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Climate changes may provide opportunities and threats for pollinators, and changes to the composition, extent, and configuration of habitat in the landscape are likely to pose a challenge to many pollinator species as climate change progresses. For instance, pollinator species currently at the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 17 Jan 2018

In 1992, governments worldwide agreed to work towards a new sustainable development agenda aimed at eradicating poverty, halting climate change and conserving ecosystems. Although progress has been made in some areas, actions have not been able to alter the trends in other critical areas of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

In 2008, The Nature Conservancy worked with communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed, USA, with the aim of preparing for the impacts of climate change. In a series of workshops over the course of 18 months, more than 160 stakeholders were consulted, including railroad executives, utility... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

This is a conceptual framework for the systematic application of stakeholder analysis in ecosystem services research. The comprehensive framework consists of a three-phase model entailing the planning phase, the execution of the actual stakeholder analysis phase, and, finally the subsequent actions... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

In this paper authors discuss how to adapt the methodology of wild plant ecogeographic studies when dealing with cultivated species. They show that the model presented by Maxted et al. 1995), with a few changes in emphasis and detail, proves robust enough to be applied to crops. Particular focus... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 31 Jan 2018

This guide discusses the information necessary and the practical steps for the implementation of on-farm conservation, as well as the importance of such an initiative. Equipped with the baseline information from this guide, the reader should then be able to identify and access more detailed... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

This training module was was developed for a face-to-face short course on Genebank Management held at RDA Korea in 2009 and 2010. It includes lecture materials and pratical hands-on lab excercises. In particular it aims to: • enhance the use of standard protocols for routine genebank operations... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

The document contains a detailed guide for choosing an economic instrument for conservation and for sustainable local development. The focus is on involving communities and enhancing their stewardship role. The guidelines demonstrate how to identify opportunities to use economic instruments by... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

This document was produced as the main output of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network's (BES-Net) first Regional Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development, Eastern Europe. The event was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The paper presents six dimensions in which the inherent characteristics of institutions to stimulate the capacity of society to adapt to climate change from local through to national level can be assessed: Variety, learning capacity, room for autonomous change, leadership, availability of resources... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines provide a collaborative framework ensuring the full involvement of indigenous and local communities in the assessment of cultural, environmental and social impact of proposed developments on sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied by indigenous... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Keohane et al. (2014) focused on the ethics of communication between scientists and policymakers on issues such as climate change. As a case study, they analysed the treatment of possible sea-level rise as a result of the melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland in the 4th Assessment of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), introduced by Thomas Saaty (1980), is a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis application commonly encountered in the natural resource management literature. By reducing complex decisions to a series of pairwise comparisons, and then synthesizing the results, it... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The ARIES modelling framework, begun in 2007 by a coalition of university, NGO, and governmental researchers, aims to address several scientific and modelling challenges in ecosystem services research and application. ARIES is an open-source technology capable of selecting and running models to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The ECO-BEST project, co-funded by the EU, German government (GIZ) and Thailand (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and Kasetsart University), worked with scientists to quantify water yield and sediment load according to different land-use and rainfall scenarios between... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The general purpose of the project is to help stop the decrease of biodiversity in water bodies and damaging of ecosystems in the European Union by supporting the preservation and restoration of ecosystems and their services in Estonia. This was done through the development of methods for... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Bayesialab 7.0 is a powerful desktop application with a highly sophisticated graphical user interface based on Bayesian networks mathematical formalism that can simultaneously represent a multitude of probabilistic relationships between variables in a system. It provides a comprehensive 'lab'... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

A Bayesian Belief Network is a framework that uses a graphical representation to show the flow of information in a system. It has nodes or vertices to represent variables which can include observed quantities, latent (unobserved) quantities, expert opinion, model outputs, or unknown parameters.... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Pollinators such as bees need an optimum balance of nutrients across the individual and colony life-cycle to support their growth and reproduction. Global environmental changes (land-use, climate, introduction of alien invasive species and pollution) have and continue to result in declines in the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (the Toolkit) is intended to empower communities (indigenous peoples, local and mobile communities, and supporting community-based and non-governmental organizations) to make informed decisions about participatory and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) is a global initiative to promote and coordinate the development and delivery of biodiversity indicators for use by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other biodiversity-related conventions, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Biodiversity offsets are measurable conservation outcomes that result from actions designed to compensate for significant residual biodiversity loss that arise through development projects. They are intended to be implemented only after all reasonable steps have been taken to avoid and minimise... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Biodiversity-relevant taxes, charges and fees are types of policy instruments that can be used to promote the sustainable use of biodiversity. Examples include taxes and charges on pesticides, fertilisers and other sources of NOx and CO2 emissions, natural resource extraction, and entrance fees to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The southern tip of South America (Argentina and Chile) is inhabited by a single native bumble bee species, Bombus dahlbomii, whose key role in plant-pollinator webs and in the pollination of native plant species has been recognized. This region has been invaded by the European bumble bee B.... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is a cornerstone programme to the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group of the Arctic council. The CBMP is an international network of scientists, government agencies, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This resource guides new and experienced collectors on how to sample, collect and preserve a wealth of genetic resources – not only crop plants and trees but also wild species, symbiotic bacteria and fungi, pollen and even DNA.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

This book is the first to set out a clear overview of CBM as a methodology for meeting socio-environmental changes. CBM is shown to be a key strategy that promotes community resilience, and contributes to the conservation of plant genetic resources. The authors present the underlying concepts and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Over three decades, a number of international and national organizations have provided technical and financial support to community seed banks around the world. Only a few of these organizations have developed and published a practical guide about how they have offered this support. This handbook... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Consequence tables are multi-objective decision-support tools that deal explicitly with trade-offs. There are three core elements to any multi-objective decision problem; alternatives, expected consequences and trade-offs. These elements are compactly reported in a consequence table. The table can... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Conservation Evidence (www.conservationevidence.com) collects and summarises scientific evidence on the effectiveness - or otherwise - of conservation actions. Concise, plain-English accounts of how well conservation actions have worked can be used by decision-makers to make conservation planning... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 17 Oct 2018