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Hydropower Development in the Greater Mekong

Hydropower Development in the Greater Mekong

by Christin VanZant — Jul 10, 2017 03:54 PM

Large-scale infrastructure projects, including dams for hydropower, can severely affect wildlife, ecosystems and ultimately humans.

Girls in the Garage - Upending expectations in northern Morocco

Girls in the Garage - Upending expectations in northern Morocco

by Christin VanZant — Jul 10, 2017 03:36 PM

Women’s Work “In Morocco — and especially here in the north, in Tetouan, the jobs that women tend to do are hairdressing, cooking, patisserie…,” explains Najlae. Ever since she was a little girl, Najlae was fascinated by cars and motorbikes.…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities July 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities July 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jul 07, 2017 12:55 PM

WWF - Africa Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator; WWF - Technical Advisor - Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme; WCS - Project Director, Okapi Faunal Reserve; Maliasili Initiatives - Chief Operating Officer; Eagle - Organizational Development Officer; Eagle - Field Investigations Officer; Eagle…

USAID Global Health Newsletter - June 2017

USAID Global Health Newsletter - June 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jun 28, 2017 09:02 PM

Maternal & Child Survival 2017 Acting on the Call Report: A Focus on Health Systems We're excited to share the fourth annual Acting on the Call report. This year's report recounts progress in our maternal and child survival efforts and…

Celebrating Father’s Day 2017

Celebrating Father’s Day 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jul 07, 2017 12:40 PM

This Father's Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the critical role that fathers play in influencing and supporting the wellbeing of families. Men are often the primary decision-makers in many of the countries where USAID works and…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities June 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities June 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jun 28, 2017 08:42 PM

Conservation International - Regional Programme Manager, Wildlife Programmes: Nairobi, Kenya; ZSL - Landscape Manager: Cameroon; RTI Intl - Technical and Managerial Positions; IUCN - Consultancies

USAID Global Health Newsletter - May 2017

USAID Global Health Newsletter - May 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jun 28, 2017 08:30 PM

FOCUS ON HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN Human-centered design (HCD) is a way of thinking that places the people you're trying to serve at the center of the design and implementation process. HCD was developed in the private sector to integrate business and…

The Wild Table: Fish, Forests and Food Security

The Wild Table: Fish, Forests and Food Security

by FRAME Administrator — Nov 13, 2018 04:26 PM

What do chocolate, forests and fisheries management have in common? The answer lies at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and food security.

A Thriving Business Creates Opportunity in Tajikistan

A Thriving Business Creates Opportunity in Tajikistan

by Christin VanZant — Jun 01, 2017 01:47 PM

Hamrohkon Toirova’s barber shop has only been open since last fall, but she already has a regular clientele that covers her expenses and provides her family with 20 percent more income that they used to have. With her newfound economic…

Five Provinces and National Agencies Join Forces to Protect and Conserve the Verde Island Passage

Five Provinces and National Agencies Join Forces to Protect and Conserve the Verde Island Passage

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:45 PM

Batangas City, 6 April 2017 - Five provinces along the Verde Island Passage and national agencies today committed to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the protection and management of what is considered as the global epicenter of…

6 Things You Need to Know About Mangroves (but never thought to ask)

6 Things You Need to Know About Mangroves (but never thought to ask)

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:44 PM

“I love mangroves.” That’s a phrase you’ve probably never heard anyone say. Mangroves don’t inspire awe and wonder the way coral reefs, rainforests or wide-open grasslands do. In many parts of the world, they’ve long been frowned upon as dirty,…

Sustainable Tourism, Development the Focus of New AWF Partnership

Sustainable Tourism, Development the Focus of New AWF Partnership

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:42 PM

In recognizing the need for genuine partnerships to ensure that sustainable tourism development is in harmony with and compliments conservation of the environment, wildlife and wild lands and the utilization of the natural resources in a modernizing Africa, the African…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities mid-May 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities mid-May 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 30, 2017 07:24 PM

WWF Chief of Party - Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa in Windhoek, Namibia; African Wildlife Foundation - Digital Content Officer in Nairobi, Kenya; ZSL Business and Biodiversity Technical Advisor, Africa in London; Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Chief Commercial Officer…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities May 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities May 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 30, 2017 06:55 PM

WCS Rwanda Country Director - Location: Kigali, Rwanda: Conservation International Country Director Location: Madagascar- Antananarivo; IUCN Chef de Programme Location: Guinée-Bissaua; IFAW Chief of Party Location: Malawi; East African Wildlife Society Head of Programs Location: Nairobi, Kenya; WWF Country Director…

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 — Nov 13, 2018 04:17 PM

Flying Under the Radar is the most comprehensive report on 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,…

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