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Biodiversity and conservation

We have 47 items tagged with ‘Biodiversity and conservation’.
  • Pastoralists discuss strengths and challenges of governance at a conservancy in Kenya. (Photo: Francesca Booker/IIED)

    Assessing governance at protected and conserved areas

    IIED is developing a multi-stakeholder-led methodology for assessing the quality of governance at protected areas and other conserved areas. 

    23 April 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Women from around Lake Mburo National Park participate in a focus group discussion as part of a multi-stakeholder governance assessment. (Photo: Francesca Booker/ IIED)

    Understanding governance and equity in conservation

    A successful multi-stakeholder self-assessment in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park enabled local people to judge what does and doesn’t work, and draws out their ideas for action.

    23 April 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A map shows new walking trails at the edge of the park that have been developed to encourage tourists to explore more of Bwindi and spend money on local products (Photo: Peter Nizette)

    If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise…

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnet for tourists wanting to see gorillas in the wild, but surrounding communities don't get much revenue from the tourist trade. Dilys Roe describes a project that is helping local people who live close to the edge of the forest to develop products and activities that will attract visitors – and much-needed income

    27 October 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • Mitunu, a female of the Mubare gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is one of the few remaining critically endangered mountain gorillas left in the wild. CTPH programs promote health and conservation to save Mitunu and her family (Photo: Ryoma Otsuka)

    Are health investments paying off for endangered wildlife?

    An innovative project in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has helped the local community understand the links between health and conservation. The next step is to examine the project's impacts in more detail, and explore prospects for scaling up

    2 March 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Sorting apricots in Tajikistan. The diverse and extreme climatic conditions of Central Asia helped farmers develop fruit varieties adaptable to drought and other environmental stresses (Photo: UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The Paris Agreement – a framework for local inclusion

    The Paris Agreement commits governments to climate action. To deliver this agenda successfully, they must engage with all sectors of society, including indigenous peoples, and recognise traditional knowledge

    5 February 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
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    PLA 50: Critical reflections, future directions

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 September 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • The mountain gorilla is among the endangered species at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which was the focus of a a recent radio show series on conservation efforts (Photo: Dilys Roe/IIED)

    Broadcasting to Bwindi

    What happened when a project to get the message out on the need to balance conservation efforts with reducing poverty in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, took to the airwaves?

    28 July 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The voices of women involved in farming and fisheries, such as these in Bangladesh, are often lost in decision-making (Photo: CBFM-Fem Com Bangladesh/WorldFish, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Does gender balance improve forestry and fishery management?

    A new project aims to map the evidence on gender, natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation. And we're looking for your help

    2 July 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A leopard in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and wildlife tourism is an important source of income (Photo: David Cook, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Uganda urged to use biodiversity for sustainable development

    A new Biodiversity Conservation Trust for Uganda will be launched in Kampala on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May)

    22 May 2015 | News | Biodiversity
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    PLA 64 - Young citizens: youth and participatory governance in Africa

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 51: Civil society and poverty reduction

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
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    PLA 52: General Issue

    This edition of Participatory Learning and Action is a general issue, and includes articles from practitioners around the world.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 53: Tools for influencing power and policy

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 54: Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
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    PLA 55: Practical tools for community conservation in southern Africa

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 56: General issue

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 57: Immersions: learning about poverty face-to-face

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 58: Towards empowered participation: stories and reflections

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 65 - Biodiversity and culture: exploring community protocols, rights and consent

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    28 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 66 - Tools for supporting sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    27 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    PLA 59: Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    21 April 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    About PLA

    Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice.

    27 March 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • PLA 60: Community-based adaptation to climate change

    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    27 March 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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    Keep up to date with the latest participation news from Participatory Learning and Action – a leading informal journal on participatory methods and approaches that strengthen rights, voice and governance and promote social justice. The series is published in English, with some issues translated into other languages, and some issues available in multimedia formats.

    27 March 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • A Conservancy Rhino Ranger in Namibia stands proudly before a cow and calf that he has tracked during a patrol. Rhino sightings have increased over the past 12 months thanks to an expanded Rhino Ranger force and support organisations (Photo: Minnesota Zoo and Save the Rhino Trust)

    Community-led solutions: key force in tackling wildlife crime

    Researchers, community representatives, UN and government officials and NGOs have issued a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade

    2 March 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • The Enhancing Equity workshop in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park brought together government officials, local residents and conservationists (Photo: Alessandra Guiliani/IIED)

    Enhancing equity and fairness

    A workshop in Uganda finds that when it comes to implementing wildlife conservation, different groups have different perspectives on what is "fair" writes guest blogger Hellena Nambogwe.

