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Biodiversity and Forestry Seminars

Feb 22, 2013 · File

Social capital, community based governance and resilience in an African artisanal river fishery

An analysis of the management and governance of a fishery between Mozambique and Tanzania.

Feb 19, 2013 · File

Powerless Spectators, Coping Actors, and Adaptive Co-managers: a synthesis of the role of communities in Ecosystem Management

A synthesis of papers on the adaptive capacity of communities

Emerging Technology & Practice for Conservation Communications in Africa
Feb 02, 2013 · File

Emerging Technology & Practice for Conservation Communications in Africa

A report reviewing the emergence and role of information and communication technology utilization for conservation.

Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions.
Jan 08, 2013 · File

Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions.

Comprehensive review of CBNRM across Africa. Distitguishes between different types of CBNRM in different regions and under different conditions. Analyses CBNRM impacts according to: Empowerment; Economics; Environment. Explores the potential of CBNRM as a mechanism for addressing global challenges with…

Jan 08, 2013 · File

Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions.

A comprensive review of CBNRM across Africa drawing on a wealth of literature. Distinguishes between different types of CBNRM as applied in different regions and under different conditions. analyses achievements of CBNRM according to: Empowerment; Economics; Environment. Analyses CBNRM as…

Dec 13, 2012 · File

Protected areas and rights movements: The inadequacies of Nepal's participatory conservation

This paper highlights the limitations of participatory conservation in light of the resistance movements around protected areas in Nepal.

Dec 13, 2012 · File

Trends in forest ownership, forest resources tenure and institutional arrangements: are they contributing to better forest management and poverty reduction? Community and leasehold forestry for the poor: Nepal case study

Paper discusses the relationship between forest resource tenure and forest management, with a focus on the implication for poverty alleviation in Nepal.

Dec 12, 2012 · File

Integrating conservation and development experience: a review an bibliography of the ICDP literature

This literature review aims to investigate local perceptions of the success or failure of intergrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs). It reviews existing information on ICDPs to take stock of experience to date and to explore the key problems and…

Dec 12, 2012 · File

Powerless Spectators, Coping Actors, and Adaptive Co-managers: a synthesis of the role of communities in ecosystem management

We provide a synthesis of the papers in the Special Issue, the Communities Ecosystems and Livelihoods component of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), and other recent publications on the adaptive capacity of communities and their role in ecosystem management. Communities…

Dec 11, 2012 · File

Capitalisation and sharing of experiences on the interaction between forest policies and land use

More productive and sustainable use of sloping land and community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) are being recognised increasingly as major options in a range of natural resource sectors in Asia. CBNRM is also recognised as a useful mechanism in cross-cutting…

Nov 16, 2012 · File

Adaptive Collaborative Management of Community Forests in Asia Experiences from Nepal, Indonesia and the Philippines

The easy ‘solutions’ offered by centralised resource management no longer work, and the era of top-down decision making is all but over. Some of the new directions that have been proposed include learning-based approaches in place of set management prescriptions,…

Nov 16, 2012 · File

Adaptive Collaborative Management of Community Forests in Asia Experiences from Nepal, Indonesia and the Philippines

The easy ‘solutions’ offered by centralised resource management no longer work, and the era of top-down decision making is all but over. Some of the new directions that have been proposed include learning-based approaches in place of set management prescriptions,…

 Social Protection and Cash Transfers To Strengthen Families Affected by HIV and AIDS
Nov 04, 2012 · File

Social Protection and Cash Transfers To Strengthen Families Affected by HIV and AIDS

As HIV and AIDS simultaneously undermine livelihoods and household and community safety nets, families are especially vulnerable to poverty, food insecurity, and threats to their children’s nutrition, health, and education, with irreversible consequences. With more than 33.3 million people affected…

Oct 02, 2012 · File

Forest Conservation and Leakage: Evidence from Mexico's National Payments for Watershed Services Program

Presentation given under the auspices of the TransLinks project at USAID's Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series on 9-9-11, this is a much more detailed presentation (after further analysis) on the topic convered in the 2010 LTC Brief and Presentation.

Sep 07, 2012 · File

Testing Hypotheses for the Success of Different Conservation Strategies

Meta analysis of CBNRM cases uses 4 outcomes measures.

Assessment of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa
Sep 05, 2012 · File

Assessment of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa

The objective of this assessment was to determine the status of USAID’s Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) program activities in the Southern Africa region as a part of RCSA’s internal planning process for the development of strategies for the…

WWF-SARPO Occasional Paper Series: Synthesis of the CBNRM Policy and Legislation in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambi and Zimbabwe
Sep 05, 2012 · File

WWF-SARPO Occasional Paper Series: Synthesis of the CBNRM Policy and Legislation in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambi and Zimbabwe

This report focuses on the status and implementation of CBNRM policies and legislation in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The report aims to provide more than a general policy review, several of which have been carried out before.…

Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working?
May 17, 2012 · File

Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working?

Awoyemi et al. argue that the gap between religion and conservation must be narrowed if the latter is to take its rightful place among mayor human concerns and endeavors. They believe that changes in human behavior are needed to conserve…

Engendering Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension
May 16, 2012 · File

Engendering Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension

This publication discusses the essential role of women in food security and suggests how women may be incorporated in agricultural research and development. Authors call for a restructuring of agriculture programs, policies, R&D, implementation, and program evaluation.

Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working?
May 11, 2012 · File

Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working?

Awoyemi et al. argue that the gap between religion and conservation must be narrowed if the latter is to take its rightful place among mayor human concerns and endeavors. They believe that changes in human behavior are needed to conserve…

 
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