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Estimating Environmental & Biodiversity Costs of Oil Pipeline Development in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 10 December 2015
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Estimating Environmental & Biodiversity Costs of Oil Pipeline Development in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 10 December 2015

Commercially viable quantities of oil and gas resources have been discovered in the Albertine Rift region of Uganda. This is estimated to yield up to 6.5 billion barrels of oil. Some of this discovery lies in the biodiversity hotspot of…

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014

This report seeks to identify opportunities for the application of effective and innovative legal tools designed to reconcile infrastructure, conservation, and gender concerns. The report takes as its point of departure, the relevant regulatory structures and policies in Brazil, Peru,…

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013

Energy and transportation infrastructure are building blocks of development. Energy is a key input to every industrial process, most agriculture and to the comfort of most people at all economic levels. Roads, railways and shipping permit trade, exploitation of comparative…

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015

Between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the fourth and final year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of…

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the third year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with…

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013

Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the second year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with…

BUILD Year 1 Annual Report: October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 1 Annual Report: October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012

Between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the first year of the USAID program, Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development, BUILD. The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with…

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program
Feb 05, 2016 · File

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program

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. The assessment examines seven strategies based on four…

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business
Feb 05, 2016 · File

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business

This case study examines the development of a commercial product at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, economic development, and improvement in the livelihoods of poor African farmers. It shows how a market-based initiative can drive positive change.

Global Sustainable Tourism  Alliance (GSTA) Performance Evaluation Final Report
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) Performance Evaluation Final Report

This evaluation focused on global issues and Washington core support for the GSTA Project. Information for the assessment came from key informant interviews with individuals within the GSTA partner institutions, a review of documents on both leader awards and country…

Tmatboey Community-Based Ecotourism Project, Cambodia
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Tmatboey Community-Based Ecotourism Project, Cambodia

Case study of the Tmatboey Ibis Project which aims to conserve the globally threatened large waterbirds found at Tmatboey, Cambodiam using the ibises as ‘flagships’, by establishing a local community-based tourism enterprise that directly links revenue received to long-term species conservation.

Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the   Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance

The Forest, Climate, and Communities Alliance (FCCA) was an initiative funded by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment/Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (E3/FAB) under the USAID Global Development Alliance (GDA) between 2009 and 2013. FCCA was one…

Case Studies: Bundling Agricultural Products with Ecosystem Services
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Case Studies: Bundling Agricultural Products with Ecosystem Services

This paper examines how bundling of ecosystem services into agricultural products (BESAP) markets are actually being set up on the ground, drawing lessons learned from six cases in Africa and Latin America

A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector
Feb 04, 2016 · File

A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector

CBNRM: An assessment with recommendations for the future. Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental…

Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development

This volume is a sequel to the original Nature, Wealth, & Power framework paper (NWP1), produced in 2002. That document, although focused on rural Africa, was found useful by a variety of development practitioners around the world, and elicited significant…

ABCG: Jobs and opportunities February 2016
Feb 03, 2016 · News Item

ABCG: Jobs and opportunities February 2016

by Portal Web Editor — Feb 03, 2016 07:37 PM

In This Issue: Policy Advisor - WCS-AHEAD; Sr. Researcher - WRI; Research Spec. - DAI; Advisor - Tetra Tech; Bight Award - Stanford; P.A. Training - Earthwatch.

Jan 27, 2016 · Document

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Does the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affect resource governance and conservation outcomes: a systematic map protocol PDF
Jan 19, 2016 · File

Does the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affect resource governance and conservation outcomes: a systematic map protocol PDF

This article examines the evidence that the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affects resource governance and conservation outcomes.

Conservation Enterprises Brief
Jan 13, 2016 · File

Conservation Enterprises Brief

Promoting conservation enterprises is a strategy that is widely supported by USAID biodiversity funding. However, the evidence that conservation enterprises lead to conservation is mixed. In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to…

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