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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

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 — Jun 06, 2017 02:30 PM

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

Webinar:  Exploring the Effectiveness of Conservation Enterprises

Webinar: Exploring the Effectiveness of Conservation Enterprises

by Portal Web Editor — Jun 06, 2017 02:39 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.

New Partnership to Address Resilience Data Gaps in Asian and Latin American Cities

New Partnership to Address Resilience Data Gaps in Asian and Latin American Cities

by Christin VanZant — Mar 28, 2017 11:19 PM

Brussels/Washington (January 12, 2017) – Climate change is a global phenomenon and cities are on the frontlines, but climate impacts and risks will be felt differently across neighbourhoods and populations due to differences in geography, culture and infrastructure. Cities must…

United States Announces $76 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

United States Announces $76 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

by Christin VanZant — Mar 21, 2017 11:04 AM

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 USAID Press Office Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities March 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities March 2017

by Christin VanZant — Mar 16, 2017 05:02 PM

The Nature Conservancy - Chief of Party Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania The Jane Goodall Institute - Associate Director of Operations, Vienna HQ The Jane Goodall Institute - Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Vienna, Virginia African Wildlife Foundation - Project Manager,…

Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

by Christin VanZant — Mar 16, 2017 04:52 PM

Brazilian coffee farmers earn a wage that keeps them above the poverty line, but still just below the region’s living wage benchmark, a new report has found.

World Wildlife Day 2017: FRAMEgram Special Edition

by FRAME Administrator — Mar 16, 2017 09:10 AM

This special edition of FRAMEgram is in recognition of World Wildlife Day 2017. Every year March 3rd marks the United Nations World Wildlife Day. This year’s theme is “Listen to the Young Voices.” The U.S. State Department’s theme is “Front…

Food Security and Health Depend on Biodiverse Ecosystems

Food Security and Health Depend on Biodiverse Ecosystems

by FRAME Administrator — Nov 13, 2018 04:09 PM

Taylor Ricketts’ work focuses on the question: How do we meet the needs of both people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world?

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