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FAO's Technical Guidance Document: Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in the Pacific Islands

This guidance document primarily considers the regulatory services and how they may be promoted and enhanced to support more sustainable production (provisioning services) and reduce externalities detrimental to biodiversity by reducing reliance on chemical inputs. Other services, however, such as the cultural values of agriculture and related indigenous knowledge systems, are also important in supporting efforts towards an improved ecological foundation of agriculture.

FAO-IUCN: Incentive allocation for mangrove protection

Mangroves provide a wide array of benefits to coastal communities, including wood and non-wood forest products and a wide range of environmental services encompassing coastal hazard protection, erosion control, water filtration and bio-diversity conservation. Mangroves are also valuable in terms of climate change mitigation due to high rates of primary productivity and the large amounts of carbon contained within above- and below-ground biomass and mangrove soils.

Factsheet: Biodiversity Mainstreaming And Its Role In Achieving The SDGs

This is part of the new awareness raising materials developed by IDLO, with support from the Swiss FOEN. Parties can use these factsheets to raise political will and understanding amongst the various ministries, sectors and stakeholders that need to be involved in reforming laws and policies to implement NBSAPs.

10 Things To Know About Biodiversity Mainstreaming And The Law

A great way to get conversations started, this factsheet outlines the essential facts to introduce people to the importance of biodiversity, the sectors that need to be involved, and the role of law in achieving real change.

International Development Law Organization (IDLO) & Swiss Federal Office of the Environment (FOEN)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan – a people’s version

Following Pakistan’s obligation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and given diverse agroecological realities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province as well as the enhanced responsibilities of the province towards biodiversity conservation the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province developed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. The KP-BSAP is closely linked to the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and contributes to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The KP-BSAP has been developed following an inclusive and participatory approach.

Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard

Achieving global biodiversity targets relies on the ability to measure, visualize, and communicate both environmental trends and the effects of conservation actions. There is high demand for indicators of biodiversity status and trends at multiple spatial scales, but easy, intuitive, and centralized access to biodiversity indicator data remains a challenge.

CAMPA Worksheets

The manual describes an approach – Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA) – for developing climate adaptation measures in CMPAs. It combines ecosystem and community-based approaches to adaptation and uses a participatory approach that aims to build consensus amongst stakeholders on the actions necessary to address the current and potential impacts of climate change.

Regional workshop for West and Central Africa I LIMBE – CAMEROON: 24–25 February 2016

The often neglected role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs)—the people often most heavily impacted by wildlife poaching and associated crime—was the focus of a meeting held in Limbe in February 2016.

This meeting aimed to provide a platform for those at the grassroots level to speak up to protect their livelihoods and their futures from the treats posed by illegal wildlife trade.

Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women

Small Summary: Article presents four fast facts that can serve as food for thought
1. Rural women have more access to land than we think
2. Rural women are not more vulnerable to climate change because they are women
3. Rural women do not automatically make better stewards of natural resources
4. Gender sensitive programming and policy making is not just about helping women succeed

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