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UN Biodiversity Lab | Regional Orientation Webinar | Asia

We are excited to announce that the regional inception workshop on the UN Biodiversity Lab for Asia will take place on 29 August 2018! By the end of 2018, Parties are required to submit a Sixth National Report (6NR), and will need to use data and indicators to assess their progress.

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Legal Framework for Protected Areas: Philippines I IUCN

This paper examines the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 (Republic
Act No. 7586) by looking into its legislative history, the legal and policy implications of its provisions,
the changes the law has undergone since its enactment, and the pertinent issues concerning its
implementation. The problems that are identified in this study essentially concern inconsistencies and
overlaps between the NIPAS Act and other related laws which in turn create confusion regarding the
powers and responsibilities of particular institutions.

Using An Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting Framework For Sustainable Management Of A World Heritage Area

A conceptual framework based on accounting principles of stocks, flows, and investment can be applied to natural capital, social and cultural capital, human capital and financial and physical capitals. Development and application of this framework can help to reveal the environmental, social and economic impacts and interactions of prevailing land use (or other management) practices, and provide a way of assessing the effectiveness of different programmes for achieving desired management objectives.

Ibis Rice: Conserving Critically Endangered Birds And Supporting Local Livelihoods In Protected Areas Through A Certified Sustainable Agriculture PES Scheme In Northern Cambodia

Ibis Rice is a scheme, active since 2007 in three Protected Areas in Northern Cambodia, whereby communities are incentivized to protect critical habitat through sales of a high-quality agricultural product. Under the scheme, farmers that abide by the rules, including agreed land-use plans and no-hunting laws, are able to sell their rice through the village committee, which is legally mandated to administer the land-use plan.

Lessons From The Implementation Of The Wealth Accounting And Valuation Of Ecosystem Services (Waves) Project : The Case Of The Southern Palawan, Philippines

The systematic accounting of a country’s natural wealth and the goods and services the ecosystem offer, provides opportunities to generate information and better understand the natural environment’s contribution to the economy. This on the other hand offer support policies and decision in the pursuit of sustainable development taking into account environmental economic and socio-political dimensions.

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