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.
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.
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.
The Conservation Catalysts Network (CCN) focuses on universities, colleges and research institutions that are catalyzing large landscape conservation. Our members are pairings of academic and research institutions with conservation initiatives (for example, the pairing of the Harvard Forest and the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative).
Exploring the role of forests for mitigation, adaptation, and livelihoods can identify potential synergies and trade-offs.These case studies are based on local experiences in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam in an attempt to explore how community forestry may contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals.