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This is a "smart" folder that lists all content posted on the Portal in which the word "biodiversity" appears.
Video No Ivory, No Tiger Amulets Campaign Video by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jun 05, 2020 12:14 PM
This wildlife demand reduction campaign's key message is "How can amulets made from elephant ivory and tiger fangs protect you, when these animals cannot even protect their own lives?" The USAID Wildlife Asia campaign helps counter wildlife trafficking through demand reduction. Elephant ivory and tiger parts are among the top items illegally traded worldwide, especially in Southeast Asia. The illegal wildlife trade thrives because there is a strong demand for elephant ivory and tiger parts in various forms.
Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities May 2020 by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 26, 2020 12:12 AM
Want to give back to nature? Join leading conservation organization now hiring.
File Webinar Presentation: Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchange in the Africa Conservation Enterprises Portfolio by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 22, 2020 09:40 AM
Peer-to-Peer Learning is an approach to sharing experience to facilitate a continuation of institutional knowledge and can be used to orient incoming staff to the history, context, challenges, and opportunities within the portfolio they are taking on. In this webinar, the USAID Conservation Enterprises Collaborative Learning Group used a Peer Learning approach to facilitate cross-mission learning for incoming staff to the Uganda and Zambia Missions.
File Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 06, 2020 01:47 PM
Effectively engaging stakeholders is a core component of successful and sustainable biodiversity conservation programs. This guide compiles the evidence from a comprehensive literature review into a four-step process. It presents a systematic approach to engaging stakeholders in biodiversity conservation planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning within USAID’s Program Cycle. For each step, this document describes key concepts and resources, and summarizes relevant case studies about stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation projects.
File Conservation is Development by Barbra Bearden — last modified May 06, 2020 01:55 PM
This resource provides an overview of programming examples, tools and approaches, and evidence that support cross-sectoral collaboration to achieve shared development goals. It was developed by the Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project, a five-year contract (2015-2020) to advance the second goal of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, to “integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.” BRIDGE collaborates with USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, Missions, and regional and technical bureaus to explore the evidence base, identify entry points in the Program Cycle, and share learning on integrating biodiversity conservation with other development outcomes.
File The Conservation Mosaic Approach to Reduce Corruption and the Illicit Sea Turtle Take and Trade by Allison Taylor — last modified May 07, 2020 10:38 AM
Although it has been illegal to kill sea turtles in Mexico since 1990, poaching for human consumption remains a major threat to the recovery of these endangered species. The most common reasons for poaching include direct economic benefits from the sale of turtle meat and other products, lack of law enforcement, and the ease of bribing authorities. Strong cultural traditions promoting the consumption of turtles exacerbate the problem, as do family and extended social networks that cut across poaching and enforcement communities, reducing the likelihood of legal sanctions. Corruption, largely in the form of bribery, facilitates this illegal sea turtle take and trade.
File Addressing corruption in CITES documentation processes by Allison Taylor — last modified May 07, 2020 10:33 AM
Abuse of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permits and certificates is a global issue that affects a wide range of species and can take place across the entire trade chain. Commerce in precious timber, caviar and live animals including primates, birds and reptiles, is particularly vulnerable. Methods of abuse range widely and all can be facilitated by corruption. The involvement of corrupt officials, including high-level individuals, makes this problem more difficult to solve.
Story Building Bridges: Cross-Sectoral Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation, Governance, Health, and Food Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jun 03, 2020 11:26 AM
The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change & Security Program, in partnership with USAID’s Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project, created a three-part virtual series to hear from researchers and practitioners on lessons learned and entry points for action in the integration of biodiversity conservation, governance, public health, and food security.
File Office of Forestry and Biodiversity: Assessment of Biodiversity Integration Efforts by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 22, 2020 11:10 AM
The Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) engaged Measuring Impact II to assess efforts to implement the USAID Biodiversity Policy's goal to "integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development." The assessment investigated three modalities by which FAB, other Agency units, and implementing partners work on integration: building constituencies, leveraging entry points, and developing evidence. Overall, FAB integration efforts have produced many successes, including new constituencies and integration champions, guidance tools to improve integrated programming, and evidence for biodiversity’s importance to key development sectors. This Executive Summary provides highlights from the assessment and recommendations for future efforts.
