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Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector

Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector

by FRAME Administrator — May 26, 2017 10:32 AM

The "Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector" report is the most comprehensive assessment of wildlife trafficking in the air transport sector to date, analyzing ivory, rhino horn, reptile and bird seizures from airports worldwide between 2009-2016.

A Trade Solution to the Food Security Challenge: Surplus Grains Worth $83 Million Now Available to Countries in Need

A Trade Solution to the Food Security Challenge: Surplus Grains Worth $83 Million Now Available to Countries in Need

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:45 PM

A food security milestone was achieved this month with the signing of contracts to sell 279,000 metric tons of food grains from areas of surplus in East Africa to areas of need. The 58 contracts to sell staple crops from…

Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:44 PM

Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain

Faces of the Value Chain

Faces of the Value Chain

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:43 PM

How a groundbreaking USAID program is bolstering both Nepal’s agricultural ecosystem and those who depend on it

Battling a Virus to Save Saiga

Battling a Virus to Save Saiga

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:41 PM

Saiga, an ancient, critically-endangered species of antelope, are facing a catastrophic plague. These animals have been dying over the last two months in alarming numbers in the Great Lakes Depression of western Mongolia. WCS scientists working at the site with…

Bayesian Networks for Modeling Conservation Impacts

Bayesian Networks for Modeling Conservation Impacts

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:55 PM

The application of alternative modeling approaches could be expanded to help bridge the social and biological strengths of the IUCN to help promote both conservation and livelihoods. By combining the features of several participatory procedures into a customized conversational process,…

New Guidance Pushes Transparency, Collaboration To Scrub Forest Loss From Palm Oil Supply Chains

New Guidance Pushes Transparency, Collaboration To Scrub Forest Loss From Palm Oil Supply Chains

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:53 PM

Palm oil, the huge commodity hidden in products on just about every aisle of the grocery store, is driving deforestation in some of the world’s most biodiverse and carbon-rich forests, but it doesn’t have to be this way, environmental groups…

Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:51 PM

US Ambassador Jackson calls on Fisher folk in Ghana to Allow Children to Grow in their Home Environment and Develop Well

Good Nutrition Campaign Puts a Dent in Indonesia’s Child Stunting

Good Nutrition Campaign Puts a Dent in Indonesia’s Child Stunting

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:49 PM

More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth caused by undernutrition. That translates into a lifetime of missed opportunities as stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delays brain development, and reduces academic achievement and earning potential.…

Project Update:  New Insights from Tanzania and Ghana Case Studies on Responsible Investments in Land

Project Update: New Insights from Tanzania and Ghana Case Studies on Responsible Investments in Land

by Christin VanZant — May 02, 2017 08:26 PM

Landesa’s Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) team has completed two new case studies on investments in Tanzania and Ghana. These are part of a series of case studies intended to inform the framework and content of RIPL Guidebooks,…

ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2017

ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 02, 2017 07:45 PM

News Highlights, Recent Publications, Upcoming Events & Past Event Resources

Biodiversity Champion: Dr. Caroly Shumway

by FRAME Administrator — Apr 03, 2017 11:05 AM

The USAID BRIDGE project and FAB staff sat down with USAID’s former Senior Science Advisor to the Administrator and former Director of USAID’s Center for Development Research, Dr. Caroly Shumway, to learn about what inspired her to be a scientist…

ABCG Career Opportunites April 2017

ABCG Career Opportunites April 2017

by Christin VanZant — Apr 13, 2017 02:26 PM

African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Leadership and Management Program African Wildlife Foundation, Social Media Officer WCS, Business Development Manager for Niassa National Reserve IUCN, Senior Programme Officer, Conservation Areas and Species Diversity IUCN, Country Coordinator, Stabilizing Land Use Project ALU, MBA…

Project Spotlight: Vietnam's Saving Species Activity

Project Spotlight: Vietnam's Saving Species Activity

by Claire Price — Apr 07, 2017 03:40 PM

Saving Species is USAID/Vietnam’s flagship implementation vehicle for combating wildlife trafficking. Saving Species utilizes a theory of change approach for its three objectives of demand reduction, strengthening law enforcement, and improving the legal framework for wildlife crime.

Building a Collaborative Foundation: The CWT Learning Agenda

Building a Collaborative Foundation: The CWT Learning Agenda

by Claire Price — Apr 13, 2017 03:07 PM

The CWT Learning Agenda details the priority strategic approaches, key questions, and activities that the CWT Collaborative Learning Group will pursue through E3/FAB's Cross-Mission Learning Program. This document serves as the foundation for learning efforts and is the best starting…

Webinar:  Exploring the Effectiveness of Conservation Enterprises

Webinar: Exploring the Effectiveness of Conservation Enterprises

by Portal Web Editor — Apr 03, 2017 04:57 PM

This June 21, 2016 event explored the effectiveness of Conservation Enterprises and kicked off the Conservation Enterprise Learning Group.

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist

by Sue Hoye — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

Check out this new tool to help practitioners plan their conservation enterprise approach! The questions in the checklist help to identify the important considerations in the context of a particular site.

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods

by Shawn Peabody — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

Using a database of World Bank project evaluations, E3/FAB’s new study called “Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects” aims to contribute to building the evidence base around the integration of biodiversity conservation and livelihood goals.

Adapting to New Challenges in the Tian Shan Mountains

Adapting to New Challenges in the Tian Shan Mountains

by Christin VanZant — Mar 28, 2017 11:24 PM

Today, the people and animals of the Central Tian Shan mountain range face a new threat: climate change. Increasingly erratic precipitation, unseasonal and extreme snowfall, and melting permafrost are transforming the landscape and making sheep herding more difficult, creating new…

Kenyan Microfinance NGO Unveils Plans to Reach 1 Million Women by 2021

Kenyan Microfinance NGO Unveils Plans to Reach 1 Million Women by 2021

by Christin VanZant — Mar 28, 2017 11:22 PM

Kenyan social enterprise Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) recently announced an ambitious five-year strategic plan, which was developed with the support of the Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) project, led by DAI and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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