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Community engagement and training parabiologists - Midterm Report

Midterm Report for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Programs, August 18, 2010

Credible Conservation: Using biodiversity monitoring to support incentive programs that protect endangered wildlife

Tenure Brief, No. 13: October 2010 - Market-based, economic incentive programs reward land users for conserving environmental services, habitat, or biodiversity. Such programs can be instrumental in protecting endangered wild animals persisting on private lands. To ensure success, these programs…

How much does land titling cost?

Paper by Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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…

Knowledge Gap: Slippage Effects in Incentive-based Conservation Policies

Paper by the Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Monitoring and Enforcing Payment for Ecosystem Services Programs: Lessons Learned

Tenure Brief, No, 14: October 2010 - Private landowners and other community members should be rewarded for protecting ecosystem services and biodiversity locally. To be sustainable, such incentive schemes must include training for community members to monitor and enforce compliance.…

Parks and Poverty: Lessons from a decade of forest loss and economic growth around Kibale National Park, Uganda

ABSTRACT: Field data linked to Landsat ETM and ASTER image analysis reveals the patterns and biodiversity impacts of deforestation in western Uganda between 1995 and 2006. Communal forest patches were reduced by nearly half during this period and we observed…

Participatory Planning of Interventions to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts

ABSTRACT: Conservation of wildlife is especially challenging when the targeted species damage crops or livestock, attack humans, or take fish or game. Affected communities may retaliate and destroy wildlife or their habitats. We summarize recommendations from the literature for 13…

Research on land tenure, forest governance, and land use change in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon

OVERVIEW: As part of our overall engagement with partners in Ecuador, we are performing research in the provinces of Sucumbios and Orellana, in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, referred to locally as the “Oriente”. We explore the relationship between land tenure…

Security in land tenure and incentives for forest conservation

ECOLEX Report (in Spanish). Title: Seguridad en la tenencia de la tierra e incentivos para la conservación de bosques)

Soil Carbon and Land Use Change in the Tropics: an Updated Meta-Analysis

ABSTRACT: Soil carbon stocks are a vital component of ecosystem services, particularly in the tropics. Recent attention has focused effects of land-use change in the tropics on soil carbon stocks to better understand how human activities have influenced the release…

Tropical Land Use Change and Soil Carbon: Implications for REDD Policies

Tenure Brief, No. 12, October 2010 - The release of soil carbon due to changes in land use can be a major source of greenhouse gases. This brief illustrates the distribution and scale of soil carbon in the humid tropics,…

Tropical Land Use Change and Soil Carbon: Implications for REDD (Presentation)

Presentation given by Land Tenure Center at USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Seminar Series on June 16, 2010

Whom to pay? Key Concepts and Terms Regarding Tenure and Property Rights in Payment-based Forest Ecosystem Conservation

Tenure Brief, No. 15: December 2010 - We define key tenure terms related to forests and highlight concepts likely to be encountered in the design, implementation or evaluation of incentive-based conservation programs—such as payments for ecosystem services (PES) or Reducing…

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