Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  • Mar 1, 2010

    The Transhumance for Biodiversity Conservation in the Southern High Atlas (CBTHA) Project aims to conserve globally significant biodiversity in the productive landscape of the southern flank of the High Atlas through an innovative approach integrating pastoral range management with biodiversity conservation. The case study highlights key elements of project success and lessons learned.

  • Local Business for Global Biodiversity Conservation
    Aug 31, 2003

    The guidebook aims to support biodiversity projects implemented by UNDP/GEF in planning viable and alternative livelihoods to reduce threats to local natural resources. It proposes that by adopting a focused strategy for small business development, conservation planners can help local communities participate actively in sustainable management of nearby ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • State of Biodiversity Markets: Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide
    Jan 1, 2010

    The report provides the status and trends of biodiversity offset and compensatory mitigation programs by geographical region. It summarizes the total active programs and developing activities, and broad metrics like total known payments and land area protected. It also analyzes the characteristics of offset programs and looks at recent developments in nascent and existing programs in the region.

  • Katoomba Incubator: The REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE)
    Dec 1, 2009

    A tool called the REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE) classifies and prioritizes potential REDD+ subnational activities, and assesses critical constraints to project development, especially those associated with the national legal and institutional framework for carbon finance. The document presents the ROSE approach and process as applied in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana in 2009.

  • Jun 15, 2008

    The Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator contributes to developing model transactions in the nascent ecosystem services markets benefiting low-income rural people and imperiled biodiversity by providing targeted support to promising small-scale community-based projects with potential for long-term financial viability. The publication provides an overview of the Incubator.

  • Mar 10, 2010

    The report presents and evaluates the results and lessons mined from all GEF funded UNDP biodiversity projects in five regions. It concludes with a summary of some of the future challenges that confront UNDP programme countries in seeking to conserve their biodiversity while attaining their economic and social development objectives.

  • A Guide for Countries Preparing Third National Reports to the CBD
    Nov 1, 2005

    The guidelines, developed under the UNDP/GEF Project "National Reporting to the CBD: Supporting countries to prepare the Third National Report on Biodiversity", are designed to assist all those agencies, institutions and individuals within a country whose participation and input are needed to prepare the third national report in the way envisaged by the Conference of the Parties to the CBD.

  • Habitat Banking in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Oct 28, 2010

    The report provides an assessment of the feasibility of building successful habitat mitigation banking schemes in the Latin America and Caribbean region, highlighting the value and opportunity for countries to adopt banking approaches to supplement their traditional conservation strategies.

  • Mar 20, 2010

    The booklet, titled "Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation: Recognizing the Role of Biodiversity for Human Well-being", aims to demystify and illustrate biodiversity's contribution to development in its various dimensions and to offer some avenues for human and economic development that recognize, maintain and restore biodiversity.

  • Oct 27, 2010

    The report compares and aggregates official financial data and qualitative insights about the health of Protected Area (PA) financial sustainability for 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. While the findings reveal the level of financial gap faced in the region, they also show that reducing the gap is achievable and affordable, so that PAs can be effectively managed to the benefit of all.

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