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Water Lily monitoring 2

Learning through participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation - guidelines for landscapes and livelihoods strategies

This document is an updated version of the "Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Guidelines for Learning and Adaptive Management in LLS Geographic Component and Landscapes" that LLS produced in September 2008. It reflects LLS experience in applying the PM&E methodology up to September 2009. As in the case of the previous version, it should be considered a framework or roadmap rather than a prescriptive document. …  

27 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

During the handover - Mr. Bernard O'Callaghan of IUCN Oceania handing the new tools to Mr. Pita Rokobiau and Ms Paulini Tokaduadua of the Fiji Department of Forestry.

IUCN presents new tools to boost tree planting initiative

The Fiji Department of Forestry today received new sets of planting equipment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support and expand the Fiji One Million Trees Initiative. The One Million Trees Initiative initiated earlier this year has so far planted 278,000 trees with the support of local communities throughout Fiji and and has also generated a lot of interest from local and international Non Government Organizations based in Fiji. IUCN has also been part of this initiative assisting to plant indigenous plants in the Suva area.  …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story

REDD Project Officer

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REDD Project Officer, Cameroon Country Programme …  

13 Sep 2010 | Job vacancy

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08 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

Women in Ohiamatu Simpa, Ghana, discussing the future of their landscape

Listening, talking and working together to manage Ghana’s forests

Multi-stakeholder dialogues, or MSDs, are a useful way of bringing together different interest groups towards the common goal of sustainable management and conservation of natural resources. When IUCN first started working to reduce illegal logging in Ghana in 2005, it realized that none of the groups concerned were speaking to each other. IUCN brought the government, civil society, the private sector and the forest communities to the same table for the first time and has been having success ever since, in reducing conflicts, enabling sustainable natural resource management and improving local livelihoods in Ghanaian forested landscapes. Wild Talk speaks to Wale Adeleke, IUCN REDD Project Coordinator in Ghana, to learn more. …  

05 Sep 2010 | Audio

6ème réunion du Groupe Sangha

The 'Sangha' Guidelines for Landscape Approaches

The Sangha group is an informal network of managers and researchers working in the Tri National de la Sangha. The Sangha Guidelines will be used as a starting point for an international effort to develop more broadly applicable Guidelines for landscape approaches in other areas.
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31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

La restauration des paysages forestiers en Afrique

La restauration des paysages forestiers en Afrique

Dans le souci de partager les expériences et développer une stratégie pour la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique, le Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Rwanda, l’UICN en collaboration avec l’OIBT et Helpage ont organisé du 8 au 12 juin 2009, un atelier intitulé, «Atelier sous régional sur la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique». …  

31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Guidelines for forest restoration in Ghana

Guidelines for forest restoration in Ghana

To introduce the concept of FLR in Ghana, the Government of Ghana supported the establishment of a National Working Group on Forest Landscape in 2004 to develop a National Plan of Action on FLR and encourage innovative restoration efforts. In addition, a National workshop on ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forest was held in Ghana in 2006. …  

31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Map of landscape options, Liberia

Understanding diversity: a study of livelihoods and landscapes in Liberia

"Community forestry is high on the forest policy agenda in Liberia. However, relatively little is known about the diverse variety of customary forest management institutions and arrangements. Similarly, while the importance of forests and forest products in rural livelihoods is generally acknowledged, there has been little systematic study and analysis of just how forests fit into rural livelihoods. There is a danger that community forestry policy will be based on a false assumption that there is some sort of vacuum of
institutional arrangements in rural areas and that standardized models of community forestry management will be developed and imposed on diverse existing community forestry management practices..." …  

30 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Discussion on Scenarios in Ohiamatu simpa- Ghana

The Role of Participatory Modeling in Landscape Approaches to Reconcile Conservation and Development

"In this paper, we examine several case studies where participatory system dynamics modeling was applied to environmental management challenges, and explore how it contributed to promoting a landscape approach. The case studies are drawn from landscapes where conservation and development goals were mutually sought. More specifically, we examine whether participatory modeling helped in conceptualizing the landscape and its dynamics, in exploring possible interventions, and in facilitating discussions among multiple stakeholders. We also present lessons for using participatory modeling..." 

30 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document


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