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File Biodiversity Assessment for Georgia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Georgia Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Georgia has three interlinked objectives: · Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Georgia; analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. This information will help USAID/Georgia, and other organizations and individuals, as appropriate, make decisions related to biodiversity conservation. · Meets the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (see Annex A, FAA Sections 117 and 119), required when USAID missions are developing new strategic programs. The assessment also prepares the Mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA, by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Georgia. · Analyzes the impact of current and future USAID activities in Georgia on biodiversity conservation, suggests actions that USAID could support that support biodiversity conservation in Georgia and are consistent with current and future USAID programs, and identifies special opportunities for the Mission in the area of biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID C ONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID WASHINGTON E&E BUREAU, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 2000
File Biodiversity Assessment for Kazakhstan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 12, 2016 12:01 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Kazakhstan A two-person team consisting of Raymond Carl Daviesson and Dr. Galina Fet visited Kazakhstan from April 10 through May 2, 2000. During this period, they visited Almaty, Astana, Pavlodar, and Kokchetau. Mr. Daviesson and Dr. Fet were assisted by local biodiversity specialists Iskandar Mirkhashimov and Igor Glukhovtsev. During the team’s second stay in Kazakhstan (June 25 through July 6, 2000), Dr. Fet attended the second meeting of the Biodiversity Thematic Group of the Caspian Environmental Program in Almaty. Mr. Daviesson, joined by Spike Millington, traveled to Aktau and Aterau to assess the ecological conditions of the north Caspian, with particular attention to the recent die-off in the Caspian seal population. (Their findings and recommendations regarding the seals have been documented and presented to the Mission under separate cover.) The approach used in this assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches and interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity, both throughout Kazakhstan and in Washington, D.C. (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted). An extensive series of field trips was undertaken. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Kyrgyzstan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:26 PM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Kyrgyzstan The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations in Kyrgyzstan and Washington D.C. concerned with biodiversity (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Macedonia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Macedonia I. Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Macedonia has three interlinked objectives: · To summarize the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Macedonia, to analyze threats, to identify opportunities, and to make recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. · To meet the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), which USAID missions must meet in developing new strategic programs. To prepare the mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Macedonia. (See Annex A, “Sections 117 and 119 of Foreign Assistance Act.”) · To analyze the impacts of current and future USAID activities in Macedonia on biodiversity conservation, to suggest actions that USAID could support to further biodiversity conservation in Macedonia consistent with current and future USAID programs, and to identify special opportunities for the mission in biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID MACEDONIA SKOPJE, MACEDONIA Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. May 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Moldova by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Moldova Major findings of the assessment include: 1. Biodiversity of Moldova has been severely reduced over the past 100 years. Steppe and steppe-associated wetland ecosystems have been particularly hard hit. Forest cover in Moldova is the lowest for any country in Europe. 2. The protected areas system is inadequate in ecological coverage. Additional protection is most urgently needed for steppe and wetland ecosystems. 3. Laws and regulations or their implementation and enforcement are inadequate to protect biodiversity. The NGO community in Moldova is impressive, but remains too weak to effectively participate and lead in a broad range of biodiversity issues. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID Contract Number: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. and Environment International Ltd. Seattle, Washington August 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Tajikistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Tajikistan Introduction The biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Tajikistan was funded by USAID’s Regional Mission to the Central Asian Republics in Almaty under a contract to Chemonics International through the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry (BIOFOR) IQC (see Annex B, Scope of Work). Because of security concerns, the biodiversity team was not permitted to travel to Tajikistan, and the current report is based on a desk study carried out by Firuza Faizitdinovna Abdurahimova, with input from the Biodiversity team of Raymond Daviesson and Galina Fet. The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity in Tajikistan, and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents, and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Turkmenistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Turkmenistan Introduction The biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Turkmenistan was funded by USAID’s Regional Mission to the Central