This sourcebook has two purposes. The first is to provide a selection of evaluation tools and change mechanisms for collaborative groups to consider and use. The second is tostimulate discussion of evaluation and adaptation in collaborative resource management. Collaborative resource management and adaptive management are not new concepts, but experience has not caught up to theory, and there is much to learn from the rapidly evolving efforts underway.
The Western Rivers Institute is an advocacy and educational organization promoting greater understanding of how water and rivers work in Colorado and the western US. Our goal is to foster needed changes in water law, use and tradition through collaboration and understanding of the needs of rivers, agriculture and communities.
At present the majority of tree planting in Africa focuses on monotypic stands of non-native species, which offer limited added value in terms of biodiversity or socioeconomic opportunities.
Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant increase in private and public sector interest to explore payments for ecosystem services (PES), in order to assign value to ecosystem services, and thus promote better land use practices. We recently investigated how PES schemes are faring in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services, while also benefiting local livelihoods.
The 7th annual Yale Conservation Finance Boot Camp will be held at Yale University on Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2013. This advanced learning opportunity will prepare conservation practitioners and board members, foundation leaders, private investors, and graduate students to utilize innovative conservation finance strategies and to share best practices.
The essence of organizing the local community as a Site Support Group in Mount Diwata Range Important Biodiversity Area (IBA) for natural resource protection and conservation aims to improve the living condition of the forest-dependent families in the IBA by engaging themselves into forest-friendly livelihoods through linkage and networking building that brings to the realm of equal opportunities both for men and women to access natural resources for biodiversity conservation
La Pedrera is a small town located on the Caquetá River in the Colombian Amazon. The town has electricity for only a few hours per day. During that time all the shop owners turn on their TVs and radios. Men, women and children sit on the street to watch TV; as I look around, I see that many of them are currently engrossed in a Japanese soap opera.