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Intense exploitation of our oceans and seas is degrading marine biodiversity and ecosystems at an alarming rate. This report presents good practice insights for effectively managing marine protected areas (MPAs), one of the policy instruments available for the conservation and sustainable use of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

A wide range of approaches are currently used to manage marine resources. These include centralized approaches (e.g. ocean zoning, limiting ocean access through permits or the establishment of marine protected areas, regulating gear use or species harvested, or enforcing fish catch limits) and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Marxan is a suite of tools designed to help decision makers find good solutions to conservation planning problems. This includes free software that can be used to solve several types of planning problems and extensive documentation and examples describing a framework for approaching conservation... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Assessment presents a best-practice ?toolkit? of the approaches that can be used to decide on policies and actions by Governments, the private sector and civil society. Different valuation methodologies are evaluated according to different visions, approaches and knowledge systems, as well as... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 31 Oct 2018

The project Exploring Options to Implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Article 15.2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity proposed a conceptual and practical exercise to assist countries in developing their ABS policies and in a manner such... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 08 Mar 2018

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s (MA) objective was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being. The MA was... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 14 Mar 2019

Mitigation cost-based valuation methods are a group of ’exchange-based’ techniques that use the cost of actual measures to maintain ecosystem service provision as a proxy for the value of avoiding, mitigating or restoring the loss of services ecosystems provide. As costs are estimated based on... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

MAVT is a foundational idea in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Applications of MAVT seek to describe a decision maker’s value function over two or more objectives and associated criteria. The weighting of the individual value functions can be done formally by the method of indifferences, akin to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

A Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) can be used to identify and compare different policy options by assessing their effects, performance, impacts, and trade-offs.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 08 Mar 2018

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is a general term for methods developed to support complex decision-making situations with multiple and often conflicting objectives that stakeholders groups and decision-makers value differently. In environmental management, MCDA methods are increasingly... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

MIMES is an ecosystem-based management tool. It integrates georeferenced datasets, with diverse information sources on human and natural systems to create systems models. These systems models assess the value of ecosystem services at different spatial levels under different future scenarios. These... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 05 Mar 2019

The Natural Capital of Mexico (NCM) assessment addresses the state of knowledge about Mexican biodiversity, its status and trends of change, the impact of public policies, as well as the development of human and institutional capacities. Its approach was inspired by the Millennium Ecosystem... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 11 Mar 2019

The nature value explorer is a free webbased tool that makes it possible to calculate the impact of a project on ecosystem services in a qualitative, biophysical and monetary way. It quickly assesses the impact and makes it possible to compare scenarios and discuss with stakeholders. The tool is... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) in South and Southeast Asia empowers forestry-based communities to manage forest resources in a sustainable manner. To this end, the NTFP-EP catalyses and supports activities that strengthen the capacity of their partner organisations in... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Apr 2019

The OECD Better Life Index allows to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. These areas are: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health,... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Outranking stems from the French school of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, which places a greater emphasis on behavioural models of decision-making. Outranking techniques typically involve the sequential elimination of alternatives. Weights are assigned to each objective according to their... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This technical bulletin reviews and synthesises participatory approaches and tools that are used when working with farmers and local communities in the conservation and use of plant genetic resources. It focuses on practical experiences of traditional farming communities in Asia, Africa and Latin... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

Participatory economic valuation methods incorporate stakeholder perceptions, preferences and value categories into ecosystem service valuation approaches.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

Participatory mapping is a group of tools to jointly develop maps based on local knowledge and perception, in order to improve capabilities of communities and people to use this knowledge.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

The project P-Mowtick developed a novel approach to explore and understand tradeoffs in wellbeing with regards to a fisheries system on the Kenyan coast. It is a set of tools and Processes for Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Implications Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs. The social and ecological... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jan 2018

Payment for ecosystem services (PES) is a type of market-based instrument that is increasingly used to finance nature conservation. Payment of ecosystem services programmes allow for the translation of the ecosystem services that ecosystems provide for free into financial incentives for their... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Pesticide management is embodied by a number of national and international regulations and policy conventions that govern all aspects of pesticide manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal. The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management is the most comprehensive of these... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit has two types of tools. The first provide technical advice on procedures that apply to all pesticides undergoing registration – such as data requirements, testing guidelines, assessment methods, and decision-making steps. The second type are information... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This method aims to translate people’s visual experiences and perceptions of landscapes in terms of ecosystem services. It has been particularly used to explore how landscape multi-functionality (defined as the capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services to society) is related to public... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Preference assessment is a direct and quantitative consultative method for analyzing perceptions, knowledge and associated values of ecosystem service demand or use (or even social motivations for maintaining the service) without using economic metrics. It can also be used to understand which... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species' (GFU) mission is to promote and facilitate the sustainable deployment of underutilized plant species to increase food security and alleviate poverty among the rural and urban poor. Its objective is to support and strengthen organizations and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values (IUCN Definition 2008).
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

PAME evaluations can be defined as “the assessment of how well protected areas are being managed – primarily the extent to which management is protecting values and achieving goals and objectives" (Hockings et al. 2006). Since the 1990s, a range of methods have been developed and applied to assess... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Protected Planet is the online visual interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of IUCN and UN Environment. The visual interface combines governmental, expert and general public opinions on protected areas. Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 16 Jan 2019

This protocol establishes a general and widely-applicable set of principles and recommendations for federal- or state-funded researchers to positively communicate and collaborate with federally recognized American Indian tribes. The protocol’s non-linear set of initiatives includes consideration of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jun 2019