"The change starts from those who are affected by the problem being around the table with those who want to experiment research and deliver options for development, sitting as equal partners." (Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda)
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.
A United Nations-backed project in Kenya is protecting forests and wildlife, as well as providing alternative livelihoods, and offers valuable lessons on how governments and the private sector can successfully work together for the betterment of communities and the environment.
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.
This organization is a cooperative advisory-making body orgazized to resolve land management conflices in the Clearwater Basin, Idaho. This Basin is part of the largest complex of public lands in the continental United States. People from all backgrounds and points of view agree that the forests, mountains and streams here are priceless and necessary to economic, social and ecological well-being.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a further step to protect its environment. But even in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
In the hillsides of Trinidad’s Northern Range, smallholder subsistence farming systems dominate the landscape. Pushed to this frontier by escalating pressure on low-lying agriculture lands from more urban development and a rising population, farmers continue to rely on short-term crops on the steep slopes there.
Agri-environment schemes (AESs) in England typically address environmental management at the farm-and field-scales, but there is increasing evidence that incorporating the landscape-scale would increase scheme effectiveness.
Columbia may more than double the size of the remote and poorly-known Chiribiquete National Park to make it the biggest protected area in the Columbian Amazon, reports El Espectador.
Under a proposal laid out last year, Columbia's national park service is slated to expand Chiribiquete to about 3 million hectares, up from its current 1.3 million hectares. The park, located in southern Columbia, was established in 1989 and is home to more than 300 bird species, 7 monkey species, and 300 butterfly species.