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Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa
Jan 13, 2016 · File

Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa

The study found that a range of different livelihood alternatives (for both protein and income) is currently being offered. A high proportion of projects are being run by national NGOs, and the majority of projects show a desire to involve…

Shifting Cultivation, Gender, and REDD+ in Cameroon and The Democratic Republic Of Congo: Annexes
Jan 10, 2016 · File

Shifting Cultivation, Gender, and REDD+ in Cameroon and The Democratic Republic Of Congo: Annexes

REDD+--Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks--is a major global initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving rural livelihoods and governance. The…

ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities: November 2015
Nov 16, 2015 · News Item

ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities: November 2015

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 16, 2015 11:29 PM

In This Issue:Management Officer - AWF; Sr. IT Mgr. - CI; Proj. Mgr. - TNC; LE Advisor - WCS; Regional Coordinator - WRI; Prog. Admin. - WWF; Fuller Symposium - WWF; MPhil. - Cambridge U; Proj. Leader - TRAFFIC; Grad.…

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF
Nov 11, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF

This report fulfills the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), on Tropical Forests, while communicating support for Section 119, on Endangered Species, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Summary of Indicators for Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Nov 11, 2015 · File

Summary of Indicators for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

USAID's Measuring Impact conducted a survey and analysis of existing wildlife crime indicators to inform the development of USAID indicators and build the evidence base for better alignment of the Agency’s monitoring efforts with best practices. This report summarizes the…

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability
Nov 11, 2015 · File

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability

Developed for any organization concerned with poaching and illegal wildlife trade, this CWC toolkit recommends indicators for monitoring progress and effectiveness of ten major strategic approaches for combating wildlife crime. A situation model and theory of change diagrams are included,…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.3: Agriculture and Livestock
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.3: Agriculture and Livestock

Chapter 4.3 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture has a tremendous impact on biodiversity, both directly through land conversion and indirectly through ecosystem effect. Agriculture also…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance

Chapter 4.8 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with democracy, rights and governance. Section 4.8.1 focuses on governance while Section 4.8.2 focuses on conflict and peace building. Many practitioners are increasingly…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources

Chapter 4.6 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and water resources. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.10: Economic Growth
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.10: Economic Growth

Chapter 4.10 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of economic growth and trade with biodiversity conservation work. It covers the topics of economic growth and biodiversity, extractive industry, infrastructure and illegal and unsustainable trade. It…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.11: Science, Technology, and Innovation
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.11: Science, Technology, and Innovation

Chapter 4.11 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the sectors of science, technology, and innovation. Science, technology, and innovation have had a profound impact on biodiversity conservation over the past 20 years. Chapter Four contains sections that…

Incentivizing a Transition to Zero-Deforestation Commodities: Recommendations for Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Peru
Oct 30, 2015 · File

Incentivizing a Transition to Zero-Deforestation Commodities: Recommendations for Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Peru

To incentivize zero-deforestation commodity production in tropical forest countries, it is important to ensure that the key factors influencing commodity value chain dynamics align with reducing deforestation. This paper provides recommendations to achieve zero-deforestation commodity production in Africa (the Democratic…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections
Oct 30, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections

The USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook contains sections in Chapter Four that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Like the other Chapters, these sections are built around USAID experience but also draw on many other sources.

US  Forest  Service  Participating  Agency  Program  Agreement  (PAPA) Evaluation Report
Oct 30, 2015 · File

US Forest Service Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA) Evaluation Report

USAID/E3/Forestry and Biodiversity Office (E3/FAB) has engaged with the Measuring Impact project (MI) to evaluate the United States Forest Service (USFS) Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA). The goal of the evaluation is to determine to what extent the USFS PAPA…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 3: Conservation Approaches
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 3: Conservation Approaches

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation…

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design
Oct 01, 2015 · File

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design

This brief provides recommendations that can be implemented at various stages of the USAID program cycle to achieve appropriate and effective integration. It should also be useful to other funding and implementing organizations. We focus primarily at the activity level,…

Supporting REDD+ in Developing Countries: A Review of Policy Options
Sep 21, 2015 · File

Supporting REDD+ in Developing Countries: A Review of Policy Options

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the potential of a range of market and non-market policy options available to developing countries willing to contribute to a global climate change solution by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,…

USFS Mission Report on the Development of MaMaBay Ecotourism Trail for the Wildlife Conservation Society
Aug 26, 2015 · File

USFS Mission Report on the Development of MaMaBay Ecotourism Trail for the Wildlife Conservation Society

This mission is one part of a larger collaboration between WCS, the USFS, and other technical and financial partners in the development of coordinated ecotourism opportunities. This report focuses on one component of the original vision for collaboration on a…

REDD+ Safeguards in Peru: An Overview of Implementation (2013-2014)
Aug 10, 2015 · File

REDD+ Safeguards in Peru: An Overview of Implementation (2013-2014)

This document summarizes the implementation of the reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation, plus the role of conservation, sustainable forest management, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) social and environmental soundness (SES) project implemented by Conservation International Peru (CI…

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