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USAID Unveils Field Guide to Combat Pangolin Trafficking

USAID Unveils Field Guide to Combat Pangolin Trafficking

by Christin VanZant — Feb 17, 2018 05:32 AM

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is marking World Pangolin Day on February 17 by unveiling a new guide to help law enforcement officers identify species and origins of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, in a bid…

DNA Detective Dogs Saving Pangolins

DNA Detective Dogs Saving Pangolins

by FRAME Administrator — Jan 14, 2019 01:18 PM

Sniffing her way through the forests of Nepal and Vietnam, Athena, an Australian Shepherd mix, and her trainer are working to save the world's most-trafficked mammal—the pangolin.

Threat Rating Worksheet

Threat Rating Worksheet

by FRAME Administrator — Oct 21, 2019 07:14 PM

When designing biodiversity and integrated biodiversity conservation programs, threat identification and ranking is an essential step as it helps biodiversity program design teams decide on what threats to address (and why), and assists on determining what strategic approaches to invest…

Threat Rating Worksheet

Threat Rating Worksheet

by FRAME Administrator — Oct 21, 2019 07:15 PM

When designing biodiversity and integrated biodiversity conservation programs, threat identification and ranking is an essential step as it helps biodiversity program design teams decide on what threats to address (and why), and assists on determining what strategic approaches to invest…

Illegal Trade Hammering Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin Stronghold

Illegal Trade Hammering Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin Stronghold

by Christin VanZant — Jan 13, 2018 09:23 PM

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21st December 2017—Indonesia, one of the last strongholds of the Sunda Pangolin, has lost up to 10,000 pangolins a year to illegal trade despite significant enforcement success, finds a new TRAFFIC study.

ABCG Career Opportunities mid-January 2018

ABCG Career Opportunities mid-January 2018

by Christin VanZant — Jan 13, 2018 09:14 PM

WCS-Project Officer, WCS-Project Director, Kahuzi-Biega Landscape, The Nature Conservancy-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, The Nature Conservancy-Regional Managing Director, IUCN-Consultancy to review the effectiveness of Multiple-use Programme in Mount Elgon National Park, IUCN-Consultancy to support the National Forestry Authority to review the…

Saving Lives at Birth Round 8 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Saving Lives at Birth Round 8 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

by Christin VanZant — Jan 13, 2018 08:13 PM

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)…

New Books in the USAID Library

New Books in the USAID Library

by Christin VanZant — Jan 13, 2018 06:51 PM

New titles have been added to the Library’s eBook collections with topics including a modern history of South-East Asia, a textbook on global issues in the developing world, poverty and inequality in middle-income countries, women’s activism in Africa, and visualizing…

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

by Christin VanZant — Jan 09, 2018 07:33 PM

Here’s how our actions, ideas and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year.

Anti-Poaching Technology in Africa Leads to Dozens of Arrests

Anti-Poaching Technology in Africa Leads to Dozens of Arrests

by Christin VanZant — Jan 09, 2018 06:12 PM

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) new anti-poaching technology, a combination of thermal imaging cameras and human detection software, is resulting in poacher arrests in eastern Africa. Nine months after the tech’s installation, more than two dozen poachers have been arrested in…

ABCG Career Opportunities December 2017

ABCG Career Opportunities December 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jan 09, 2018 06:10 PM

Conservation International-Communications Director, Elephant Protection Initiative, Conservation International-Director, National Elephant Action Plans, WCS-Finance Director - Cameroon Country Program, WCS-Regional Business Manager, Sudano-Sahel Region, WCS-Program Director, Niassa National Reserve, WWF-Transboundary Leader, The Nature Conservancy-Deputy Chief of Party, Endangered Ecosystem

ABCG Career Opportunities Mid-December 2017

ABCG Career Opportunities Mid-December 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jan 08, 2018 06:37 PM

The Nature Conservancy-Regional Managing Director, WWF-Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Wildlife Connectivity, WCS-Regional Business Manager, East Africa & Western Indian Ocean, WCS-Deputy Project Director, BSB Yamoussa Project, WCS- Project Officer, Environmental Incentives-Senior Associate, Knowledge Management & Learning, IUCN-Programme Officer, Global Drylands Initiative,…

USAID and Forest Trends Sign $15 Million Agreement to Scale Up Green Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

USAID and Forest Trends Sign $15 Million Agreement to Scale Up Green Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

by Christin VanZant — Jan 08, 2018 05:20 PM

On December 6th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committed $15 million to support scaling up green infrastructure, the natural ecosystems that provide key services like regulating water flows and preventing erosion, as a measure to manage water risks…

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA

by Shawn Peabody — Sep 12, 2019 01:30 AM

Twenty years after the start of conservation enterprise activities, the Petén biosphere reserve can boast of a near-zero deforestation rate. This brief report summarizes available information on the reserve to draw out important lessons for those hoping to replicate this.

Seminars focus on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives

Seminars focus on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives

by FRAME Administrator — Oct 10, 2019 12:27 PM

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host a series of seminars focused on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives including food security, the…

USAID supports Mozambican Attorney General’s Office to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

USAID supports Mozambican Attorney General’s Office to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

by Claire Price — Nov 28, 2017 04:30 PM

In September 2017, USAID signed an agreement with the Mozambican Attorney General's Office to implement a Wildlife Crime Prosecution Support Program.

Graduating from Assistance: Africa Food Prize Winner Exemplifies Self-Sufficiency Through Smart Development

Graduating from Assistance: Africa Food Prize Winner Exemplifies Self-Sufficiency Through Smart Development

by Christin VanZant — Nov 16, 2017 06:39 PM

Coulibaly received support from USAID’s Mali Agriculture Value Chain Enhancement Network (MAVEN) program (implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Winrock International). From 2010 to 2015, six Winrock Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers worked with Coulibaly on improved seed production, processing, packaging, organizational development and hybrid…

ABCG Career Opportunities November 2017

ABCG Career Opportunities November 2017

by Christin VanZant — Nov 13, 2017 07:50 PM

WCS-Executive Director, Conservation Finance Alliance, WCS-Technical Advisor Biodiversity Action Planning Central Africa, WCS-Marine Technical Advisor, WWF-Law Enforcement Advisor, IUCN-Senior Programme Officer, IFAW-Chief of Party, Civil Society Environment Fund-Fundraising Consultant Kasanka Trust,

USAID Celebrates International One Health Day

USAID Celebrates International One Health Day

by Christin VanZant — Nov 13, 2017 07:40 PM

On November 3, the world is celebrating international One Health Day. This year’s ongoing outbreak of Plague in Madagascar, the looming influenza season, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa remind us that human health is inextricably linked to both…

New Resource: Conservation Enterprise Keys for Success

New Resource: Conservation Enterprise Keys for Success

by Ryan Thompson — Sep 12, 2019 01:30 AM

"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to…

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