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How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?
Jun 08, 2018 · File

How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?

"How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?" summarizes findings from the literature around four key assumptions about capacity building for enforcement and prosecution. Using the experiences and evidence summarized in this brief, program designers and implementing partners should be…

 The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
Jun 08, 2018 · File

The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development

This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for…

Supplemental Guide  3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Jun 07, 2018 · File

Supplemental Guide 3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This guide supplements Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming. Step 4, Brainstorming Strategic Approaches, involves generating a suite of potential strategic approaches for a design team to consider. Step 5…

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure
May 30, 2018 · File

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved environmental governance and implementing green infrastructure approaches to strengthen ecosystems and stabilize the provision of water.…

May 24, 2018 · News Item

Women Marine Guards Protect the Underwater “Treasure”

by Gateway Web Editor — Oct 21, 2019 07:10 PM

The long stretch of pinkish white sand of Subic Beach in the Philippines’ Calintaan Island has become a popular tourist destination during the past decade. The exquisite waters surrounding the beach are part of the San Bernardino Strait – a…

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines
May 24, 2018 · File

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Philippines mission’s Emerging Champions for Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Ecosystems Services (ECBCIES) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems in six key biodiversity areas to help communities adapt to climate…

 The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region
May 11, 2018 · File

The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region

The fragmentary adoption of REDD+ across forest nations leaves room for the displacement of deforestation from early-adopters and countries with more rigorous carbon-related regulatory regimes to late-adopters of REDD+. While this displacement is expected to be substantial, our empirical understanding…

ABCG Career Opportunities: Consultant and Coordinator positions now available! May 2018
May 10, 2018 · News Item

ABCG Career Opportunities: Consultant and Coordinator positions now available! May 2018

by Portal Web Editor — May 10, 2018 10:01 PM

African Wildlife Foundation Deputy Chief of Party; Jane Goodall Institute Deputy Director; The Nature Conservancy Program Coordinator, Kenya Country Program; WCS Coordinator, Law Enforcement and Governance; WWF Development of East African Community Forest Policy and Consultancy; Conservation International Consultancy to…

May 10, 2018 · File

ZOOMING IN: COMPANIES, COMMODITIES, & TRACEABILITY COMMITMENTS THAT COUNT, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

“Zooming In” presents a new analysis by Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Ceres about how companies that are committed to addressing commodity-driven deforestation are tracing supplies to their origin—be it factory, farm, field, or forest—so they can determine the…

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases
May 01, 2018 · File

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases

USAID launched a global case study compilation to collect lessons on an urgent global conservation challenge: how to build capacity for enforcement and prosecution to combat wildlife trafficking. Forty-eight entries were received, and 12 of these were selected for publication…

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation
May 01, 2018 · File

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation

Looking across the 12 cases, this synthesis identifies common approaches and explores generalizable lessons. The approaches include: using technology for effective data collection and management, building effective partnerships among stakeholders, fostering local ownership and involvement, and leveraging outside experts and…

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala
May 01, 2018 · File

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala

Established in 2015, Mesa Técnica is a partnership among three civil society organizations working to build capacity for wildlife trafficking enforcement in the northern Guatemalan department of Petén. Select personnel from partner institutions sit on a close-knit committee dedicated to…

Space for Giants in Kenya
May 01, 2018 · File

Space for Giants in Kenya

Even when apprehended, few poachers or traffickers in Kenya and across East Africa are actually prosecuted. To address this issue, Space for Giants worked to strengthen criminal justice system through development of (1) a Rapid Reference Guide for use by…

National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit in Tanzania
May 01, 2018 · File

National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit in Tanzania

Tanzania’s PAMS Foundation has worked alongside the National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit since 2014 to combat wildlife trafficking and poaching. With guidance and capacity building support from the foundation, the Unit has become one of the most effective…

Gender and Biodiversity Page Key Resources Image
Apr 06, 2018 · Image

Gender and Biodiversity Page Key Resources Image

Gender and Biodiversity Page Key Resources Image

Apr 02, 2018 · File

SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINE CONSTRUCTION Full Technical Update 2017

This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. All sectors are accessible at http://www.usaidgems.org/sectorGuidelines.htm. Purpose. The purpose of this…

Apr 02, 2018 · File

USAID GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (GEMS) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINE: ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. All sectors are accessible at http://www.usaidgems.org/sectorGuidelines.htm. Purpose. The purpose of this…

Apr 02, 2018 · File

Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area Performance: Monitoring social impacts

Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area Performance: Monitoring Social Impacts (Field Manual)

Apr 02, 2018 · File

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES: SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS). All sectors are accessible at www.usaidgems.org/bestPractice.htm. The purpose…

Apr 02, 2018 · File

LGBT Vision for Action

LGBT Vision For Action: Promoting and Supporting the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals Stigmatization and discrimination can deprive LGBT persons of human rights, render them vulnerable to high levels of abuse and violence, and bar them from…

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