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USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda by Christin VanZant — last modified Oct 02, 2017 07:42 PM
PRESS RELEASE:-The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing assistance to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda following the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Working in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda’s Red Cross, the United States Government will provide US$100,000 in immediate disaster relief for essential relief items including mattresses, bedding, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, kits, and clean-up equipment.
File The Threshold of Sustainability for Tourism within Protected Areas Featured February 6, 2012 by Joseph Badash — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:32 PM
This Quick Guide, in the style of the series under the Programme of Work on Protected Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity, introduces a tourism management framework called the “threshold of sustainability.” It is designed to enable managers to take rapid action to mitigate the most critical threats related to tourism, while beginning to lay a solid financial foundation for tourism within protected areas. By improving tourism management, protected area planners will simultaneously achieve many of the actions included in the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Programme of Work on Protected Areas, including preventing and mitigating protected area threats, using protected area benefits to reduce poverty, developing sustainable finance mechanisms, strengthening management capacity, and improving overall management effectiveness.
File ST1. Global Tourism - Achieving Sustainable Goals by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:02 AM
This manual is from a set of nine courses on Sustainable Tourism that have been developed by George Washington University as a result of compiling the lessons and best practices from the USAID Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) program, and other tourism development experiences. The courses train students, practitioners, donor agency representatives, and others working in related fields to understand and develop tourism and its role in international development. All the course materials are public access and also can be found inside the USAID NRM&D Learning Management Center. Your registration in these courses will allow you to actively participate in discussions of the material, and to take quizzes to check yourself for understanding at the end of each course. Each of the nine courses are offered free on a non-academic credit basis and offer a Certificate of Completion from USAID. Participants may take these courses to build your own knowledge of the field of tourism and development. The target audience for this manual, Global Tourism - Achieving Sustainable Goals, includes professionals working on tourism-related projects in developing countries, including staff from donor and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, universities, businesses, and other entities.
File ST7. Tourism and Conservation - Sustainable Models And Strategies by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:02 AM
This manual is from a set of nine courses on Sustainable Tourism that have been developed by George Washington University as a result of compiling the lessons and best practices from the USAID Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) program, and other tourism development experiences. The courses train students, practitioners, donor agency representatives, and others working in related fields to understand and develop tourism and its role in international development. All the course materials are public access and also can be found inside the USAID NRM&D Learning Management Center. Your registration in these courses will allow you to actively participate in discussions of the material, and to take quizzes to check yourself for understanding at the end of each course. Each of the nine courses are offered free on a non-academic credit basis and offer a Certificate of Completion from USAID. Participants may take these courses to build your own knowledge of the field of tourism and development. The target audience for this manual, Tourism and Conservation - Sustainable Models And Strategies, includes professionals working on tourism-related projects in developing countries, including staff from donor and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, universities, businesses, and other entities.
File Mali USFS IP Trip Report: Ecotourism with an Emphasis on Birding Opportunities In the Gourma Region by Anna Woltman — last modified Aug 18, 2013 06:59 PM
A Trip Report concentrated on an Emphasis on Birding Opportunities In the Gourma Region
File USFS/CARPE/COMIFAC Forest Monitoring Mission – Trip Report: COMIFAC Technical Assistance on Forest Mapping and Monitoring in the Congo Basin; February 2010 by Timothy Foley — last modified Aug 18, 2013 06:59 PM
The USDA Forest Service (USFS), through the Office of International Programs, is an implementing partner with the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), initiative launched in 1995 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USFS provides targeted technical assistance aimed at capacity building for improved forest management in the Congo Basin, focusing its efforts on forest management and planning processes implemented by CARPE partners and by the host country governments.
File DR Congo USFS IP Trip Report : CARPE and COAIT Programs in DCR: Determine Feasibility of Community Forest Management and Sustainable Timber Harvesting; Aug 04 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2013 02:39 AM
"US Forest Service Technical Assistance: CARPE and COAIT Programs in DCR: Determine Feasibility of Community Forest Management and Sustainable Timber Harvesting, Democratic Republic of the Congo"
File Rwanda USFS IP Trip Report: Management of Nyungwe NP Trails; Mar 08 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
"USFS Technical Assistance Report: In Support of the Destination Nyungwe Project and the Rwanda Office of Tourism and National Parks: Management of Nyungwe NP Trails, Rwanda"
File USAID's Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2013 Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:30 PM
USAID manages a diverse portfolio of projects that conserve biodiversity and sustain forests while advancing development, particularly for vulnerable people who rely on natural resources for their livelihoods. This annual report summarizes the Agency's work in this sector and its importance to human well-being, highlighting discrete and cumulative results in fiscal year (FY) 2012, and how FY 2012 funds were allocated for work in FY 2013.
File USAID Global Climate Change Initiative Briefing Sheet 2000 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:44 PM
USAID Global Climate Change Initiative A briefing sheet released in November 2000.
File Global Climate Change Initiative Trifold Brochure 2013 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:30 PM
USAID’s mission is to promote human development and stable, free and prosperous societies around the world. But as global climate change advances, it is critical to promote development based on climate smart planning and clean technologies.
