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SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ustyurt Plateau
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ustyurt Plateau

The Ustyurt Landscape Conservation Initiative was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale projects under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. The initiative identified the main environmental threats to the Ustyurt as human impact on saiga mortality (particularly poaching),…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape

The Greater Madidi-Tambopata landscape was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. In this landscape, the project focused on five protected areas and six indigenous communities in Bolivia and Peru. By…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Kazungula Heartland
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Kazungula Heartland

The Kazungula Heartland was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. SCAPES had four primary goals in Kazungula: secure tracts of land and put them under improved management; improve the conservation…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Daurian Steppe Landscape
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Daurian Steppe Landscape

The Daurian Steppe was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. SCAPES had two main goals in the Daurian Steppe: build a transboundary constituency for conservation and development planning, and reinforce…

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…

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID
Feb 18, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation and design of the Agency’s forestry and biodiversity programs. This analysis is particularly relevant as the…

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID
Feb 18, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation and design of the Agency’s forestry and biodiversity programs. This analysis is particularly relevant as the…

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID
Feb 18, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation and design of the Agency’s forestry and biodiversity programs. This analysis is particularly relevant as the…

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.

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…

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