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  • Cranes tower over the construction of a dam, with a body of water in the foreground

    Chinese hydropower starting to adopt social and environmental safeguarding norms, but with limitations

    China has a leading role in building large hydropower dams in developing nations, partly in the name of sustainable development. New research examines Chinese investments in the least developed countries – the practices of hydropower companies and their financiers, and what drives social and environmental safeguarding practices

    17 March 2022 | News | Biodiversity
  • Women selling fish

    Life and livelihoods: the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fishing communities

    Small-scale fisheries are a vital source of employment, income and food for millions, especially in developing countries, but COVID-19 has affected the entire aquatic food system. On World Oceans Day, Cristina Pita looks at the drastic impact on the life and livelihoods for the poorest and most vulnerable

    8 June 2021 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A carpenter uses a jointer powered by a mini-grid

    Productive uses of energy to jumpstart livelihoods

    Stimulating productive uses of energy is critical to catalyse income-generating activities and for the sustainability of energy systems, especially in rural communities

    9 December 2020 | Article | Energy
  • A group of villagers

    A tale of two villages: community perspectives on the impact of Botswana’s trophy hunting ban

    How does a trophy hunting ban affect people who live alongside wildlife? Helen Muller reports on her conversations with local people in Botswana

    24 January 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Four elephants roam the plain on the Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Covering elephant tracks: can insurance compensate farmers for wildlife damage?

    A new IIED-led project in Kenya and Sri Lanka is exploring whether insurance schemes can compensate women and men small-scale farmers for crop and property damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants

    27 March 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Front cover of a flyer

    IIED's pro-poor gorilla tourism project shortlisted for major award

    An initiative promoting local economic development near Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

    29 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Elephants roam the plain in Kenya

    Livelihoods Insurance from Elephants (LIFE) in Kenya and Sri Lanka

    IIED is working to facilitate private markets to insure small-scale women and men farmers for damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants. This will provide support for insurance in two countries, Kenya and Sri Lanka

    26 October 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A mountain gorilla

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project developed and tested new community-based tourism products and services to improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Captain Benjamin Kalimutima Lulimba finds the skull of an elephant recently killed by poachers who ripped out its tusks. Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Photo: Matchbox Media Collective)

    How best to deal with wildlife crime while protecting the poor?

    A new project will explore the different reasons people commit wildlife crimes and suggest ways governments can respond without harming the poorest communities

    1 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Kob population in Uganda is being depleted by poaching, pictured in Queen Elizabeth National Park (Photo: Roger Day Photography)

    Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda

    A project to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty

    22 July 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Reforestation program in Guatemala (Photo: Enrique Varahona)

    Forest and Farm Facility Phase I

    The Forest and Farm Facility's vision is that smallholders, communities, and indigenous peoples and women's organisations have improved livelihoods and decision-making over forest and farm landscapes

    29 May 2014 | Project | Forests
  • Left: Women and schoolgirls discuss the benefits of harvesting rainwater (Credit: ISET). Right: A girl collects water from the rainwater storage tank (Credit: Fawad Khan)

    Climate adaptation and good development: two sides of the same coin

    Assessing how development interventions can help people cope with climate variability will help us prepare better measures for the effects of future climate change, say Simon Anderson and Fawad Khan

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Closing sacks of sorted plastic for recycling at the Banvari Compound at Dharavi.Credit Meena Kadri. Creative Commons.

    Work and shelter – two struggles, one reality

    Urban development programmes have tended to treat livelihoods and shelter as separate problems to solve, when in fact they are closely linked. Grassroots organisations are increasingly seeking ways to tackle these challenges together.

    9 December 2013 | Blog | Poverty
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value (Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit)

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Prioritising positive and negative social impacts of the protected area at Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Uganda (Photo: Rob Small)

    Introduction to conservation, communities and equity

    Conservation is critical to protecting nature and biodiversity. But many conservation interventions have negative impacts on local people. IIED and partners are helping to build capacity to understand and implement equitable conservation activities and to enhance community voice in national and international conservation policymaking

    5 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • The informal economy: route into or out of poverty?

    A paper published by the IIED raises questions about the link between the informal economy and sustainable development

    10 August 2011 | News | Economics
  • Climate refugees of the future

    Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
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