    23 February 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A Potato Park farmer in Peru leads the Potato Guardians collective (Photo: Adam Kerby)

    Return of potatoes from CIP to Andean farmers proves critical for climate adaptation

    Peru's farmers are able to access a greater diversity of potato varieties for climate adaptation, thanks to the continued work of a ground-breaking agreement between CIP, ANDES and the Association of the Potato Park communities

    27 November 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Flamingos around Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Minority Rights Group International)Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part II)

    This paper identifies key documents that contain provisions relevant to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in a conservation context

    11 November 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Images of indigenous biocultural heritage territories are profiled in a new photofilm (Photo: IIED)

    New photofilm profiles biocultural heritage territories

    IIED has released a new photofilm profiling indigenous biocultural heritage territories and the role they play in development, conservation and adaptation

    11 November 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Palm oil plantations are destroying the habitat of orangutans in Borneo. Multinationals say they are committed to sustainable production but deforestation, road building and land clearing are continuing (Photo: Seb Ruiz via Creative Commons)

    Addressing the interplay between agribusiness investments and ape conservation

    This three-year project aims to explore the current evidence base on the interplay between agribusiness investments and effective ape conservation – including both the risks and the opportunities

    10 October 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Supporting alternative livelihoods, IIED and partners are helping the Bangladesh government to develop an effective, equitable and sustainable compensation scheme (Photo: Abdul Wahab)

    Protecting ecosystems and livelihoods in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh shifts towards more effective, equitable and sustainable approaches to safeguard hilsa fishing

    9 October 2014 | Article | Fisheries
  • A focus group ranks in order motivations for unauthorised resource use as part of the R2P research, at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Fairness can address the resentment that drives hunting in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Poverty is not the only reason people illegally hunt wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according to the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG), whose new research shows that resentment toward conservation projects is just as big a factor

    17 September 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Representatives of communities from Peru, Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea have formed an International network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (Photo: Lhab Tshering)

    Indigenous mountain communities call on governments to support traditional knowledge-based adaptation

    An International network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has been formed to advocate for community biocultural heritage rights and help achieve food sovereignty and climate change adaptation

    18 June 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Some ecological settings, such as drylands, which are home to a high proportion of the world’s poor, are poorly studied and have become the neglected 'ugly duckling' of biodiversity research (Photo: Marie Monimart)

    What we know about how biodiversity and poverty are linked: The good, the bad and the ugly

    There is an explicit assumption in international policy statements that conserving biodiversity can help in efforts to tackle global poverty

    31 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A giraffe takes stock at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Social Assessment of Protective Area fieldwork starts next week (Photo: www.kicheche.com  via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Time for a new look at social impacts of protected areas

    A new framework for assessing the social impacts of protected areas will be key to ensuring conservation is effective, and contributes to human well-being and poverty reduction

    11 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Community-based conservation has worked for black rhinos (Photo: Park Street Pro via http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Wanted: Community wildlife conservation success stories

    Ensuring local communities benefit from wildlife is key to successful conservation in the long term and can also help to fight the illegal wildlife trade. Share your community success stories with us on World Wildlife Day.

    3 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Field devoured by wild boar. Photo: Lhab Tshering\National Biodiversity Centre of Bhutan

    What are the links between biodiversity and poverty alleviation?

    The links between biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation are widely debated and hotly contested. We are carrying out research to clarify and assess the evidence on the links between the two.

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Great ape. Photo: Noodlefish

    Linking ape conservation with poverty alleviation

    Great Ape conservation organisations are increasingly aware of the need to address poverty if they are to be successful in their efforts to conserve habitats and protect dwindling Great Ape populations.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Project partners share their experiences during a global learning network meeting in Uganda. Photo: Bill Vorley

    Unleashing the potential of local organisations in linking conservation and development

    IIED is supporting and raising the profile of local organisations in East Africa to help make the case for investing in and scaling-up community-based approaches to transforming landscapes, economies and rural societies.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Identifying social impacts at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Assessing social impacts of protected areas

    The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has developed and tested a relatively simple, low cost methodology for assessing the positive and negative social impacts of protected areas, and is now supporting its roll-out.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Photo: YouTuT

    Uganda: Conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and reducing local poverty

    Despite interventions aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the illegal use of the park's resources continued. This IIED project aimed to better understand who is carrying out the unauthorised use of resources and why, so that interventions can be more effective in the future

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A silverback Mountain Gorilla. Gorilla tourism in Uganda's Bwindi national park generates money for conservation, but not much for locals. The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is working to grow community-based tourism income (Photo: Matthias Neuhaus, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG)

    The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of conservation and development organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction to improve policy and practice

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • MECEBURI FOREST RESERVE, MOZAMBIQUE, May 2010: Farmer Nimale Maribu Saidi at work in his maize field

    New tool to help join-up policies to cut poverty and conserve biodiversity

    As thousands of delegates gather in India for the 11th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) next week, a new initiative will be unveiled to help countries meet some of their obligations under the legally-binding treaty whilst also reducing poverty.

    5 October 2012 | News | Biodiversity
  • A Raika man leading his sheep and goats to graze in the contested Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

    How communities are protecting their biocultural resources with community protocols

    As delegates gather for the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity this photostory looks at why two communities in India and Borneo have developed community protocols.

    2 October 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Sumatran rhinoceros

    World Conservation Congress: key themes and a new leader to watch

    The role of markets and the green economy, and the risks of monetising nature were two key themes that emerged from the Conference.

    17 September 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Native bird perched on a branch, Costa Rica.

    Biodiversity and REDD

    REDD could play an important role in biodiversity conservation. This project aims to identify and test possible mechanisms to help promote high biodiversity REDD.

    25 July 2011 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Citizens reframing conservation policies and practice for food and livelihood security, environmental sustainability and justice

    Two complementary activities are being carried out to allow citizens’ to assess, re-imagine and influence conservation policies and practice:

    15 July 2009 | Article | Biodiversity
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