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TGER Update on the Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF)

An informal pre-inception workshop meeting was held in Gland, 15-16 May. SC member Dr. Janis Alcorn who is chairing the NRGF Working Group, and NRGF consultant Jessica Campese, author of the 2012 IUCN review of governance assessment tools, participated from CEESP, at the invitation of Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCNs Nature Based Solutions program.  …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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'A story from Tanzania on being too busy…' by Nicholas Winer

Everywhere getting a job done is the practised art of choosing priorities, delivering on them and then covering up later when some of the choices turn out to have been wrong. It is that sinking feeling we get realising, sometimes too late and sometimes just in time, that the boring and half forgotten memo from so and so in the field actually came wired to some undetected dynamite about to explode all over our corporate reputation and call our judgement into question. …  

03 Jul 2013 | Article
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La Chinantla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican Lessons To Take to Heart -- Traveling The Path to Biodiversity and Forest Conservation in Our Age of Global Change

Written by international experts in the field including CEESP member Janis Alcorn, Community Action for Conservation: Mexican Experiences is a lively and deep-running resource that offers invaluable stories and analyses of the Mexican experience with conservation. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Right Scale, Resilient Watersheds: Managing Complexity through Nodal Networks

What does the group of Wall Street trad­ers focused on banks of computer screens have in common with the wa­tershed communities of South Ameri­ca’s Gran Chaco, the second largest ecosystem on the continent; the priests of Bali, where some of the ear­liest evidence of irrigation used in rice cultivation is found; the Arctic Circle’s indigenous communities of herders and hunters; and National Heritage Areas? A great deal. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Assessing anthropogenic pressure and its impact on Hippophae salicifolia pockets in Central Himalaya

The following article by Shalini Dhyani and Deepak Dhyani CEESP member was recently published in Journal of Mountain Science. The article argues that Natural habitat of Hippophae salicifolia in Central Himalaya is continuously being degraded due to habitat destruction and harvesting. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Caring for country through participatory art: Creating a boundary object for communicating Indigenous knowledge and values

The following article by Melanie Zurba CEESP member and PhD Candidate - Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba was recently published in Local Environment: The international journal of justice and sustainability. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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National Conference on ICCAs in the Philippines

A conference was jointly organized by KASAPI and PAFID with support from the UNDP-GEF and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. The ICCA consortium in the Philippines was formally launched during a three-day conference at the NORFIL Foundation Training Center in Quezon City from 19-22 February 2013.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Cultural mapping and policy for Wallis and Futuna underway

Wallis and Futuna, the two islands that together form a single country in the heart of the Pacific, have begun a process of cultural mapping to work towards developing a cultural policy in which agricultural and environmental traditional knowledge and conservation will play a central role. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity can improve people’s wellbeing and food and nutrition security. Earthscan/Routledge in Association with Biodiversity International has published a new book series edited by Michael Halewood and Danny Hunter, both at Biodiversity International, and Series Editors. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Opportunities and Challenges for Establishing Synergies and Areas for Enhanced Cooperation in the Biodiversity Cluster

The following article by Marina von Weissenberg, CEESP member was recently published in a book entitled “International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2011” produced by the University of Eastern Finland. The paper examines opportunities and challenges that exist for establishing synergies, and generally enhancing cooperation, within the biodiversity-related cluster of MEAs. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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