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Adding It Up: Economic Tools To Improve Infrastructure Planning and Biodiversity Conservation
Dec 19, 2016 · File

Adding It Up: Economic Tools To Improve Infrastructure Planning and Biodiversity Conservation

USAID believes that decisions about whether and where to build roads, dams and other infrastructure should carefully evaluate biodiversity impacts and the opportunity cost of losing ecosystem goods and services. The Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) Program…

Five Ways to Improve Nutrition Through Agriculture
Dec 15, 2016 · File

Five Ways to Improve Nutrition Through Agriculture

Agriculture plays an important role in providing nutritious foods and sustainable livelihoods. SPRING’s work has revealed several opportunities for agriculture to contribute to improved nutrition, especially for those most at risk. By addressing these opportunities in current and new agricultural…

CIFOR Day at USAID
Dec 08, 2016 · File

CIFOR Day at USAID

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host a series of seminars focused on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives including food security, the…

‘Such Misconducts Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda
Nov 22, 2016 · File

‘Such Misconducts Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda

This case study offers an in-depth examination of rangers’ experiences with and perceptions of wrongdoing in a specific Ugandan protected area.

Wildlife & Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Wildlife & Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to serve as an initial entry point for national governments, international actors, practitioners and scholars to better understand the complexity of wildlife and forest crime, and to serve as a framework around which a prevention and…

Wildlife Crime: A Guide to the Use of Forensic & Specialist Techniques in the Investigation of Wildlife Crime
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Wildlife Crime: A Guide to the Use of Forensic & Specialist Techniques in the Investigation of Wildlife Crime

This handbook is aimed at enforcement officers involved in wildlife crime investigation. It is written from the perspective of law enforcement in the UK, but many of the described techniques will be applicable to wildlife crime investigation at an international level.

Protected Area Staff Training: Guidelines for Planning and Management
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Protected Area Staff Training: Guidelines for Planning and Management

This guide from the IUCN is designed to help protected area managers to develop, implement, and evaluate targeted training programs to build and maintain staff competencies.

Competence Standards for Protected Area Jobs in South East Asia
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Competence Standards for Protected Area Jobs in South East Asia

This guide by the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation provides suggested competence standards for protected area jobs, including enforcement agents.

Strengthening the Weakest Links: Strategies for Improving the Enforcement of Environmental Laws Globally
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Strengthening the Weakest Links: Strategies for Improving the Enforcement of Environmental Laws Globally

This report presents a theoretical framework for enforcement as well as a deep analysis of four country case studies on their performance with enforcement of environmental laws.

Strategies for Enforcing Wildlife Trade Regulations in Ulaanbaatar
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Strategies for Enforcing Wildlife Trade Regulations in Ulaanbaatar

This case study reviews and recommends strategies to regulate wildlife trade through Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn

This paper offers insight into the predicted bio-economic effects of legalizing the trade of rhino horns, with important theoretical implications for similar illegal wildlife products.

The Disappearing Act: The Illicit Trade in Wildlife in Asia
Nov 22, 2016 · File

The Disappearing Act: The Illicit Trade in Wildlife in Asia

A Foreign Policy working paper by the Brookings Institution that reviews the current status of illegal wildlife trade in Asia and provides a broad set of guidelines for designing policy responses.

Conservation, Crime and Communities: Case Studies of Efforts to Engage Local Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Conservation, Crime and Communities: Case Studies of Efforts to Engage Local Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

A series of case studies that explore “well-known and less well-known examples of both the highs and lows of engaging local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade.”

Poaching Is More Than an Enforcement Problem
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Poaching Is More Than an Enforcement Problem

A policy paper that explores strategies to reduce poaching other than enforcement, including demand reduction, farmed wildlife, social marketing, and incentivizing and empowering local communities.

Managing Wildlife Crime in And Around Protected Areas: A Training Guideline for Field Rangers
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Managing Wildlife Crime in And Around Protected Areas: A Training Guideline for Field Rangers

A training guideline produced by IUCN that provides a benchmark of best practices for field ranger trainers, which “covers the basics of operations and the tactics required for them to successfully carry out anti-poaching and operations in the field.

Policing the Wilderness: A Descriptive Study of Wildlife Conservation Officers in South Africa
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Policing the Wilderness: A Descriptive Study of Wildlife Conservation Officers in South Africa

A qualitative case study of the careers of field rangers in South Africa using data gathered from interviews and observation in six public and private game reserves, two training schools, and a university program.

Proceedings of the International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU, 5-6 November 2001, Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Proceedings of the International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU, 5-6 November 2001, Frankfurt, Germany

Conference proceedings from “International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU” held by TRAFFIC Europe and the IUCN Environmental Law Center.

Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) Ustyurt Landscape Conservation Initiative (ULCI)
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) Ustyurt Landscape Conservation Initiative (ULCI)

Final report for the Ustyurt Landscape Conservation Initiative (UCLI), a USAID-funded activity under the SCAPES program, implemented from 2009 to 2014.

The South Africa - Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus: A Deadly Combination of Institutional Lapses, Corrupt Wildlife Industry Professionals and Asian Crime Syndicates
Nov 22, 2016 · File

The South Africa - Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus: A Deadly Combination of Institutional Lapses, Corrupt Wildlife Industry Professionals and Asian Crime Syndicates

This is a 2012 TRAFFIC report summarizing the dynamics and drivers of the illegal trade in rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam and aims to contribute understanding toward the “salient factors both in source country and end-use markets that…

Successful Reduction in Rhino Poaching in Nepal
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Successful Reduction in Rhino Poaching in Nepal

This journal article is a case study of Nepal’s successful efforts to reduce rhino poaching, and contains a review of the actions taken by the Nepalese government and partners, statistics of rhino poaching and populations, and the factors which may…

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