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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…

Symposium Features USAID Research Partnerships on Forests and Watersheds to Solve Complex Challenges to Food Security, Nutrition and Health

Symposium Features USAID Research Partnerships on Forests and Watersheds to Solve Complex Challenges to Food Security, Nutrition and Health

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

A symposium held at the Ronald Reagan Building on October 4 highlighted research that demonstrates linkages between the status of watersheds and forests and health and nutrition outcomes.

Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity Tetra Tech is Helping Grow the Agriculture Sector in Uganda

Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity Tetra Tech is Helping Grow the Agriculture Sector in Uganda

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 08:10 PM

The Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity in Uganda, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on increasing the production of maize, beans, and coffee through the appropriate use of high-quality agricultural inputs and…

Water from the Sun - How a Solar Irrigation System Supplies Vital Irrigation to Small Farmers in Nepal

Water from the Sun - How a Solar Irrigation System Supplies Vital Irrigation to Small Farmers in Nepal

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 07:26 PM

Things began to change for Gurung’s village two years ago when it started working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project. KISAN field staff helped Gurung and other smallholder farmers make…

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia Helps Address World Hunger

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia Helps Address World Hunger

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 07:09 PM

A genetically improved farmed tilapia breed known for fast growth and high yield is helping address world hunger and reduce poverty.

Release: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships

Release: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 04:58 PM

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations – will be launched at the United Nations headquarters.

Wild Tigers to Return to Kazakhstan 70 Years After Going Extinct There

Wild Tigers to Return to Kazakhstan 70 Years After Going Extinct There

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 04:14 PM

September 8, 2017, Astana – The Republic of Kazakhstan today announced plans to bring wild tigers back to their historical range in the Ili-Balkhash region, and signed a memorandum with World Wildlife Fund to jointly implement a tiger reintroduction program.

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities October 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities October 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 03:57 PM

African Wildlife Foundation-Project Assistant, African Wildlife Foundation-Community Officer, IUCB-Programme Officer - Protected Areas Management, WWF-Conservation Manager, Wildlife Crime Prevention-Detection Dog Unit Technical Advisor, UD Forest Service-Micro-zoning and Land Use Planning Intern, US Forest Service-Central Africa Communications Intern

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Upcoming Events October 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Upcoming Events October 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 03, 2017 07:20 PM

Balancing Science & Traditional Knowledge: Community-driven Conservation in Tanzania & Technical Cooperation with the US Forest Service; Transhumant Pastoralism in Africa's Sudano-Sahel: Emerging Challenges for Human and Wildlife Security; More Than a Decade On: Helping Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Deliver…

USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

by Christin VanZant — 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…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities September 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities September 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 02, 2017 07:27 PM

USAID-Development Outreach and Communications Officer, PRB-Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet), Chemonics-Country Director, Chemonics-Senior Procurement Advisor, Chemonics-Track and Trace Manager, Abt Associates-Nguriza Nshore Chief of Party, Abt Associates-Administrative Assistant, SAS-JMP Discovery Summit Presenter

USAID Commits More Than $38 Million to Global Entrepreneurship

USAID Commits More Than $38 Million to Global Entrepreneurship

by Christin VanZant — Oct 02, 2017 07:05 PM

Washington, D.C. - Today at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced four new investments totaling more than $38 million that will help mobilize the power of global entrepreneurs and innovators in the…

Using the Biodiversity Conservation Gateway: The Case of Nepal

Using the Biodiversity Conservation Gateway: The Case of Nepal

by Gateway Web Editor — Oct 10, 2019 12:07 PM

The USAID Biodiversity Conservation Gateway is a resource repository created to support the programming and information needs of Agency staff, partners and the global biodiversity community.

At New York Climate Week, Businesses Meet To Address Climate Change

At New York Climate Week, Businesses Meet To Address Climate Change

by Portal Web Editor — Sep 22, 2017 01:35 AM

The United Nations General Assembly is convening in New York this week, and so are hundreds of leaders from the business and conservation communities – communities that traditionally battled over the world’s forests, but that increasingly find common cause in…

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