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Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
Mar 21, 2017 · File

Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

The gender dynamics of food security in forest dwelling communities are still not clear. However, emerging case studies and reviews of the issue parallel insights from earlier work on gender divisions of labor in natural resource management. Harvesting forest-based foods,…

Making sense of research for sustainable land management
Mar 03, 2017 · File

Making sense of research for sustainable land management

This publication is based on the work of more than 600 scientists and synthesizes experiences and practice-relevant results from a 7-year German-funded international research programme on interactions between land management, climate change, and ecosystems and their services.

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide
Feb 17, 2017 · File

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide

The new FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical how-to advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects
Jan 27, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects

Promoting conservation enterprises is a strategy that is widely supported by USAID biodiversity funding. However, the evidence that conservation enterprises lead to conservation is mixed. In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to…

Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania
Jan 19, 2017 · File

Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania

This Study explains Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) as a major global strategy for enhancing conservation outcomes while also seeking to improve rural livelihoods. The research presents a national-level analysis that empirically estimates socioeconomic impacts of CBNRM across Tanzania, while…

Community-based Natural Resource Management: State of the Science—Global Perspectives
Jan 19, 2017 · File

Community-based Natural Resource Management: State of the Science—Global Perspectives

This study states that community-based natural resource management is “a process by which landholders gain access and use rights to, or ownership of, natural resources; collaboratively and transparently plan and participate in the management of resource use; and achieve financially…

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries
Jan 12, 2017 · File

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries

The study explores the political economy of how international (mostly Russian) fleets were able to over-exploit Senegal’s fisheries despite both legal barriers and civic resistance from the fishing community.

 WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3
Jan 05, 2017 · File

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3

Forest and Climate: REDD+ at a Crossroads

CIFOR day story
Jan 05, 2017 · File

CIFOR day story

CIFOR day story

WWF's Living Forest Report: Chapter 1
Jan 05, 2017 · File

WWF's Living Forest Report: Chapter 1

WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century.

UNDERSTANDING ILLEGALITY AND CORRUPTION IN FOREST    MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Jan 05, 2017 · File

UNDERSTANDING ILLEGALITY AND CORRUPTION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW

The review aimed to provide a clear theoretical reasoning for how illegality and corruption affect forest management, summarize empirical findings, and discuss how international protection efforts were affecting forestry.

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries

Sundström examines how twelve small-scale fishers understand the relationship between the prevailing level of grand and petty corruption in their sector and their interest in complying with sustainable use laws.

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua

The authors conducted household survey and interviews with forestry sector officials to understand how tenure insecurity in Nicaragua affected forests and indigenous peoples, discovering the importance of looking closely at so-called legal, illegal, and corrupt practices to understand their legitimacy.

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms

Beginning in 2003, a new government transformed Georgia into an emerging middle-income, market-oriented economy within a few years; in this time, the police were universally brought in for training, resulting in a force widely regarded as more honest and representative…

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Public Service Delivery? Evidence from Uganda
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Public Service Delivery? Evidence from Uganda

The manuscript has three parts: in the first two, they demonstrate that corruption is widespread in Uganda and they assess factors that contribute to it; in the third, they use what they claim to be an instrumental variable approach (which…

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 5
Dec 14, 2016 · File

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 5

The Living Forests Report series has explained the reasons for and implications of an ambitious forest conservation target: Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) by 2020.

CIFOR Day at USAID
Dec 08, 2016 · File

CIFOR Day at USAID

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…

Wildlife & Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Wildlife & Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to serve as an initial entry point for national governments, international actors, practitioners and scholars to better understand the complexity of wildlife and forest crime, and to serve as a framework around which a prevention and…

Competence Standards for Protected Area Jobs in South East Asia
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Competence Standards for Protected Area Jobs in South East Asia

This guide by the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation provides suggested competence standards for protected area jobs, including enforcement agents.

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn

This paper offers insight into the predicted bio-economic effects of legalizing the trade of rhino horns, with important theoretical implications for similar illegal wildlife products.

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