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  • Biodiversity 2020

    Biodiversity, climate and development in the 2020 debate

    A blog series exploring the links between biodiversity, climate and development as the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is developed

    1 April 2020 | Feature | Biodiversity
  • A saltwater crocodile

    Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them

    As the content of the post-2020 biodiversity framework is being developed, Dilys Roe discusses the role of sustainable use in reducing biodiversity loss and saving wild species, and some of the potential implications of COVID-19

    1 April 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Three elephants eating

    Critical theme: Can insurance promote human wildlife co-existence?

    Join us for a discussion about the potential role of insurance in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.

    4 March 2020 | Article | Biodiversity
  • 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
  • A carpenter bee

    Biodiversity on the brink: local people must shape nature’s new deal

    Ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity on Saturday, which will start shaping the post-2020 agenda on biodiversity, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for a process that truly includes indigenous peoples and local communities

    16 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Local villagers receive wildlife training in the Mbarang'andu Wildlife Management Area in Tanzania, which incorporates seven villages. (Photo: WWF/USAID Biodiversity & Forestry, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Communities, livelihoods and sustainable wildlife management

    Conservation in Africa is failing. Despite a growth in formal protected areas, wildlife populations are declining. Illegal wildlife trade is a contributing factor but masks wider issues of land conversion, corruption and regressive policies that fail to make wildlife an economically viable land use option for local people

    14 November 2018 | Article | 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
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwest Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison)Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwest Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Taking a more rigorous approach to evaluation

    Evaluation researcher Barbara Befani explains how a different methodological approach helped IIED evaluate whether the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group had influenced policy

    18 May 2017 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Trafficking of wildlife, driven by escalating demand for products such as elephant ivory, is a booming market worth US$19bn a year (Photo: Nonprofit Organizations via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    International push to tackle illegal wildlife trade risks missing potential of sustainable use

    As UK Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to host an international conference to tackle the booming illegal transnational trade in wildlife, experts welcome the new push to address this enduring problem but warn that efforts could fail without appropriate incentives for local people's involvement.

    11 February 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity illustration

    A brief history of biodiversity at IIED

    IIED’s work on biodiversity dates back over 25 years – although it has not always been labelled as such.

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Certification: into the wild.

    Collection and trade of wild products is increasing but concerns surround its current and future sustainability. The FairWild standard for wild collection seeks to address such issues by promoting sustainable practices and rewarding collectors with increased returns through a certification process. Standards and certification are increasingly being applied to new environments; but as discussed before on Due South, their suitability needs to be considered in light of the contexts in which they are applied. Traditionally certification has been applied to privately owned areas with enforceable property rights, but it is relatively untested in wild collection settings, which have their own unique challenges. Could FairWild provide the sustainable answer?

    10 December 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Can hunting wildlife contribute to biodiversity conservation?

    It’s a politically and ethically charged debate. Can hunting animals really contribute to wildlife conservation and biodiversity objectives?

    19 November 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Bushmeat stew: complexities of a shadowy trade

    It’s hard for some to imagine sitting down to a meal of baboon, green monkey and warthog meat.

    1 February 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
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