Asian Republics in Almaty under a contract to Chemonics International through the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry (BIOFOR) IQC (see Annex B, Scope of Work). A two-person team consisting of Raymond Carl Daviesson and Dr. Galina Fet visited Turkmenistan from June 7 to June 22, 2000. Mr. Daviesson and Dr. Fet collaborated with local biodiversity specialist Dr. Habibullah I. Atamuradov in researching and assessing biodiversity in Turkmenistan. The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity, both in Turkmenistan and in Washington D.C. (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Ukraine by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Ukraine The scope of work required the team to synthesize and analyze existing information and prepare a report that: (i) describes major ecosystems and species diversity of Ukraine; (ii) identifies key landscape features for the conservation of biodiversity; (iii) describes current and potential threats to biodiversity conservation; (iv) analyzes policies, land use practices, and obstacles to biodiversity conservation; (v) assesses national conservation policies, strategies, commitments to international conventions, and management capacities; (vi) assesses the USAID program’s potential impact on biodiversity; and (vii) identifies potential USAID opportunities to support biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID Contract Number: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. and Environment International Ltd. Seattle, Washington August 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Uzbekistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:28 PM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Uzbekistan The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity, both in Uzbekistan and Washington DC (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents, and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Conservation And Forestry 2009 Annual Report pdf by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:31 PM
Biodiversity conservation and sustainable forestry are vital for the prosperity and security of all nations. This report provides USAID’s partners and the public with a summary of the Agency’approaches, activities, and results.
File Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs Annual Report 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:32 PM
This report summarizes biodiversity conservation and forestry programs supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in fiscal year (FY) 2009.
Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Project Page by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The Biodiversity Conservation project, implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), seeks to preserve biological diversity in northeastern Afghanistan and to enhance sustainable management of natural resources to provide viable economic opportunities to rural communities.
Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management Archive by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management
Biodiversity Web by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Biodiversity Web is a clearing-house for information about all dimensions of the diversity of life on our planet earth (= biodiversity): its history (evolution) and ecological background; the major adverse human impacts on biodiversity; and some important structural factors and material processes of biodiversity loss and the (juridical) protection of biodiversity.
Bioenergy by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
 
File Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The purpose of this report is to determine whether the land resources of the United States are capable of producing a sustainable supply of biomass sufficient to displace 30 percent or more of the country’s present petroleum consumption – the goal set by the Advisory Committee in their vision for biomass technologies. Accomplishing this goal would require approximately 1 billion dry tons of biomass feedstock per year. Published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in April 2005.
File Biomass Today Factsheet by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Brief factsheet on the state of biomass power
File Bioreclamation of Degraded African Lands with Women Empowerment by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 01, 2013 11:46 AM
The BDL project is an integrated system aiming at increasing food production and income of women through the restoration and utilization of degraded lands for production of rain-fed fruit trees and vegetables.
Biotechnology including Genetic Engineering / GMO by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
 
File BOLIVIA Determinación del daño causado por los incendios forestales ocurridos en los Departamentos de Santa Cruz-Beni en los meses de agosto y septiembre de 1999 by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Objetivos Determinación del área afectada por los incendios por tipo de cobertura vegetacional clasificadas por estrato arbóreo. Determinación de los centros poblados y población afectada. Determinación de los patrones de ocurrencia de los incendios. Por tipo de vegetación, accesibilidad y uso del suelo. Ø Cuantificación aproximada de los daños expresada en U$ dólares americanos. Ø Estimación de las emisiones de carbono por tipo de vegetación afectada.
File BOLIVIA: Determinación del daño causado por los incendios forestales ocurridos en los Departamentos de Santa Cruz-Beni en los meses de agosto y septiembre de 1999 by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Informe Final Abril, 2000 PRESENTACION La ejecución de esta evaluación y los resultados que se presentan son un esfuerzo conjunto de la Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) y del Proyecto Manejo Forestal Sostenible (BOLFOR), que han aportado los recursos necesarios para realizarla. Esta no es una evaluación oficial ni del Gobierno de Bolivia ni de USAID y se ha hecho con el único fin de presentar información actualizada sobre el impacto de los incendios forestales, que pueda ser utilizada para la definición de acciones que prevengan la ocurrencia de este tipo de eventos.
