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Community-based Natural Resource Management and Poverty Alleviation in Namibia: A Case Study
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Community-based Natural Resource Management and Poverty Alleviation in Namibia: A Case Study

Through community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), Namibians who form conservancies now have legal rights to manage wildlife and benefit from tourism. With these secure rights, and with help from NGOs and the government, something extraordinary is happening: wildlife numbers, which…

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

USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review
Feb 04, 2016 · File

USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review

Since 1992 USAID has contributed to the support of Namibia’s Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) program through the Living in a Finite Environment (LIFE) program. This report reviews USAID’s investment, major accomplishments and results, captures and disseminates lessons learned, and…

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…

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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…

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…

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 4.10: 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…

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.

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…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming

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…

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