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Jul 29, 2015 · News ItemUSAID Impact Newsletter July 2015
Imagine A World Without Extreme Poverty. It is a world where every child gets the nutrients they need to thrive. It is a world where every girl has access to a quality education; and where all citizens have a voice…
Jul 19, 2015 · News ItemRIPL: A How-To for Responsible Investment in Tanzania
Landesa's Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) project has selected Tanzania as its first focus country for the development of "Playbooks" to support equitable and socially responsible land-related investments. The Playbooks will serve as "how-to" guides for investors, governments,…
Jul 19, 2015 · EventWebinar announcement, 30 July - Impacts of Biodiversity Offsets on Protected Areas
Biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by business to compensate for the residual impacts of development and fulfill voluntary, financial or regulatory commitments. The relationship between biodiversity offsets and Protected Areas is an important practical issue. In many countries protected…
Jul 16, 2015 · EventAnother continental vulture crisis: Africa’s vultures collapsing toward extinction
In this talk, The Peregrine Fund's Darcy Ogada will present the first estimates of a 30-year pan-African vulture decline, drawing on results of a collaborative study recently published in the journal Conservation Letters.
Recent Additions to the Portal
Jul 29, 2015 · LinkStories from USAID
USAID’s new immersive storytelling experience brings you the stories of individuals, families and communities in transformation. Stories to inspire all of us to end extreme poverty – the stories of Extreme Possibilities.
Jul 19, 2015 · FileGuiding Principles on Large Scale Land Based Investments in Africa
These Guiding Principles on LSLBI serve to facilitate the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa and the Comprehensive Africa Development Program (CAADP) and the Nairobi Plan of Action by providing policy direction and guidance…
Jul 19, 2015 · FileVoluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support…
Jul 09, 2015 · DocumentConservation Enterprises: Measuring Impact Project
UNEP Releases Video on Sea Level Rise and How Nature Can Help Protect Coastal Communities
This Video is Part Six of the Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey Series
The video demonstrates how coastal communities can adapt to sea level rise by restoring nature’s resilience. New research shows that sea level could rise between 0.5 to 2 meters towards the end of this century - threatening low-lying regions with floods and storm surges. The health of many ecosystems, which traditionally were able to cope with shifts in sea levels have been weakened, leaving them less able to protect coastal communities from these impacts. The video also offers ways to restore natural flood barriers, like coral reefs and mangroves, to protect vulnerable regions from sea level rise.