Book Review: New Wastewater Book Balances Environmental Ideals and Low-Income Realities by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Poor countries that aim for top-notch water quality often end up with unmanageable water-quality schemes. A new book, “Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-income Countries”, aims to help policymakers balance high ideals with economic realities.
File Booklet for International Day for Biological Diversity 2011: Forest Biodiversity by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
In this special year, the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are working together to highlight the importance of forest biodiversity to humankind. The theme for Forests 2011 is “Forests for People”, celebrating of the central role of people in the management, conservation, and sustainable development of our world’s forests. This booklet aims to raise awareness of the threats and challenges faced by forests and to promote efforts for forest conservation and sustainable management.
File BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Bosnia and Herzegovina Status of Biodiversity Because BiH anchors much of the biological diversity of the entire Balkan peninsula, it has a pivotal role in the environmental health of the region. It appears that BiH is one of the five European countries most rich in species, but about 19 percent of the plant species in BiH are thought to be under significant threat from land conversion, unsustainable forest management, and exposure to pollutants. Thus, while BiH is an important center of biodiversity for the region, it has the highest proportion of threatened species of any country in Europe. Yet less than 1 percent of the land in BiH has been set aside in protected areas, and these are neither adequately organized nor financially solvent. The protected area situation is one symptom of the legislative and jurisdictional confusion that prevails. The situation is improving somewhat: Promising new framework laws for the environment have been enacted, though they still lack implementing details. Ability to enforce environmental laws and encourage more rational decision making about land use remains constrained by the limited capacity of government at several levels. Civil society organizations in BiH are only now beginning to coalesce around conservation issues. BIOFOR IQC No. LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 Task Order No. 820 Submitted to: USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. December 2003
File Breadfruit Initiative: Executive Summary by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, is engaged in an initiative to respond to critical global food security issues by expanding plantings of good quality breadfruit varieties in tropical regions. The Institute’s founder and director is Diane Ragone, PhD. The Institute manages the world’s largest collection of breadfruit, conserving over 120 varieties. The Breadfruit Institute is developingeffective methods to propagate and distribute millions of breadfruit plants of selected varieties that can provide a year-round supply of nutritious fruit. This initiative aims to disseminate breadfruit plants to support more sustainable agriculture, increase crop diversity, and enhance food security in the tropics. The Breadfruit Institute is seeking partners to help fund this work and help distribute trees to farmers.
British Petroleum World Energy Statistics by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
British Petroleum -- now merged to become BP-Amoco -- is known for compiling some of the best and most comprehensive publicly available world energy statistics, providing data for nearly all the countries of the world.
File Brownbag Presentation - Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, used to assess multiple benefits of the majority of forest carbon projects, provide robust standards; however, until now there has been limited guidance on how to undertake credible and cost-effective impact assessment. Forest Trends, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Rainforest Alliance have developed a user-friendly manual that enables land-based carbon project proponents to undertake cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessment (SBIA). The SBIA Manual is oriented to the CCB Standards, but the approach described is applicable to other multiple benefit carbon standards, as well as to other types of payments for ecosystem services (PES) projects.
Building an Inclusive Green Economy for All by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
Using case studies primarily from developing countries, this report outlines the key building blocks towards creating a shared agenda for more inclusive and sustainable human development. It demonstrates how strategic investments in growth industries, and in the ecosystem services that account for up to 89 percent of the so-called “GDP of the poor”, can reduce social inequity, boost employment and promote environmental sustainability. A Poverty-Environment Partnership joint agency paper. June, 2012
Building Climate Smart Agriculture and Resiliency in the Sahel by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 19, 2013 12:59 AM
On March 1, 2012, a discussion was held at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. on experiences in the Sahel using Climate Smart Agriculture to increase productivity and resiliency, including lessons learned from farmer innovations and observed landscape transformations in Niger, Burkina Faso & Mali.
