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Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)
Mar 28, 2017 · File

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)

This final evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) program assesses conservation strategies used by four implementing partners to address priority threats and strengthen local capacity to conserve biodiversity.

Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
Mar 21, 2017 · File

Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

The gender dynamics of food security in forest dwelling communities are still not clear. However, emerging case studies and reviews of the issue parallel insights from earlier work on gender divisions of labor in natural resource management. Harvesting forest-based foods,…

Making sense of research for sustainable land management
Mar 03, 2017 · File

Making sense of research for sustainable land management

This publication is based on the work of more than 600 scientists and synthesizes experiences and practice-relevant results from a 7-year German-funded international research programme on interactions between land management, climate change, and ecosystems and their services.

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide
Feb 17, 2017 · File

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide

The new FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical how-to advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.

Roadmap to Support Local Climate Resilience
Jan 29, 2017 · File

Roadmap to Support Local Climate Resilience

This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23…

Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania
Jan 19, 2017 · File

Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania

This Study explains Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) as a major global strategy for enhancing conservation outcomes while also seeking to improve rural livelihoods. The research presents a national-level analysis that empirically estimates socioeconomic impacts of CBNRM across Tanzania, while…

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries
Jan 12, 2017 · File

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries

The study explores the political economy of how international (mostly Russian) fleets were able to over-exploit Senegal’s fisheries despite both legal barriers and civic resistance from the fishing community.

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 4
Jan 05, 2017 · File

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 4

WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century. Chapter Four of WWF's Living Planet Report examines current…

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 2
Jan 05, 2017 · File

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 2

Forests and Energy. Sustainable Energy for 10 Billion People.

CIFOR day story
Jan 05, 2017 · File

CIFOR day story

CIFOR day story

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries

Sundström examines how twelve small-scale fishers understand the relationship between the prevailing level of grand and petty corruption in their sector and their interest in complying with sustainable use laws.

Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants
Dec 23, 2016 · File

Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants

Recent published report that suggests that attempts to quantify economic damages to African economies from the elephant poaching crisis.

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua

The authors conducted household survey and interviews with forestry sector officials to understand how tenure insecurity in Nicaragua affected forests and indigenous peoples, discovering the importance of looking closely at so-called legal, illegal, and corrupt practices to understand their legitimacy.

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms

Beginning in 2003, a new government transformed Georgia into an emerging middle-income, market-oriented economy within a few years; in this time, the police were universally brought in for training, resulting in a force widely regarded as more honest and representative…

Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments

The authors examined whether mayors with re-election incentives (i.e., those not about to complete their term limits) were less corrupt than those without such incentives.

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Public Service Delivery? Evidence from Uganda
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Public Service Delivery? Evidence from Uganda

The manuscript has three parts: in the first two, they demonstrate that corruption is widespread in Uganda and they assess factors that contribute to it; in the third, they use what they claim to be an instrumental variable approach (which…

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.

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