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Lessons Learned

El Hadji M. Sene, Ibrahim Thiaw, and Birguy Lamizana-Diallo

At the close of a 15-year regional program to build institutional capacity for wetland resources management in West Africa, it was deemed essential to extract and review the lessons learned through this experience. This publication stems from the...

82 pages
8.5 x 11

Estimating the value of ecotourism in the Djoudj National Bird Park in Senegal

Oumou K. Ly, Joshua Bishop, Dominic Moran, and Mamadou Dansokho

34 pages
8.5 x 11

Establishing Payments for Watershed Services

Mark Smith, Rudolf De Groot, Daniele Perrot-Maitre, Ger Bergkamp, and IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative

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...

112 pages
7.5 x 10

Ecosystems, Livelihoods, and Disasters
An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management

Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Hillary Masundire, Ali Rizvi, Simon Rietbergen, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and CARE International

Vulnerability to natural disasters continues to increase, severely compromising the achievement of poverty alleviation goals in many developing countries. A more effective approach is needed to reduce the impacts of these disasters. This...

57 pages
8.5 x 11

Security considerations in the planning and management of transboundary conservation areas

Leo Braack, Trevor Sandwith, David Peddle, and Thomas Petermann

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website.     Sometimes...

73 pages
8.2 x 11.8

Green belt of Europe
From Vision to Reality

Andrew Terry, Karin Ullrich, and Uwe Riecken

The Iron Curtain, running from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, divided Europe for almost 40 years and no activity was allowed in this "forbidden" zone. When it fell in 1989, it left a strip of land that runs the entire length of...

214 pages
9.3 x 6.4

The economic value of wild resources in Senegal
A preliminary evaluation of non-timber forest products, game and freshwater fisheries

Cheikh Ba, Joshua Bishop, Moustapha Deme, Hamet Diaw Diadhiou, Alioune B. Dieng, Omar Diop, Pedro Andres Garzon, Bara Gueye, Moustapha Kebe, Ournou K. Ly, Vaque Ndiaye, Cheikh Mbacké Ndione, Astou Sene, Djiby Thiam, and Ibrahim A. Wade

The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. Reliable and up-to-date information on the economic importance of wild resources is needed to ensure that development policies and...

73 pages

Best Practice For Conservation Planning In Rural Areas
Biological And Landscape Diversity In Central And Eastern Europe

IUCN, European Programme; Nature Conservation Bureau

This report draws on lessons learned from observations made at seven case study sites, all of which permit economic activities, especially recreation, that are not harmful to the biological values and natural functions of the area. There is now a...

74 pages
7 x 10

Sahel Studies IUCN
Sahel-Sahel: A Controversial Vision

Robert Deneve

This report analyses the factors which motivate land use by rural populations and provides a context for any policy or strategy which addresses natural resource conservation in the Sahel. The author suggest that production systems in the Sahel...

71 pages
11.4 x 7.9

Water as a Human Right?

Angela Cassar and Noemi Nemes

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation...

53 pages
6.2 x 9.2


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