File Building REDD+ Policy Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers: Lessons learned (Task Force Meeting Report) by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB–ICRAF) have partnered to deliver a third and final phase of the Building REDD+ Policy Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers project. Building on the establishment of the REDD Development Dividend (REDD–DD) Task Force in Phase II of the project, a small advisory group of experts was brought together on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa in December 2011. The goal of this meeting was to identify a thematic area (or areas), informed by the work of Phases I and II, under which to develop lessons learned and case studies. This report highlights the key messages that emerged from the discussions and provides an overview of the meeting proceedings. It concludes by providing thoughts as to how the outcomes of the expert meeting will influence the direction of the project moving forward.
Building Resilience to Climate Change in Niger by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Climate change poses a major threat to the world’s 2 billion rural poor, but sustainable natural resource management can help developing countries like Niger adapt to the threat.
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:30 AM
New construction and development are essential for economic growth, yet under business-as-usual practices have often resulted in a significant loss of biodiversity. The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) is working to change that equation, by helping companies to conserve biodiversity in an ecologically effective and economically efficient manner as they pursue their business goals.
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme - Community of Practice: Webinars by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:30 AM
The science and practice of biodiversity offsets is still emerging and evolving. While the diversity of BBOP’s Advisory Group means we have a rich mix of skills and perspectives to share on offsets, we also feel we have a lot to learn from practitioners who are not typically involved in BBOP discussions. To encourage sharing of information and active learning within the Community of Practice, BBOP hosts occaisional webinars of interest to Community of Practice participants.
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme - Standard & Guidelines by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:31 AM
BBOP is pleased to present the results of its second phase of work (2009 – 20012). The BBOP Standard on Biodiversity Offsets adds a hierarchy of Criteria and Indicators to the ten Principles that BBOP established in 2009. The Standard will enable project developers to manage biodiversity related risks by providing an auditable approach to no net loss, as well as enabling auditors and assessors to determine whether an offset has been designed and subsequently implemented in accordance with the BBOP Principles.
Cambodia’s Youth Debate Champion Helps Young People Find Their Voice by Christin VanZant — last modified Jul 07, 2017 02:02 PM
 
Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? by Jules Pretty — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Monthly Review November 2009
Can the tree whisperer save our forests? by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 06:26 PM
Driven by a warming climate and human intervention, hordes of tiny beetles have devastated North America's great forests over the past 20 years. In this edited excerpt from his new book, Calgary author Andrew Nikiforuk examines how one quirky homemade invention provided some insight into ways of controlling a seemingly unstoppable beetle outbreak
Capacity building helps to increase the security of Ethiopian pastoral societies by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:48 AM
In a recent publication from Science magazine, Layne Coppock, Solomon Destam Seymoum Tezera and Getachew Gubru of Utah State University (whose research has been funded in the past by the former Global Livestock-CRSP), researched the outcomes of capacity building in pastoral Ethiopia, which has proved to be a major ‘driver’ for change and hope for the future.
File Capiibary Farmers Cooperative Summary of Videos: Latin American Cooperatives Research Project by Anna Woltman — last modified Feb 05, 2013 05:19 PM
In the summer of 2005, researchers from BARA (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology), at the University of Arizona, initiated the Latin American Cooperatives Project funded by USAID (US Agency for International Development) under a subcontract to ACDI/VOCA (Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance) a Washington- based non-profit development organization. This five-year project seeks to document the impacts of cooperative organizational models on rural communities, members, and local agricultural economies in marginal regions of Latin America. The overall objective of this project is to identify sets of change strategies that could enhance the performance of cooperatives as mechanisms of equitable development.
Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Offset Projects and Markets by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
 
Cascadia - Vietnam Climate Adaptation Planning by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 26, 2015 08:54 PM
In Vietnam, Cascadia is empowering urban planners to identify location-specific climate impacts like flooding and sea level rise, and make land-use decisions that improve the climate resilience of new infrastructure investments.
File Case Study - An Innovative System for Protecting Mangrove by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The USAID Sustainable Forests and Coasts project, together with the MAE, supports mangrove concessionaires in fulfilling their commitments to protect mangroves, which includes implementing management plans that guarantee reasonable crab extraction. In addition, the project developed a comprehensive Monitoring and Enforcement System to help concessionaires throughout the Gulf of Guayaquil control activities affecting mangroves, such as deforestation.
