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.
UNDP is seeking spatial data experts worldwide with knowledge of English, and French and/or Spanish to apply for a three-year vetted roster of experts in biodiversity conservation, natural resource
Teaches you the principles of marine protected area management over 12 modules, with an emphasis on strengthening local capacity and increase access to information across the Coral Triangle. The module was developed by the Coral Triangle Center (CTC).
Date: May 03, 2017 at 1:30 PM GMT Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3724766445296304642 ABSTRACT: Over the last 4 years, World Resource Institute, a global research organization, and Vizzuality, a missio
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.
Catastrophic declines in the Indian populations of three vulture species led to the discovery that they were being poisoned by the veterinary drug diclofenac, which they ingested when feeding on cattle carcasses. Despite a ban by the Indian Government in 2006, illegal use continued to kill vultures.
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 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.
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.
While borne out of a highly participatory process involving national and local governments, civil society, academe, and the private sector, the implementation of PBSAP and especially the allocation of funds, depend on a clear policy formulation, sustained awareness raising, and integration in related planning process.