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Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5)
Jul 25, 2018 · File

Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5)

Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5) provides recommendations for developing theory of change-based activity work plans and monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans using results chains during activity start-up. It also includes some recommendations on how to enhance the…

Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation
Jun 28, 2018 · File

Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation

USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation” uses a theory of change to examine the assumptions and draw lesson learned on the conditions needed…

Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development
Jun 18, 2018 · File

Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development

The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development fact sheet describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security…

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence
Jun 10, 2018 · File

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence

Download this file for an accessible version of Acting on the Evidence, the interactive learning resource for Evidence in Action.

How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?
Jun 08, 2018 · File

How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?

"How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?" summarizes findings from the literature around four key assumptions about capacity building for enforcement and prosecution. Using the experiences and evidence summarized in this brief, program designers and implementing partners should be…

 The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
Jun 08, 2018 · File

The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development

This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for…

 The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
Jun 08, 2018 · File

The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development

This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for…

Supplemental Guide  3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Jun 07, 2018 · File

Supplemental Guide 3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This guide supplements Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming. Step 4, Brainstorming Strategic Approaches, involves generating a suite of potential strategic approaches for a design team to consider. Step 5…

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines
May 24, 2018 · File

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Philippines mission’s Emerging Champions for Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Ecosystems Services (ECBCIES) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems in six key biodiversity areas to help communities adapt to climate…

 The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region
May 11, 2018 · File

The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region

The fragmentary adoption of REDD+ across forest nations leaves room for the displacement of deforestation from early-adopters and countries with more rigorous carbon-related regulatory regimes to late-adopters of REDD+. While this displacement is expected to be substantial, our empirical understanding…

May 10, 2018 · File

ZOOMING IN: COMPANIES, COMMODITIES, & TRACEABILITY COMMITMENTS THAT COUNT, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

“Zooming In” presents a new analysis by Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Ceres about how companies that are committed to addressing commodity-driven deforestation are tracing supplies to their origin—be it factory, farm, field, or forest—so they can determine the…

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases
May 01, 2018 · File

Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases

USAID launched a global case study compilation to collect lessons on an urgent global conservation challenge: how to build capacity for enforcement and prosecution to combat wildlife trafficking. Forty-eight entries were received, and 12 of these were selected for publication…

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation
May 01, 2018 · File

Synthesis of Lessons from the CWT Case Study Compilation

Looking across the 12 cases, this synthesis identifies common approaches and explores generalizable lessons. The approaches include: using technology for effective data collection and management, building effective partnerships among stakeholders, fostering local ownership and involvement, and leveraging outside experts and…

Wildlife Crimes Unit in Indonesia
May 01, 2018 · File

Wildlife Crimes Unit in Indonesia

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit takes a unique approach to combat wildlife trafficking in Indonesia. The Unit performs intelligence work, assists law enforcement, helps build capacity for combating wildlife trafficking among law enforcement officers, and raises public awareness through…

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala
May 01, 2018 · File

Mesa Técnica in Guatemala

Established in 2015, Mesa Técnica is a partnership among three civil society organizations working to build capacity for wildlife trafficking enforcement in the northern Guatemalan department of Petén. Select personnel from partner institutions sit on a close-knit committee dedicated to…

National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit in Tanzania
May 01, 2018 · File

National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit in Tanzania

Tanzania’s PAMS Foundation has worked alongside the National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit since 2014 to combat wildlife trafficking and poaching. With guidance and capacity building support from the foundation, the Unit has become one of the most effective…

tenBoma in Kenya
May 01, 2018 · File

tenBoma in Kenya

tenBoma is a wildlife security initiative that identifies, anticipates, and counters threats to wildlife by applying predictive methodologies to determine when and where wildlife crime events are likely to occur. The initiative builds capacity of both local law enforcement and…

FISH-i in East Africa
May 01, 2018 · File

FISH-i in East Africa

Established in 2012, FISH-i created an informal network that shares information and intelligence through a shared communications platform. This regional cooperation, coupled with dedicated data analysis and technical expertise, has catalyzed enforcement actions and created transparency to challenge corruption. Sharing…

Tiger Protection & Conservation Units in Kerinci-Seblat National Park, Indonesia
May 01, 2018 · File

Tiger Protection & Conservation Units in Kerinci-Seblat National Park, Indonesia

Since 2000, Fauna & Flora International has collaborated with park officials, communities, police, the judiciary, and local government to pioneer effective tiger protection strategies. Tiger Protection and Conservation Units, led by park officials alongside community rangers, conduct routine and information-led…

Eyes in the Courtroom in Kenya
May 01, 2018 · File

Eyes in the Courtroom in Kenya

Eyes in the Courtroom is a public-private partnership that monitors, tracks, and analyzes outcomes of wildlife crime trials in all 121 courts in Kenya. The analysis of these trials has provided a performance measure of the investigation, prosecution, and disposition…

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