File Case Study - Responding to Climate Change by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The USAID Sustainable Forests and Coasts Project developed climate change adaptation measures for more than 5,000 hectares of the El Salado Wildlife Production Mangrove Reserve and its surrounding communities, providing a replicable model for other coastal areas of Ecuador.
CBNRM Specialty Library by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Future Specialty Library for CBNRM content
CCAFS Climate Smart Agriculture 2014 Annual Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 16, 2015 08:03 PM
In 2014, as the focus on climate-smart agriculture sharpened, CCAFS helped advance the concept and practice in farmers’ fields and in global initiatives, through close collaboration with farmers, civil society, governments and researchers.
File CELEBRATE, INNOVATE & SUSTAIN Toward 2015 and Beyond by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
The United States’ Strategy for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals
File Center for Innovation and Impact: 2019 Impact Brief by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:18 AM
USAID’s Bureau for Global Health’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) introduces our 2019 Impact Brief, which features an overview of our work and progress this past year.
Center for International Development and Conflict Management Peace and Conflict 2010 by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged intercountry war.
Center for International Private Enterprise by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
 
Center for New American Security - Natural Resources and National Security Equals Natural Security by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the deep expertise and broad experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. As an independent and nonpartisan research institution, CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. In the 21st century, the security of nations will increasingly depend on the security of natural resources, or “natural security.”
Center for Responsible Travel by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
With offices in Washington, DC and at Stanford University, The Center for Responsible Travel, or CREST (formerly CESD) was launched in 2003 as a bi-coastal institute, offering programs, conferences, courses, and research projects at both of its locations, as well as field research opportunities.
Central African Regional Program for the Environment by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
The strategic objective of CARPE is to reduce the rate of forest degradation and loss of biodiversity in the Congo Basin by increasing local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.
File Certified Wildlife Friendly(TM) Product Brochures by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 31, 2013 09:45 PM
Combined 8 product/company brochures in packet of materials for May 12 USAID Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series panel on Conservation Certification and Product Branding.
File CFA News Vol 2 No 1 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) News: Focus on Conservation Finance A newsletter of the Conservation Finance Alliance: Dedicated to the delivery of conservation finance solutions through collaboration Volume 2, Number 1 January 13, 2006 In This Issue • News from the CFA! • Creating a Business Plan for a Pro-Poor Enterprise • My First Uganda Experience • Congo Basin Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation • Financial Corner: What Conservation Trust Funds Should Consider When Evaluating an Asset Management Firm • Links of Interest • For Laughs
File CFA Newsletter - Focus on Conservation Finance by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Conservation Finance Alliance Newsletter (September 8, 2005), Volume 1, Number 2. Articles in this Issue: News from the CFA; U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act Continues to Capitalize Conservation Funds; Receiving Gifts of Appreciated Stock, and Business Plans – An Effective Tool in Protected Area Management. · For Laughs
File CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure & Governance by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 19, 2015 05:36 PM
The handbook, titled Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, will be officially released Friday May 11th during the 38th Special Session of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. The guidelines target government authorities, the private sector, civil society and citizens interested in judging whether proposed actions are consistent with acceptable practice.
CGIAR Research Centers by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 30, 2013 01:06 AM
All 15 Research Centers are independent, non-profit research organizations, innovating on behalf of poor people in developing countries. The Centers are home to almost 10,000 scientists, researchers, technicians, and staff working to create a better future for the world’s poor. Each Center has its own charter, board of trustees, director general, and staff. Center scientists are recruited from around the world. Our Centers are responsible for hands-on research programs and operations guided by policies and research directions set by the Consortium Board.
Changing Forests by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Interactive Graphic: The world’s 9.9 billion acres of forest absorb roughly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide, and help limit the increase of the gas in the atmosphere. While many healthy forests are robustly absorbing carbon, others are threatened by a warming climate.
