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Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Biodiversity Programming
May 06, 2020 · File

Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Biodiversity Programming

Effectively engaging stakeholders is a core component of successful and sustainable biodiversity conservation programs. This guide compiles the evidence from a comprehensive literature review into a four-step process. It presents a systematic approach to engaging stakeholders in biodiversity conservation planning,…

Conservation is Development
May 06, 2020 · File

Conservation is Development

This resource provides an overview of programming examples, tools and approaches, and evidence that support cross-sectoral collaboration to achieve shared development goals. It was developed by the Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project, a five-year contract (2015-2020)…

The Conservation Mosaic Approach to Reduce Corruption and the Illicit Sea Turtle Take and Trade
May 05, 2020 · File

The Conservation Mosaic Approach to Reduce Corruption and the Illicit Sea Turtle Take and Trade

Although it has been illegal to kill sea turtles in Mexico since 1990, poaching for human consumption remains a major threat to the recovery of these endangered species. The most common reasons for poaching include direct economic benefits from the…

Office of Forestry and Biodiversity: Assessment of Biodiversity Integration Efforts
Apr 22, 2020 · File

Office of Forestry and Biodiversity: Assessment of Biodiversity Integration Efforts

The Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) engaged Measuring Impact II to assess efforts to implement the USAID Biodiversity Policy's goal to "integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development." The assessment investigated three modalities by which FAB, other…

Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries
Mar 30, 2020 · File

Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries

Ghana is facing a crisis of sustainability in its small pelagic fisheries that threatens the food security and livelihoods of a large segment of the population. While the technical solutions to the problems in these fisheries have been known for…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Annual Report 2019
Mar 06, 2020 · File

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Annual Report 2019

Together with our partner networks, ABCG continues to create innovative conservation solutions by developing new models for collaboration that help practitioners improve, scale, and replicate. By capturing and conveying conditions needed for successful biodiversity conservation, ABCG serves as a dynamic…

Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help?
Feb 04, 2020 · File

Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help?

Evidence shows that women and other groups that face power inequity have an essential role to play in achieving natural resource management and conservation results. Many corrupt actions are only feasible for those with money and power, and corruption often…

Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality
Jan 30, 2020 · File

Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality

Rooted in discriminatory gender norms and laws and shrouded in impunity, gender-based violence (GBV) occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that further reinforces gender inequality. This publication establishes that these patterns of gender-based abuse…

Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming
Jan 30, 2020 · File

Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming

Integration of biodiversity and sustainable landscapes (SL) objectives and considerations has the potential to increase the sustainability of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming, amplify results, and save costs. Integrating biodiversity and SL offers an opportunity to jointly…

Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters
Jan 26, 2020 · File

Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters

At the July 2019 USAID Environment Officers’ Conference, USAID's Conservation Enterprise Learning group hosted a Global Learning and Experience Exchange (GLEE). Representatives from 12 USAID-supported conservation enterprise activities presented case studies based on the Conservation Enterprise generalized theory of change.

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Case Studies

 

Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID
Dec 12, 2019 · File

Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID

The Measuring Impact final report highlights six years of designing and implementing evidence-based conservation practices at USAID. Learn about the project's key milestones, challenges and approaches, and development impacts at multiple levels.

Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis
Nov 18, 2019 · File

Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis

This guide describes the use of geospatial analysis for integrating biodiversity conservation with other development sectors at USAID. It consists of four chapters corresponding to the four stages of the program cycle and provides the why, when and how of…

Conservation and Law Enforcement in Gorongosa and Niassa: A Study of the Criminal Justice Process for Wildlife Crime, from Apprehension to Incarceration
Sep 13, 2019 · File

Conservation and Law Enforcement in Gorongosa and Niassa: A Study of the Criminal Justice Process for Wildlife Crime, from Apprehension to Incarceration

In July 2019, USAID/Mozambique released a comprehensive study of the wildlife criminal justice process in Mozambique and identified key areas for improvement. Successful enforcement of wildlife trafficking laws requires apprehending perpetrators and shepherding them through the criminal justice system. This…

Health Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Health Reference Sheet

Intact, biologically diverse ecosystems play important roles in promoting health and fighting disease by providing goods and services including wild foods, natural medicines, and clean air and water. Human health also plays an important role in biodiversity outcomes, as poor…

Biodiversity Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Biodiversity Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating biodiversity with other development sectors exist throughout the USAID portfolio, and can be realized by the…

Food Security Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Food Security Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing…

Discussion Note: Thinking and Working Politically and Strengthening Political Economy Analysis in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Jul 11, 2019 · File

Discussion Note: Thinking and Working Politically and Strengthening Political Economy Analysis in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This guidance note provides biodiversity sector specialists with an understanding of thinking and working politically and how political economy analysis can sharpen the tools already used for design and adaptive management in the biodiversity sector. It provides: 1) an introduction…

Innovation Realized: Expanding the Path to Health Impact
May 27, 2019 · File

Innovation Realized: Expanding the Path to Health Impact

This guide builds on successes and lays out practical ways that USAID staff can identify opportunities to apply innovation to solve real problems in the context of how we work, as well as to further innovation across the Agency.

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