The problem of fit between social institutions and ecological systems is an enduring challenge in natural resource management and conservation. Developments in the science of conservation biology encourage the management of landscapes at increasingly larger scales. In contrast, sociological approaches to conservation emphasize the importance of ownership, collaboration and stewardship at scales relevant to the individual or local community.
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.
Three years ago EDF, fishermen, and critical partners like Noroeste Sustentable (NO
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.
Natural resource managers are seeking tools to help them address current and future effects of climate change.
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
Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters,Ireland
Norway will pay Guyana $45 million for maintaining its low deforestation rate under a climate partnership between the two countries.
The payment is based on Guyana's deforestation rate of 0.054 percent between October 1st 2010 and December 31st 2011. The rate is well below the baseline established under the countries' agreement. It brings Norway's total payment to Guyana to $115 million.