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File Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Desktop Study of STEWARD Priority Zones by Adam Welti — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:02 PM
Desktop study of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in priority zones of the STEWARD project in West Africa. STEWARD was conceptualized in 2005-2006 as USAID’s regional program for conserving the biodiversity of the Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa, and it is currently (2011-2015) in its third phase – the ‘Implementation Phase.’ STEWARD is funded by the USAID/West Africa (WA) Regional Office of Environment and Climate Change Response (ROECCR) and is implemented by the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs. The Development Objective of the STEWARD Program is "Resilience of biodiverse ecosystems and human communities in target areas is maintained and strengthened and contributes directly to the ROECCR development objective." Featured July, 2013
File ESP News Volume 12, January 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
ESP NEWS Volume 12, January 2007
File CFA News August 24, 2006 Vol 2 No 2 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
In This Issue • News from the CFA! • Payment for Environmental Services: Some Thoughts! • Financial Corner: Doing Well by Doing Good: Interest in Socially Responsible Investing Rises • Links of Interest • Promoting Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Sustainable Financing for Rural Conservation and Development • For Laughs
File Nature’s Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 18, 2014 01:58 PM
This report provides a new approach to examining the links between ecosystem services (the benefits derived from nature) and the poor. Through a series of maps and analyses, the authors focus on the environmental resources most Kenyans rely on such as soil, water, forest, rangeland, livestock, and wildlife. The atlas overlays georeferenced statistical information on population and household expenditures with spatial data on ecosystems and their services (water availability, wood supply, wildlife populations, and the like) to yield a picture of how land, people, and prosperity are related in Kenya. While the maps and analyses presented here will not provide easy answers to questions concerning the causes of poverty in Kenya and how ecosystems can best be managed to increase economic growth and improve livelihoods, they are a first step toward stimulating more informed dialogue and provoking questions for which answers may be found. The final section of the atlas provides general findings about the use of the introduced maps for sociogeographic analysis. It concludes with four recommendations that are expected to advance a more comprehensive accounting of ecosystem services and to improve the understanding of poverty-environment relationships in Kenya. ISBN 978-1-56973-642-5 164 pages 2007
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 86 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: World Bank loan to ensure Uruguay’s free of Foot & Mouth Disease; Latin America Finds the Green In Organic; Brazilian Gene Bank Becomes World's Seventh Largest; Health: Anti-Pneumonia Vaccine Is Promoted in Latin America; Mapuche Pharmaceutical Line Goes International; Harvard Initiates Biomedical Research Partnership in Argentina; Brazil Identifies Genes of Bacteria Used For TB Vaccine; Water Issues: Ramsar Leader Lauds Chile’s Wetlands Initiative; Forests: Brazil: Indians with Green Seal in Hand; Wildlife: Brazilian Police Halt Sale of Turtle, Spiders on Internet; Venezuela: Saving the Walnut Tree; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Global Warming Harms Chile’s Salmon Industry; Colombia: January Shrimp Ban; Protected Areas: Potential Sister Parks - Yosemite and Torres Del Paine; Brazil Creates 7 New Protected Areas in Eastern Amazon Rain Forest; Science & Technology: Uruguay Launches Latin America’s First Pasteur Institute; Brazilian Firms Rush for Innovation Research Funds; Climate Change: Brazil Invests US$37 Million to Fight Global Warming; Brazil Ranks Second In the Number of Programs Aimed On Emission Reduction; Energy: Brazil, U.S. To Foster Ethanol As Alternative Fuel; Engineered Yeast Improves Ethanol Production; Amazon Dam Project Draws Heated Opposition in Brazil; Europe Eyes Brazil’s Ethanol; Chile: Hydroelectric Plans Advance in the South; Chile’s Energy Commission Defends Southern Hydroelectric Projects; Uruguay: The Internet as a Tool to Foment Energy Efficiency; Argentina Invests 1.6 Billion In Two Power Plants; General: OAS Sustainable Development Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Argentina Approves US$1.5 Billion Pascua Lama Mining Project; Airport Divides Government and Mapuches
