Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  • Oct 1, 2009

    The objective of the Marine Ecosystem Services Program (MARES) is to protect crucial marine ecosystem services by harnessing markets and private sector investment. MARES focuses on four key areas: water quality, marine biodiversity, coastal and beach stabilization, and fish nurseries. The document provides a brief overview of the Program.

  • Guidelines: Ensuring Impacts from SLM – Development of a Global Indicator System
    Jul 11, 2011

    The guidelines, by the GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’, presents a set of four global impact indicators and their methodologies which, when taken together, can be used to determine the trends in combating land degradation and desertification through sustainable land management practices that improve the productivity of agro-ecosystems.

  • Jul 11, 2011

    The GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’ (KM:Land), developed a suite of global and project-level indicators to measure global environmental benefits and local livelihood benefits. The indicators and accompanying conceptual framework are now being adopted and adapted by both the GEF and UNCCD in their efforts to measure impacts of their respective strategies to combat land degradation.

  • Information Kit: Supporting Country Action on the CBD Programme of Work on PAs
    Jul 10, 2007

    The publication provides information for eligible countries on the application process to receive funding from the GEF to help carry out implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on protected areas. The kit also includes the eligibility criteria, information on evaluation and monitoring, together with templates for applications, MOAs and reporting.

  • Ecotourism Development: A Manual for Conservation Planners & Managers - Vol. II
    Sep 14, 2004

    The volume provides guidance on both key conservation management and key business development strategies. It includes an introduction to the critical elements of ecotourism management planning including zoning, visitor impact monitoring, visitor site design and management, income generation mechanisms, infrastructure and visitor guidelines. Part II outlines the business planning process.

  • Financial Sustainability Scorecard for National Systems of PA's - 2010
    Feb 15, 2010

    The purpose of the scorecard is to assist governments, donors and NGOs to investigate and record significant aspects of a PA financing system – its accounts and its underlying structural foundations – to show both its current health and status and to indicate if the system is holistically moving over the long-term towards an improved financial situation.

  • UNDP's Work on Biodiversity Management
    Feb 1, 2010

    The brochure outlines UNDP's work on biodiversity management through two Signature Programmes: 1) Unleashing the economic potential of Protected Area systems and 2) Mainstreaming biodiversity management objectives into economic sector activities. It further highlights examples of UNDP's contributions towards the organization’s broader work on environment and sustainable development.

  • Belarus Project Guidebook on Peatland Rehabilitation
    Nov 9, 2010

    The report provides a general description of the hydrology of natural, damaged mires and depleted peatlands, as well as technical approaches and methods of restoration of hydrological regimes currently applied in international practice and falling within the framework of the UNDP-GEF project on re-naturalization of degraded peatlands in Belarus.

  • Nov 1, 2009

    The booklet, by Ecosystem Marketplace, provides context and background information on current developments in the payments for ecosystem services (PES) arena relevant to the Ghana Katoomba conference, held in Accra, Ghana, in October 2009. The conference is the fifteenth in a series of Katoomba conferences designed to stimulate and strengthen environmental markets around the world.

  • Biodiversity and the Millennium Development Goals
    Nov 30, 2003

    The report focuses on the benefits of biodiversity and the MDGs. The importance of biodiversity to development objectives is also discussed in the context of the WEHAB Initiative and the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report also highlights the role of biodiversity in achieving the targets of each of the MDGs, and considers links between climate change, biodiversity and the MDGs.

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