China, People's Republic of: Guizhou Rocky Desertification Area Water Management Project by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 22, 2017 12:25 AM
The project is aligned with the following impact: livelihoods of people living in rocky desertification areas improved (Guizhou Provincial Government. 2011. Guizhou Provincial Master Plan for Water Resources Development, Ecological Improvement, and Rocky Desertification Management. Guiyang). The project will have the following outcome: rocky desertification area reduced. The project will have two outputs: (i) water resources conserved and (ii) environment, ecology, and land productivity restored.
Video Chuma and Sifuba’s story: Overcoming economic imbalance in Zambia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:22 PM
Chuma and Sifuba’s story features in one of the seven real-life video case studies that are part of the Moving Forward Together guide, produced by WorldFish and Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
CIA World Factbook by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
The Central Intelligence Agency maintains a seachable, on-line "World Factbook" with frequently updated country-level data on general introductory background, geographic, population statistics, descriptive government and legal information, and economic, communications, and transportation, and military data. It also highlights transnational issues of relevance the country.
Circle of Blue WaterNews; Reporting the Global Water Crisis: Bolivian Village Wants Compensation for Climate Change Adaptation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
 
File Civil Society and Peacebuilding: Potentials, Limitations and Critical Factors by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Published by Social Development Department Sustainable Development Network, the World Bank 2006. This report develops a new analytical framework to better understand the functions of civil society in peacebuilding. Civil society contributions to development and peacebuilding can be categorized in a variety of ways, but donors largely employ actor-oriented perspectives. This report proposes to move toward a functional perspective, centered on the roles that different actors can play in conflict situations...
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) by Portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
CAKE is a joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt. It is aimed at building a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change.
File CLIMATE BENEFITS, TENURE COSTS by Christin VanZant — last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:48 PM
The Economic Case For Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon
Climate Change and Weather by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
 
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Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) has developed and is promoting rigorous standards for evaluating land-based carbon projects. The CCBA is a unique partnership among research institutions, corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The CCBA is made up of Members, Advising Institutions and CCB Standards Sponsors. The Members founded the CCBA and contributed to the development of the CCB standards with financial support from the CCB Standards Sponsors. The independent Advising Institutions facilitated the revision of the draft Standards based on public comments and field-testing. . The CCB Standards identify land-based climate change mitigation projects that simultaneously generate climate, biodiversity and sustainable-development benefits.
File Climate-Resilient Development: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Climate Change by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 19, 2014 02:43 PM
This framework facilitates the systematic inclusion of climate considerations in development decision-making. The framework’s objective is to support the development process by assisting development practitioners in identifying, evaluating, selecting, implementing, and adjusting actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities and improve development outcomes. The climate-resilient development framework described here is designed to promote actions that ensure progress toward development goals by including climate stressors, both climate variability and climate change.
File Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:03 PM
The purpose of the sourcebook is to further elaborate the concept of CSA and demonstrate its potential, as well as limitations. It aims to help decision makers at a number of levels (including political administrators and natural resource managers) to understand the different options that are available for planning, policies and investments and the practices that are suitable for making different agricultural sectors, landscapes and food systems more climate-smart. This sourcebook is a reference tool for planners, practitioners and policy makers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries at national and subnational levels. The sourcebook indicates some of the necessary ingredients required to achieve a climate-smart approach to the agricultural sectors, including existing options and barriers. Featured September, 2013.
Climatelinks by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 20, 2016 02:44 PM
Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. Climatelinks provides a platform to connect, support, and grow the capacity of climate change and development practitioners through systematic learning and knowledge sharing. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.
File Coastal Ecosystems – Services and Values: Global Conference on Land-Oceans Connections Introduction by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 30, 2013 06:30 PM
The Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections (GLOC) was a two-day gathering of scientists, experts, policy makers and NGOs who made recommendations for the Third Intergovernmental Review (IGR-3) on the Implementation of the GPA that followed this conference (25-26 January 2012). This conference explored current and emerging issues that originate from land-based activities and the options to manage these issues.