People Not Poaching by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 16, 2020 10:58 AM
People Not Poaching is a joint initiative by IUCN, IIED, and TRAFFIC to compile case studies on community engagement to combat wildlife trafficking.
File Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries by BRIDGE — last modified Mar 30, 2020 02:59 PM
Ghana is facing a crisis of sustainability in its small pelagic fisheries that threatens the food security and livelihoods of a large segment of the population. While the technical solutions to the problems in these fisheries have been known for some time, the necessary actions have not been implemented. To understand this persistent gap between the presence of solutions on paper and the absence of action in practice, USAID implemented this applied political economy analysis (PEA). The goal of the PEA is to provide a deeper understanding of the political, economic, and social factors driving the behavior of key actors in the fisheries sector to inform future USAID programming decisions.
Video Beautiful Without Ivory Campaign Video by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 05, 2020 12:09 PM
The “Beautiful Without Ivory” campaign aims to reach and engage those who desire to buy and use ivory jewelry and accessories because of its perceived beauty.
File Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Webinar Presentation by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 23, 2020 04:29 PM
On March 18, E3/FAB and Measuring Impact II hosted the first joint webinar of the Conservation Enterprise and Combating Wildlife Trafficking Learning Groups with Julie Stein, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. Ms. Stein works to reduce human-wildlife conflict around the world by building markets and wildlife friendly supply chains for goods and services that achieve triple-bottom-line goals, and through certification programs. The webinar recording is also available through the link below.
Video Webinar: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 23, 2020 04:16 PM
Julie Stein, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, joined the Collaborative Learning Groups to discuss her work to reduce human-wildlife conflict around the world.
Get Up to Speed On These Innovative Biodiversity Conservation Approaches and Solutions by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 22, 2020 04:12 PM
One of ABCG's key goal is to encourage the exchange of information and knowledge among stakeholders while providing an opportunity for technical experts to connect and engage. In 2019, we co-hosted 11 brown bag presentations and events on diverse and critical topics on biodiversity conservation. The topics ranged from family planning and conservation, illegal wildlife trade, the conservation of rhinos in various parts of Africa, innovative conservation initiatives such as Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) and First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD) and innovative approaches for engaging local communities in conservation.
File Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Annual Report 2019 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 06, 2020 02:55 PM
Together with our partner networks, ABCG continues to create innovative conservation solutions by developing new models for collaboration that help practitioners improve, scale, and replicate. By capturing and conveying conditions needed for successful biodiversity conservation, ABCG serves as a dynamic catalyst for improving the effectiveness of our combined conservation efforts and scaling solutions across landscapes.
Forest Trends Newsletter February, 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 29, 2020 12:48 PM
Hacking Infrastructure Planning; Corporate "Tells" on Forest Finance
ABCG Career Opportunities February, 2020 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 28, 2020 09:38 PM
Exciting Career Opportunities in Nature Conservation
ABCG Event: Webinar hosted by the Global Wildlife Program Combating Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife Feb 26, 2020 from 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM The World Bank, Room MC 7-500 NW Washington, DC 20433, by Portal Web Editor
Wildlife Trafficking, the illegal cross-border trade in wildlife, is one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities alongside drug trafficking, arms and human trafficking. Most ivory (72% in 2014) is trafficked by sea due to the large volumes of ivory trafficked and minimal risk of interception and arrest. This webinar will showcase global and regional implications and trends of wildlife crime, emphasizing the considerable role maritime transport networks and sea ports play in wildlife trafficking.
File Combating Wildlife Trafficking Learning Exchange: Meeting Report by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Feb 24, 2020 07:49 PM
In November 2019, USAID hosted a regional CWT learning exchange in Bangkok, Thailand. The exchange provided opportunities for sharing and discussing CWT activities while focusing on two of the USAID CWT Learning Agenda’s strategic approaches: 1) improving the practice of building capacity in law enforcement and prosecution, and 2) reducing consumer demand through behavior change.
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