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Community-based natural resource management

We have 10 items tagged with ‘Community-based natural resource management’.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly 340 mountain gorillas, half of all gorillas left in the world. Tracking gorillas is the park's main tourist attraction (Photo: Ronald Woan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Spinach soup, gorillas and cow dung baskets – what's the connection?

    Tourism generates crucial revenue that helps conserve mountain gorillas and other species in Uganda. We're working to share the financial benefits with local people too, and help them develop better tourism products and services

    22 May 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Community representatives gather together to record their knowledge about dryland resources as part of a participatory mapping process in Isiolo County, Kenya. (Photo: James Pattison/IIED)

    Strengthening civil society to support natural resource management

    A new report finds that civil society organisations in Africa struggle to get the support they need to play an effective role in natural resource management and conservation.

    29 July 2015 | Blog | Governance
  • Biodiversity illustration

    A brief history of biodiversity at IIED

    IIED’s work on biodiversity dates back over 25 years – although it has not always been labelled as such.

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • People sitting around a table

    Unleashing the potential of local organisations in linking conservation and development

    IIED supported and raised the profile of local organisations in East Africa, to help make the case for investing in and scaling-up community-based approaches to transforming landscapes, economies and rural societies.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest - lush green landscape with river running through it.

    Locally-controlled sustainable forestry in Brazil faces uphill struggle

    History shows the Brazilian state can protect the country's forests. So, can it do more to support locally-managed forestry in the country?

    13 June 2012 | Blog | Forests
  • Forested hills in Nepal, with a house in the foreground and forested hills, and then clouds behind.

    Report calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

    Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities.

    16 May 2012 | News | Climate change
  • Communities adapting to climate change can learn from revolutionary conservation method

    A revolutionary approach to conservation and development pioneered in southern Africa provides vital lessons that can help communities worldwide adapt to climate change, according to a new report published by IIED today.

    3 May 2012 | News | Climate change
  • Assessing REDD+: beyond carbon measurements

    Assessing projects to reduce deforestation and forest degradation is not just about measuring how much carbon they have sequestered or enhanced. It is equally about asking what such projects have done to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.

    8 September 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Sanity in REDD governance shock!

    When it comes to forest governance — who gets to decide what about forests — REDD is a pleasant dream for some, a nightmare for others. I think it is depends on how you see the money and the leverage.

    24 August 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Delivering REDD+: can past lessons help in tempering optimism and making headway?

    The International Year of Forests is celebrating the importance of forests and raising the profile of challenges and opportunities. The perceived value of forests has been raised by the recognition of their role in mitigating climate change. But the International Year of Forests is a momentous reminder that there are still unresolved issues.

    9 May 2011 | Blog | Forests
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