File Coastal Environmental Awards Scheme article. Adapted from Pwani Yetu, the TCMP Newsletter. Volume 12 and 13. by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
CEAS Prizes Grace World Environment Day in Coastal Districts
Video Coastal Fisheries Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition in Timor-Leste by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:29 PM
In the young half-island nation of Timor-Leste, fisheries are small-scale and have low catch rates, meaning fish is an underexploited source of nutrition and protein that can help combat the country’s high rate of malnutrition. Recognizing this, WorldFish is partnering with Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to lead a project funded by the Kingdom of Norway to develop the fisheries sector. Key project activities include a nearshore stock assessment, deployment of fish aggregating devices (FADs) in five rural communities and drafting of a new national fisheries strategy.
Coastal Resources Center/University of Rhode Island by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) mobilizes governments, business and communities around the world to work together as stewards of coastal ecosystems. With our partners we strive to define and achieve the health, equitable allocation of wealth, and sustainable intensities of human activity at the transition between the land and the sea.This site highlights Current Projects and links to Publications that are searchable by Country and Topic. Several of its thematic topics include: Capacity Building; Coastal Plans & Policies; Constituency Building; Ecosystem Governance; Evaluation for Learning; Incorporating Science; and Protected Areas . {http://www.crc.uri.edu/}
Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
that has been established under the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) The CPF members which include the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), the World Bank Poverty Reduction Strategy (WBPRS), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
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File Comment les droits fonciers des femmes peuvent-ils être garantis? Synthèse de la discussion en ligne by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Du 23 janvier au 6 février, l’ILC a organisé un débat en ligne, précédant la manifestation parallèle de l’ILC, du FIDA et de la FAO lors de la Commission de la condition de la femme (CCF) qui s’est tenue du 27 février au 9 mars 2012 à New York. Ce débat était animé simultanément sur le Land Portal et sur le Forum FSN - nous avons reçu 70 contributions de 32 pays, émanant de militants locaux, chercheurs, ONG, et personnels gouvernementaux. Tout en soulignant la situation difficile à laquelle les femmes sont confrontées dans de nombreux pays, les contributions au débat ont inclus de nombreux exemples sur la façon de promouvoir les droits fonciers des femmes.
Committe on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS): International Directory Network Services Portal by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
A comprehensive directory of Earth science and global change data.
Communications and Information Technology for Conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:33 AM
 
File Communique de Presse - Nouveau rapport: le defrichement illegal pour l'agriculture commerciale est responsable de la moitie de la deforestation dans les zones tropicales by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:18 AM
Les exportations liées à une conversion illégale des terres représentent un montant de 61 milliards de dollars américains et sont responsables de 25 pour cent de la déforestation dans les zones tropicales ; le défrichement illégal est le plus élevé au monde au Brésil et en Indonésie
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Community Based Natural Resources Management Case studies by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Case Studies of Community-based Natural Resource Management generated through a contract to ARD by USAID (see Tools - CBNRM).
Community Based Rangeland and Livestock Management Namibia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 29, 2013 03:41 PM
The Community Based Rangeland and Livestock Management (CBRLM) Project is a sub-activity of the Agriculture Support Programme under the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia. The objective is to improve the incomes of cattle owners in the northern communal areas in Namibia through interventions in rangeland management, livestock improvement and marketing. It is a 4 year project which commenced in March 2010 and will end in July 2014.
File COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
Trainers’ manual. Participatory tools and activities for civil society organisations working with people with HIV. 2006. This training manual draws on the experiences of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and its partners in developing approaches to community engagement for antiretroviral treatment.
File Community Enterprise Interventions for Landscape/Seascape Level Conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 18, 2013 12:02 AM
This product—Lessons on Community Enterprise Interventions for Landscape/Seascape Level Conservation—looks across learning in seven landscape/seascapes, implemented by six conservation NGOs funded under the Global Conservation Program (GCP). The GCP emphasizes learning in program design and implementation. The GCP site-based projects help NGOs expand their initiatives, strengthen in-country capacity and collaboration, as well as complement other conservation and development activities in a given landscape/ seascape. Learning from terrestrial and marine sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has been captured in annual reporting and success stories for the last decade.
File Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:17 PM
Community Markets for Conservation COMACO is a model for rural development that supports natural resource management.
Community-Based Natural Resource Managemen - ICT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:38 AM
The Equator Initiative Case Study Database is a knowledge-sharing platform that allows users to search and access this wealth of case material, and represents a sizeable and substantive knowledge contribution to the field of community-based natural resource management.
File Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia: A Case Study by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Through community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), Namibians who form conservancies now have legal rights to manage wildlife and benefit from tourism. With these secure rights, and with help from NGOs and the government, something extraordinary is happening: wildlife numbers, which were decimated by war and poaching, are rising, and ecosystems are rebounding. Namibians also now have the chance to build businesses based on eco-tourism and related activities, and these businesses are helping to improve the lives of conservancy members.
Community-based Tourism by Guest User — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Community-based tourism is an opportunity for tourism companies to develop alternative models of making profit based on ethical dealings with rural communities and their natural resources. While potentially challenging and not necessarily straight-forward, ultimately community-based tourism can make a great deal of sense - it's good for business, good for local people, and good for the environment. Community-based tourism, if done well, can make a substantial difference in incomes for local communities and help improve natural resource management and conservation at local level.
File Comunicado a Imprensa - Novo Relatorio: Abertura Ilegal de Areas para Agricultura Comercial E Responsavel por Metade do Desmatamento Tropical by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:18 AM
Exportações Oriundas da Conversão Ilegal Representam US$ 61 bilhões e são Responsáveis por 25% do Desmatamento Tropical; a Abertura Ilegal de Áreas no Brasil e Indonésia são as Maiores do Mundo
File Comunicado de Prensa - Nuevo informe: Desmonte ilegal para agricultura comercial responsable de la mitad de la deforestacion en los tropicos by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:18 AM
Las exportaciones derivadas de la conversión ilegal alcanzan 61 mil millones de dólares y son responsables del 25 por ciento de la deforestación en los trópicos; El desmonte ilegal en Brasil e Indonesia es el más alto del mundo
File Conference Agenda-Value Chain Dynamics for Natural Products (Cebu, 2008) by Michael Colby — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Agenda for a 2 day workshop on Value Chain Dynamics for Natural Products in the Furniture, Gifts & Home Decor and Fashion Accessories Industries
Congressional Record 118/119 Reporting (Forestry, Biodiversity, and Endangered Species) US Foreign Assistance Act by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:49 AM
Section 1: 118/119 Reports (Forestry, Biodiversity, and Endangered Species) Reporting Requirements under FAA
Connecting Nature’s Dots by Thomas L. Friedman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
August 22, 2009 Jao Flats, Botswana
File Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface: Implications for Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 03:51 PM
The “Southern and East African Experts Panel on Designing Successful Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface: Implications for Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health” forum brought together nearly 80 veterinarians, ecologists, economists, wildlife managers, and other experts from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/ domestic animal/human interface facing Africa today, and tomorrow. This volume attempts to capture invitees’ uniquely grounded insights, and their ideas for making the long-overdue “one health” perspective a reality in practice.
Conservation Drones by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:35 AM
The mission of this website is to share our knowledge for building low-cost Conservation Drones to help conservation workers and researchers in developing countries do their jobs a lot more effectively and cost efficiently.
File Conservation Farming Technical Training and Support: USAID WULA NAFAA by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 24, 2013 04:46 PM
This report outline the Conservation Farming Technical Training that was carried out by Mike Mailloux from January 4, 2010 till January 25, 2010. Key recommendation related to further in-country expansions of CF activities are also included in this report.
Conservation Financing Approaches by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Conservation Financing Approaches (e.g., Payment for Environmental Services, Debt for Nature Swaps, Bioprospecting)
Conservation International by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Conservation International is an NGO that works with indigenous peoples in South and Central America and South Asia. The website contains some information about their programs, abridged versions of working and policy papers, and some links to biodiversity and environmental resources.
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