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The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

IDDRI Issue Brief, Nov 2016: Innovating to sustain biodiversity conservation in African protected areas: funding and incentives. Insights from 3 countries

This study aims to unpack the potential benefits and risks of innovative financial mechanisms at work in Africa through the analysis of three case studies: an environmental trust fund created to finance the network of protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire; a conservation concession agreement (and thereafter a REDD-related private non-profit company) in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone; and a biodiversity stewardship and tax incentive approach developed in South Africa.

FAO's Technical Guidance Document: Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in East Africa

This guidance document has been produced to assist east African countries in finding synergies between two important realms of international agreements: chemicals management and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It is designed for use by countries in revising any of their strategies or policies related to these two realms, but in particular in revising or implementing their NBSAPs, to help countries attain a number of relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It indicates where important synergies can be harvested, but it is not meant to be prescriptive.

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Addis Ababa Action Agenda: Monitoring commitments and actions

The first report of the Task Force describing the comprehensive scope of the Addis Agenda, with high-level cross-cutting initiatives and additional concrete commitments across its seven action areas. It sets out the sources of data and evidence to allow the Task Force to carry out its work.

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF). 2016. Addis Ababa Action Agenda: Monitoring commitments and actions. Inaugural Report 2016. UN, New York, USA.

Importance of Dugong Profile in understanding its Conservation along Tanzania Coast

A study to estimate abundance, distribution and evaluate magnitude of dugong threats and status in selected sites based on surveys was conducted between 2008 and 2009 during south-east and north-east monsoon periods respectively. Conservation initiatives were also assessed by involving local communities in monitoring activities. Findings show that 10 sightings of live 9 dugongs verified and localized in areas of Kilwa, Somanga, Rufiji and Mafia. Threats including entanglement in fishing gear, dynamite fishing, trawling, habitat destruction and pollution persist.

NBSAP Somalia

Somalia became the 193rd part to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) when it ratified it in September 2009. The notice of ratification was registered with the CBD Secretariat in December 2009.

Conserving Biodiversity Through Sustainable Farming & Fishing Practices On Mount Kenya

The Sagana Women’s Group was formed in 1977 by a group of women who wanted to address basic issues that affected them and their families, such as housing, water supply, education and poverty alleviation. The group also wanted to engage the local community in environmental conservation activities, and improve livelihoods by establishing a sustainable environmental conservation enterprise. The Sagana Fish and Bee Keeping Women Self Help Group started the 'Sagana Fish Farming Project' in 2003, with the financial support of the GEF.

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