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 89 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Mercosur Helps Bolivia Combat FMD Outbreaks; Brazil Maps Out Agricultural Sprawl in the Amazon; Brazil: Unlocking a Bacterial Genome; Health: Dengue Alert Issued In South America; Water Issues: Pantanal in South America declared “Threatened Lake of the Year 2007”; Clean Water - Hold the Salt - in Brazil's Northeast; Judge Rejects Legal Challenges to Huge Brazilian Water Project; Forests: Guyana: Major Deficiencies Uncovered In Barama Forest Management; Chile: Native Forest Law to Be Replaced In Congress; Wildlife: Peru: Andes Field Trip Reveals New Species of Climbing Rodent; Dolphin/Whale Tourism and Conservation Conference February 27-28 in Lima; Bogotá Airport Expansion Causes Wetland Concerns; Wildlife Sanctuary in Chile Said To Remain Damaged By Mill; Protected Areas: Bogotá Plans Vast Park for Andean Slopes; Science & Technology: Latin America 'Ripe For Regional Collaboration'; Waste Management & Pollution: Venezuela: CFC Production Falls; Chile’s Best Surfing Waves to Be Trashed by Waste-Water Sludge, Claim Protesters; Brazil: Recycled Debris for Public Works; Argentina: Renewed Campaign against Garbage Burning; Authority Created to Lead Riachuelo Cleanup; Energy: Chile’s Biofuel Committee Announces Recommendations; Brazilian Company Signs Contract with Boeing, NASA to Develop Alternative Aircraft Fuel; IDB Fund Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster; Comment Period Begins for Planned Chilean Dam; Madeira Dams Now Top Brazilian Hydro Priority; Biofuels Truck Makes Splash in Peru; General: Colombia, Ecuador Try to Close Rift Over Spraying; NGOs Support Amazon Invasion, Brazilian Daily Reports; Brazil: Government Officials Expect Rapid Approval of Environmental Bill; Peru: Informal Mining in Madre de Dios Circulates US$ 800 to 900 Million; Update on Avian Influenza; Latin American Preparedness for Avian & Pandemic Influenza; Peru and Regional Efforts; Barring Bird Flu in Brazil, Chicken Companies Eye Record Trade;
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 90 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition #90. Also attached is a calendar of up-coming ESTH events across the Western Hemisphere. The information contained was gathered from news sources from across the region, and the views expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of the Regional Environmental HUB Office or of our constituent posts. Addressees interested in sharing any ESTH-related events of USG interest are welcome to do so. Agriculture: Zero tillage Brazil's Own Green Revolution. Health: Dengue Sparks Paraguay Emergency; Argentine Researchers Seek U.S. Partners. Water Issues: Chile’s Glacier Protection Law Receives Pressure From Mining Companies. Forests: Brazil Gold Rush Tears Up a Patch of the Amazon; Ethanol in the Rainforest Global Commodities and Highway Transforming the Face of the Southwest Amazon. Biodiversity: Argentina Sport Hunting a Boost for Puma Trafficking; Peru Proposes International 'Genetic Passports'. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Argentina When One Ocean Is Not Enough. Science & Technology: Brazil, U.S. Sign Joint S&T Cooperation Document; Brazil to Invest $5 Billion in Biotech Research. Pollution: Argentina to Study Effects of Spill in Antarctica; Argentine Protests Target Sugar-Mill Waste; Chile Celco’s Valdivia Plant Faces Further Sanctions. Climate Change: Brazil Ministry Calls for National Plan to Confront Global Warming; Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Discusses Climate Change; Climate Change Forces Chile’s Forestry Industry South; Chile’s Government Acknowledges Climate Change; Peru May Lose Glaciers by 2015. Energy: Chile Could Have Geothermal Energy by 2010; Brazil Energy for Amazon's Frontiers; Peru Opens Door Wide to Amazon Drilling Projects; Chilean Residents Worry about Damming Quake Prone Zone; Brazil: Nuts for Energy. General: Brazil Bishops Rap Government on Damage in Amazon; Brazil’s Environment Minister Wins U.N. Honor at Critical Juncture; Mega-Pipeline Plan Draws Green Worries, Skepticism; New U.S. Law Would Enlist Fungi in War on Coca Crops; Venezuela Alarm Sounded on Rat Migration; Eco-Tourism Hope for Ecuador Tribes; Venezuela Fire Destroys Plain; Mill Dispute Costs Uruguay More Than $800 Million.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 91 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition # 91. Agriculture: Brazil Uses Agriculture to Fight Poverty in Africa; Seminar on Responsible Soy Production in Berlin; Colombia Approves GM Corn. Health: IDB Donates US$900,000 to Combat Chagas. Forests: Paraguay Extends Forest Conversion Law; Peru Lowers Mahogany Export Quota; Brazil: Officials Arrested for Illegal Amazon Logging; Disease in Latin America. Wildlife: Brazil to Introduce New Biopiracy Legislation; Chile’s Melting Ice Caps Draw New Species to Antarctic; Frogs Fading into Silence; Science & Technology: Government of Colombia to Double S&T Investments; Brazil to Enter Satellite Launching Market with Ukraine's Help; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Venezuela: Biodegradable Plastic on Its Way; Brazil: Banana’s Useful Fibers. Climate Change: Bolivia at Risk. Energy: Ethanol Is Not A Threat To The Amazon, says Brazilian President; Mean, Green, Vegetable-Oil Machine Arrives In Santiago, Chile; Venezuela, Cuba Ethanol Production Agreement; Argentina Replacing Refrigerators for Energy Efficiency; Chile Announces Plans to Research Nuclear Energy; Chile Launches Energy Saving Initiative; General: Argentina: Small Towns on the 'Endangered' List; Argentina, Venezuela Boost Energy/Farm Cooperation; Environmental Health Conference Highlights Potential for Diplomatic Engagement; First Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative Partners Meeting; Update on Avian Influenza; Brazil Produces Cheaper and More Potent Avian Flu Vaccine.
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