Livelihoods

Managing Wild Species and Systems for Food Security

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is ensuring food security for the 9 billion people expected by the year 2050 while conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services furnished by natural systems. Two linked pathways toward a solution will be explored by this workshop: the use of more diversity in agricultural systems, including tapping the variation within wild plant species related to food crops, and managing forest systems more effectively for food. Many wild relatives of important food crops are at risk as their habitats are threatened by poor management and encroachment.

Sustainable marine and coastal resource management in the Asia-Pacific in the context of international conservation targets

With increasing pressures on marine and coastal environments, there is an urgent need to share new and creative, as well as traditional and lesser known approaches to managing marine biodiversity and resources in a time of change. Communities in the Asia-Pacific region have long played a critical role in sustainable resource use and stewardship of the coastal and marine environment, and their knowledge and management approaches directly contribute to the IUCN 2012 Congress theme of “Nature+”.

Conservation and Poverty, Landscapes and Livelihoods - What have we learnt about the links?

In the last decade many initiatives have been developed to improve our understanding of the linkages between biodiversity conservation, livelihoods and poverty alleviation, and the various factors (markets, governance, rights and tenure, national and global policies, etc) that impact those linkages. These include IUCN’s Landscapes and Livelihoods Strategy (LLS); CIFOR's Poverty Environment Network, the MacArthur-funded Advancing Conservation in a Social Context initiative and the DFID-funded Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation initiative.

Empowering rural stewardship to conserve biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services

Agricultural communities, the world over, are coping with change - in climate, governance, markets and costs. To adapt, many farmers (particularly smallholders) rely on natural resources and ecosystem services to help maintain their food production systems and livelihoods. Deriving key ecosystem services from native biodiversity, such as pest control, pollination, water retention, and soil improvement, farmers are better prepared to adapt to the changes they face while promoting biodiversity conservation.

Governance of Protected Areas

Since the beginning of the millennium, the IUCN and CBD have taken the lead on discussing governance for protected areas (PAs). Governance is about authority, responsibility and accountability, both according to legal rules and to the norms and customs lived by societies. As a social phenomenon, governance is regulated by laws but also by history, culture, values. For PA systems and individual PA sites, governance is about “who makes decisions, how those decisions are influenced and developed, and how are they implemented, respected, enforced, monitored and improved through time”.

Preserving nature for both conservation and human health outcomes

There is significant evidence that supports the connection between a healthy environment and a healthy society. It has long been recognised that nature provides many societal benefits = healthy parks sustain healthy people!

15 years of influencing people and creating positive impact

During 15 years of work we succeeded to improve the quality of life of our local communities, in which we integrated the natural resources management in our programs, the poster will be telling our story and how we implement community based initiatives depending on sustainable use of natural resources and how this impacted positively on local communities. the poster will show a case studies where the communities managed to use their natural resources in proper way and they get benefits from using these natural resources effectively and in sustainable manner.

Gouvernance multi-acteurs et partenariat : Suivi-évaluation participatif et transformation économique dans les Forêts Modèles

La Forêt Modèle est un partenariat volontaire entre tous les acteurs du développement local pour mettre en œuvre la gestion durable, le développement intégré et les bonnes pratiques sur un territoire forestier multidimensionnel. La création des Forêts Modèles permet de concilier l’aménagement durable des forêts et l’amélioration du bien-être des acteurs, et plus particulièrement des populations ayant accès à des ressources forestières.

Product Development and Marketing Sustainable and Ecotourism - Practical tools and applicaton for SMEs.

The primary objective of this workshop is to enhance knowledge and strengthen opportunities for SME stakeholders to benefit from sustainable tourism. Through this practical training forum this workshop is designed to empower tourism professionals to make a positive impact from protected area to community-based tourism—while achieving revenue goals and business priorities of their operation.

Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation: coming to terms with a complex concept in a disparate world

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) is quickly becoming a buzz-word in climate change and nature conservation policy arenas. Effective EBA programs and projects require a careful analysis of this complex concept, which attempts to link social systems and ecosystems in creating resilience to climate change impacts. For instance, an effective EBA program may require inter-sectorial coordination in traditionally antagonistic realms, such as agricultural extension and nature conservation.

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