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En gouvernance partagée! : un guide pratique pour les aires marines protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest

Les Aires Marines Protégées (AMPs) d’Afrique de l’Ouest tiennent enfin, avec ce guide pratique, leur outil d’émancipation. Tous ceux qui s’intéressent de près ou de loin aux AMPs—communautés, individus, organisations gouvernementales ou non— vont pouvoir se situer ici dans leur processus de gouvernance. Ils vont identifier des options et des méthodes, comprendre des concepts et procéder par étapes vers l’engagement des parties prenantes et le partage du pouvoir, des responsabilités, des connaissances et du travail. Ce document est là pour les y aider.

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En gouvernance partagée

Landscape-scale conservation in the Congo Basin: Lessons learned from the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)

This ambitious publication focuses on lessons learned from ten year of applied conservation approaches of the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), which operates in nine countries spanning the entire Congo Basin. This publication contains 27 case studies of applied conservation as well as seven overview articles synthesizing the results of the case studies, which cover different thematic areas. The emphasis on lessons learned is aimed at synthesizing the key pieces of advice concerning the best practices for implementing conservation projects in the region. This is a rich and practical guide to carrying out applied conservation that should be of great utility for conservationists in the Congo Basin and around the world.

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Pagos por Servicios Ambientales : Marcos Jurídicos e Institucionales

El análisis y la interacción con socios involucrados en transacciones relacionadas con servicios ambientales y políticas y leyes conexas en los últimos 10 años, han evidenciado una clara necesidad de comprender mejor los marcos jurídicos e institucionales que tienen el potencial de favorecer o entorpecer el desarrollo de regímenes de pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA), así como las complejas consideraciones jurídicas que afectan a los proyectos de servicios ambientales. En este informe se analizan los marcos jurídicos e institucionales de regímenes y proyectos relacionados con PSA hídricos en cuatro países andinos: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia y Perú.

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Pagos por Servicios Ambientales

Magazine Planète Conservation

Ce numéro de Planète Conservation étudie comment les forces du marché peuvent être exploitées pour favoriser la conservation de la nature, la restauration des écosystèmes et l’utilisation durable des ressources biologiques.

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Pay: establishing payments for watershed services

This guide aims to provide practical tools to non specialists – essentially water resources planners, river basin managers, non-governmental organizations and private sector operators. It links the most recent practice on payments for hydrological services to current discourse on integrated water resources management and looks into the different aspects to consider when exploring the potential feasibility of establishing reward or payments for ecosystem services related to water security. Pay demystifies concepts and jargon, and through a series of tools, case studies and stories from around the world, describes pitfalls to avoid and provides hints to fill gaps in knowledge. It is based on a demand-driven approach, linking text, tools and illustrations to key questions emerging from current and potential practitioners.


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Friends for life : new partners in support of protected areas

The Vth IUCN World Parks Congress held in 2003 in Durban, South Africa was host to a stream of workshops dedicated to the broad topic of building support for protected areas. As a means of providing a more coherent picture, a separate set of workshops was held on communicating the benefits of protected areas. The collection of papers contained within this publication brings together the experience and wisdom of the leading thinkers and practitioners of protected area planning and management. The editor has successively integrated the disparate and often complex literature and debate around this subject, deducing the “lessons learned” by so many researchers, managers, teachers and local communities.

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Indigenous and local communities and protected areas : towards equity and enhanced conservation

Conventional approaches to managing protected areas have often seen people and nature as separate entities. They preclude human communities from using natural resources and assume that their concerns are incompatible with conservation. Protected area approaches and models that see conservation as compatible with human communities are explored. The main themes are co-managed protected areas and community conserved areas. Practical guidance is offered, drawing on recent experience, reflections and advice developed at the local, national, regional and international level.

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Conservation with justice : a rights-based approach

The term “rights-based approach” (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. This publication applies the approach specifically in exploring the linkages between conservation and respect for internationally and nationally guaranteed human rights. The aim is to promote the realization of conservation with justice, recognising that activities and projects related to conservation can have a positive or negative impact on human rights, while the exercise of certain human rights can reinforce and act in synergy with conservation goals. The publication introduces the concept of RBA and examines how it is currently being applied (or not) and how it may be applied to develop law and policy.

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