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Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners
Aug 27, 2018 · File

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners

This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce or use CBAs and for USAID as an institution. In addition, this document provides specific guidance…

Research Study on Consumer Demand for Elephant, Pangolin, Rhino and Tiger Parts and Products in China (English)
Aug 21, 2018 · File

Research Study on Consumer Demand for Elephant, Pangolin, Rhino and Tiger Parts and Products in China (English)

This research study identifies the consumer demands for elephant, pangolin, rhino and tiger parts and products in China. The findings describe and analyze the psychosocial and socio-demographic, attitudinal and other aspects of each consumer group, their profile, major motivations driving…

Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation
Jun 28, 2018 · File

Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation

USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation” uses a theory of change to examine the assumptions and draw lesson learned on the conditions needed…

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence
Jun 10, 2018 · File

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence

Download this file for an accessible version of Acting on the Evidence, the interactive learning resource for Evidence in Action.

How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?
Jun 08, 2018 · File

How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?

"How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?" summarizes findings from the literature around four key assumptions about capacity building for enforcement and prosecution. Using the experiences and evidence summarized in this brief, program designers and implementing partners should be…

 The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region
May 11, 2018 · File

The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region

The fragmentary adoption of REDD+ across forest nations leaves room for the displacement of deforestation from early-adopters and countries with more rigorous carbon-related regulatory regimes to late-adopters of REDD+. While this displacement is expected to be substantial, our empirical understanding…

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases
May 01, 2018 · File

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases

USAID launched a global case study compilation to collect lessons on an urgent global conservation challenge: how to build capacity for enforcement and prosecution to combat wildlife trafficking. Forty-eight entries were received, and 12 of these were selected for publication…

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation
May 01, 2018 · File

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation

Looking across the 12 cases, this synthesis identifies common approaches and explores generalizable lessons. The approaches include: using technology for effective data collection and management, building effective partnerships among stakeholders, fostering local ownership and involvement, and leveraging outside experts and…

Zoological Society of London in Nepal
May 01, 2018 · File

Zoological Society of London in Nepal

In Nepal, the Zoological Society of London works to build and strengthen enforcement capacity and coordination to combat wildlife trafficking through a series of nested partnerships with government, non-governmental organizations, and local communities. This approach supports targeted policy interventions and…

Wildlife Crimes Unit in Indonesia
May 01, 2018 · File

Wildlife Crimes Unit in Indonesia

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit takes a unique approach to combat wildlife trafficking in Indonesia. The Unit performs intelligence work, assists law enforcement, helps build capacity for combating wildlife trafficking among law enforcement officers, and raises public awareness through…

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala
May 01, 2018 · File

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala

Established in 2015, Mesa Técnica is a partnership among three civil society organizations working to build capacity for wildlife trafficking enforcement in the northern Guatemalan department of Petén. Select personnel from partner institutions sit on a close-knit committee dedicated to…

Space for Giants in Kenya
May 01, 2018 · File

Space for Giants in Kenya

Even when apprehended, few poachers or traffickers in Kenya and across East Africa are actually prosecuted. To address this issue, Space for Giants worked to strengthen criminal justice system through development of (1) a Rapid Reference Guide for use by…

Apr 17, 2018 · Document

CWT Case Finalists

 

Apr 02, 2018 · File

Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area Performance: Monitoring social impacts

Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area Performance: Monitoring Social Impacts (Field Manual)

Apr 02, 2018 · File

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES: SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS). All sectors are accessible at www.usaidgems.org/bestPractice.htm. The purpose…

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Annual Report
Feb 23, 2018 · File

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Annual Report

In FY 2016, USAID field conservation programs improved natural resource management in highly biodiverse areas across more than 57 million hectares, an area about the size of Colorado and Nevada combined. As a result of USAID assistance, more than 1.5…

Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report

As a first activity under AGENT (then GECCO) in 2014, this workshop marked a significant first step in the organizations’ collaborative effort to enhance action on gender-responsive climate change action. The workshop functioned as a learning exchange for fifty-two participants…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects
Nov 09, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects

In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities
Aug 22, 2017 · File

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities

This report presents the results of a broad review to understand how other agencies and organizations have defined and integrated biodiversity with other sectors. The purpose of this review was to highlight some ways that various actors have approached integration…

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on two of the most important initial steps of biodiversity programming: defining the program scope and deciding which elements of biodiversity the program will focus…

 
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