: Case Studies

This paper examines how bundling of ecosystem services into agricultural products (BESAP) markets are actually being set up on the ground, drawing lessons learned from six cases in Africa and Latin America

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…

Leveling the Playing Field: The Effects of Institutional Controls on Common Pool Resource Extraction

In this study a simple behavioral game was used to measure the response of groups of Cambodian farmers to a range of different policy interventions in a CPR dilemma, including enforcement, provision of individual and communal incentives, and opportunities for…

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business

This case study examines the development of a commercial product at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, economic development and improvement in the livelihoods of poor African farmers. It shows how a market-based initiative can drive positive change.

Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Innovations in Human Wildlife Conflict Compensation and Insurance Schemes

This short discussion paper presents some of the lessons learned, opportunities and innovations of compensation and insurance schemes, with the hopes of assisting conservation managers with the choice of management tools appropriate to their context

Improving Poultry Production for Sustainability in the Ruaha Landscape, Tanzania

Shortages in protein availability are a well-known problem in village economies, especially in Africa, and the neurological and nutritional importance of animal-source protein is increasingly being recognized. A Newcastle disease vaccination program for chickens was undertaken to increase livestock productivity…

Conservation of Sulawesis Endangered Mascot - the Maleo - through Conservation Incentive Agreements

the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) established the Maleo Conservation Project in northern Sulawesi in 2001. Initially, the project focused on the protection of the nesting grounds, recruiting local rangers and maleo hunters as nest guardians. Similar approaches have been used…

The Potential for Intensive Crop Production in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia: History, Current Status, Government Plans, and Potential Impacts on Biodiversity

The grasslands of Mongolia comprise a large proportion of the remaining “unconverted” temperate grasslands, and, therefore, are immensely valuable for both biodiversity and humans. In recent years, concerns within the conservation community have arisen about possible large-scale increases in crop-based…

The Potential for Intensive Crop Production in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia: History, Current Status, Government Plans, and Potential Impacts on Biodiversity (Mongolian)

The Potential for Intensive Crop Production in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia: History, Current Status, Government Plans, and Potential Impacts on Biodiversity (in Mongolian)

Participatory Land Use Zoning in Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

This case study describes a practical but rigorous approach to zoning that was piloted in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), a protected area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Participatory Wildlife and Natural Resource Assessment with Herder Communities in Eastern Mongolia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) strives to support the sustainable management of natural resources and conserve wildlife by further developing natural resource stewardship in community-managed areas on the grasslands of Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe. To achieve this goal, the WCS Mongolia…

TransLinks: Case Study: Payments for Biodiversity Conservation in the Context of Weak Institutions Featured November 22, 2011

TransLinks: Case Study: Payments for Biodiversity Conservation in the Context of Weak Institutions Featured November 22, 2011

Implementing any conservation intervention, including Payments for Environmental Services (PES), in the context of weak institutions is challenging. The majority of PES programs have been implemented in situations where the institutional framework and property rights are strong and target the…

WCS Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Workshop Agenda

Agenda for TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

WCS REDD Project Development Guide

WCS REDD Project Development Guide

Guide on designing REDD projects. This document draws upon informati on presented at a REDD workshop hosted by the TransLinks program of the Wildlife Conservati on Society in Lima, Peru, September 10-12, 2008. See RELATED ITEMS for French and Portuguese translations.

WCS REDD Project Development Guide (French)

WCS REDD Project Development Guide (French)

Guide on designing REDD projects. This document draws upon informati on presented at a REDD workshop hosted by the TransLinks program of the Wildlife Conservati on Society in Lima, Peru, September 10-12, 2008. In Portuguese. See RELATED ITEMS for English…

WCS REDD Project Development Guide (Portuguese)

WCS REDD Project Development Guide (Portuguese)

Guide on designing REDD projects. This document draws upon informati on presented at a REDD workshop hosted by the TransLinks program of the Wildlife Conservati on Society in Lima, Peru, September 10-12, 2008. In Portuguese. See RELATED ITEMS for French…

Benefit Sharing Mechanisms: Promoting Local Livelihoods, Conservation and Governance

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

Carbon Markets: Hopes - Expectations - Uncertainty

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

Carbon Project Types and Methods

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop JUNE 22, 2009

Developing policies that support biodiversity conservation while mitigating climate change

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop JUNE 22, 2009

Karukinka

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop JUNE 22, 2009

Key Characteristics of Payment for Ecosystem Service Markets that Work for the Poor and for Conservation

Presentation on the Key Characteristics of Payment for Ecosystem Service Markets that Work for the Poor and for Conservation

The Mbe Watershed Case Study

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop JUNE 22, 2009

Securing Project Development Funds

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop JUNE 22, 2009

REDD as a potential PES market in Gabon

Presentation given at the TransLinks payments for ecosystem service workshop July 20-23, 2009

Developing a REDD Project: The Technical Components

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Workshop

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

Supporting National REDD Readiness in the Congo Basin

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

TransLinks REDD Activities

Presentation given at the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17) side event entitled: “Information for Governments on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)” May 15, 2009

Update on REDD Negotiations: Global Climate Change Agreement and US Federal Legislation

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

Introduction to WCS efforts to date

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

WCS REDD Project Development

Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009

The Ecological and Economic Impact of Siberian Marmots in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia

This report reviews available literature to determine the ecological functions of marmots on the steppe, their economic value, and an exploration of how changing marmot populations would be expected to affect ecosystem services and local livelihoods.

Improvement of Village Poultry Production by Communities in Limpopo National Park Support Zone in Gaza Province, Mozambique

The main aim of this project was to contribute to food security and poverty alleviation through the improvement of poultry husbandry practices and disease control related to village chickens.

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