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Community-based Rangeland & Livestock Management Reader, 2nd Edition
Mar 28, 2013 · File

Community-based Rangeland & Livestock Management Reader, 2nd Edition

The Namibia Community Based Rangeland and Livestock Management (CBRLM) Project, which produced this Reader in 2011, is a sub-activity of the Agriculture Support Programme under the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia. The objective is to improve the incomes of cattle owners…

Sustainable Pastoralism: Opportunities for Rural and International Development, Conservation, Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Conflict Mitigation
Mar 20, 2013 · File

Sustainable Pastoralism: Opportunities for Rural and International Development, Conservation, Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Conflict Mitigation

Pastoralism is the most extensive livelihood in marginal lands, comprising drylands, mountains and the world's cold areas. The relationship between healthy soils, biodiversity conservation and sustainable animal husbandry practices, invariably linked with adequate forms of governance on land use, has…

Guidance and Best Practices For Redd+ Transactions
Jan 17, 2013 · File

Guidance and Best Practices For Redd+ Transactions

This paper is meant to serve as a readable guide for REDD+ projects seeking guidance and best practices for REDD+ transactions, with a focus on private sources of REDD+ project financing. While markets have successfully tied carbon finance to other…

Leveraging the Landscape: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
Dec 21, 2012 · File

Leveraging the Landscape: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012

This year, a record number of forest project developers and secondary market suppliers from around the world shared data about their projects and transactions. This third annual State of the Forest Carbon Markets tracks, reports, and analyzes trends in these…

Does secure land tenure save forests? A review of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation (CCAFS Working Paper No. 7)
Aug 02, 2012 · File

Does secure land tenure save forests? A review of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation (CCAFS Working Paper No. 7)

Deforestation and degradation are tied to a complex array of socioeconomic and political factors. As noted in studies focusing on large-scale policy interventions such as REDD+ and payment for ecosystem services programs, among the most important of these factors is…

Proceedings: Modeling and Managing Watersheds Workshop
Jun 19, 2012 · File

Proceedings: Modeling and Managing Watersheds Workshop

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the United States Forest Service jointly hosted a workshop on ―Modeling and Managing Watersheds‖ that was held in Kigali, Rwanda on September 13-16, 2011 with support from the United States Agency for International Development and…

Turning Point presentation by Andy White summarizing the Rights and Resources Initiative’s 2011-2012 Annual Report pdf
Mar 23, 2012 · File

Turning Point presentation by Andy White summarizing the Rights and Resources Initiative’s 2011-2012 Annual Report pdf

Summarizing (1) RRI's 2011-2012 review of the impacts of a newly emerging world order on the future of forest peoples and resources, and (2) a series of reports on the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa. "Worldwide, the use and…

Recognizing traditional tree tenure as part of conservation and REDD+ strategy
Mar 06, 2012 · File

Recognizing traditional tree tenure as part of conservation and REDD+ strategy

Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, REDD should focus on places where such emissions occur. Protected Areas (PAs) are, in theory, protected and hence, should have no emissions associated with land use/land cover change. In practice protection is incomplete. Can…

The Threshold of Sustainability for Tourism within Protected Areas Featured February 6, 2012
Jan 28, 2012 · File

The Threshold of Sustainability for Tourism within Protected Areas Featured February 6, 2012

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…

Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+ Featured Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012 · File

Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+ Featured Jan 10, 2012

This volume of case studies comprises one of two main publications resulting from the Oct. 21-22, 2011 Land Tenure and Forest Carbon Management Workshop hosted by the University of Wisconsin/Madison’s Land Tenure Center (LTC), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and…

Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects Featured December 2, 2011
Dec 02, 2011 · News Item

Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects Featured December 2, 2011

by Portal Web Editor — Jul 30, 2014 07:38 PM

The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, used to assess multiple benefits of the majority of forest carbon projects, provide robust standards; however, until now there has been limited guidance on how to undertake credible and cost-effective impact assessment. Forest…

Sustainable Tourism Online Learning Featured September 27, 2011
Sep 27, 2011 · News Item

Sustainable Tourism Online Learning Featured September 27, 2011

by Michael Colby — Jul 30, 2014 07:41 PM

USAID NRM Office launches a set of nine online courses developed to help stakeholders better understand how tourism can be developed sustainably. The courses are the result of compiling the lessons and best practices from the USAID Global Sustainable Tourism…

Ecosystem Management and Livestock-A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services Featured July 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011 · File

Ecosystem Management and Livestock-A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services Featured July 13, 2011

The second of three presentations in a seminar on "A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security BY Enhancing Ecosystem Services." For decades, agricultural scientists and fisheries experts have been working with farming and fishing communities to minimize environmental…

Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon Featured June 18, 2011
Jun 17, 2011 · File

Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon Featured June 18, 2011

This Annual Outlook for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011) presents the overall workplan of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regional project for the Amazon, the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean…

Nested Approaches to REDD+ An Overview of Issues and Options Featured May 4, 2011
May 03, 2011 · News Item

Nested Approaches to REDD+ An Overview of Issues and Options Featured May 4, 2011

by Portal Web Editor — Jul 30, 2014 07:50 PM

Interest in “nested” approaches to REDD+ has grown steadily as policy makers, practitioners and investors seek to reconcile approaches to reducing, and rewarding, emissions reductions at different scales – national, subnational and project. The 16th session of the Conference of…

Wildlife Conservation and Natural Resource Management in Southern Sudan Featured March 8, 2011
Mar 08, 2011 · File

Wildlife Conservation and Natural Resource Management in Southern Sudan Featured March 8, 2011

Wildlife Conservation and Natural Resource Management in Southern Sudan. Featured Mar 08, 2011 in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories.

Global Conservation Program-Closeout Reports, Achievements, and Lessons Learned Featured February 22, 2011
Jan 10, 2011 · Folder

Global Conservation Program-Closeout Reports, Achievements, and Lessons Learned Featured February 22, 2011

The Global Conservation Program (GCP) was a partnership between USAID and six leading nongovernmental organizations that aimed to conserve globally significant areas of biodiversity through site-based activities and policy programs around the world.

Sustaining Security Featured December 16, 2010
Nov 13, 2010 · File

Sustaining Security Featured December 16, 2010

In the 21st century, the security of nations will depend increasingly on the security of natural resources, or “natural security.” The global economy, developing countries and local economies throughout the world all rely on the availability of potable water, arable…

GreenCOM Global Leadership and Technical Field Support in Environmental Education and Communication Featured March 23, 2011
Nov 09, 2010 · Folder

GreenCOM Global Leadership and Technical Field Support in Environmental Education and Communication Featured March 23, 2011

GreenCOM I and GreenCOM II (1993 – 2006), provided global leadership and technical field support in Environmental Education and Communication (EE&C). GreenCOM developed new information technologies to more effectively communicate and disseminate environmental information and messages, shape public opinion, and…

Management Expenses of Environmental Funds Featured November 17, 2010
Oct 27, 2010 · File

Management Expenses of Environmental Funds Featured November 17, 2010

Through two Congressionally-authorized innovative debt relief programs, the 1991 Enterprises for the Americas Initiative (EAI) and the 1998 Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), USAID and the Departments of State and Treasury have jointly overseen the creation and operation of dedicated…

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