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The Role Of Women In Early REDD+ Implementation: Lessons For Future Generations

Researchers and practitioners have extensively discussed the potential of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategies to help or harm forest-based communities, but less attention has been paid to the gender dimensions of this conservation intervention. Safeguard policies aim to ensure that REDD+ does not harm women, but interventions that do not seek to address gender imbalances at the outset could end up perpetuating them.

Perceptions of tourism revenue sharing impacts on Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda: A Sustainable Livelihoods framework

Tourism revenue sharing (TRS) has become a popular strategy for integrated wildlife conservation and rural development in Africa. In Rwanda, 5% of tourism revenue is invested annually in communities neighbouring protected areas. However, the conservation impact of the TRS strategy has been challenged. Previous studies have revealed structural constraints of TRS, which partially explain TRS shortfalls. The TRS application is complex and needs deeper understanding of both conceptual and structural constraints.

Zenab for Women in Development, Sudan_Equator Initiative Case Study

In the 1980s and 1990s, war and famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea flooded Gedaref with large numbers of refugees, many of whom still live in refugee camps. Agriculture is the main economic activity with around 80 per cent of the state’s population engaging in agriculture as some part of their livelihoods. Unsustainable harvesting techniques, overgrazing, overharvesting, slash-and burn agriculture, soil erosion spreading water-borne diseases like cholera, single crop use, climate change are major challenges faced by the area.

Biodiversity Conservation Through Sustainable Farming and Fishing Practices in Mount Kenya

Small Summary: The Sagana Women’s Group was formed in 1977 by a group of women who wanted to address basic issues that affect 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.

A Request For NBSAP Consultancy Firm/Individual Consultant(s)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) office in South Sudan in collaboration with the national Ministry of Environment, with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), is planning to undertake Development of the South Sudan National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSA

Wildlife crime: a review of the evidence on drivers and impacts in Uganda

Wildlife crime is an issue of considerable international concern. And with the recent increase in the illegal wildlife trade, and the increasing militarisation with which some kinds of wildlife crime are carried out, concern is growing. Poverty is often cited as a driver of wildlife crime, but wildlife crime, and responses to it, can also have negative impacts on poor people.

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