Community Adaptation to Climate Change: the Indirect Impacts on Biodiversity Across Africa – webinar recording
Working across 21 sites in Africa, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group members are interviewing rural communities to gather this data, analyze it, and develop solutions that help communities adapt to a changing climate while minimizing impacts to biodiversity. Members will present the preliminary findings from this study, as well as provide a brief overview of the next steps.
In his November 28, 2017 presentation titled It’s All In Our Heads: Protecting Biodiversity With Behavior-Centered Design, Kevin Green, Senior Director of Rare’s new Center for Behavior & the Environment, posits that in spite of all the compelling reasons to protect biodiversity for our own well-being, we are still facing the “sixth extinction.” He talks about why the same strange features of our uniquely human psychology that have gotten us into this mess are the key to getting us out.
Piloting New Approaches for Securing Tenure in Three Critical Ecosystems in Africa – webinar recording
Advancing an Integrated Vision that Incorporates Health Outcomes into Biodiversity Conservation – webinar recording
Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation Task Area Population-Health-Environment (PHE) presentation.
Members from the Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation working group will present on year two progress toward objectives in implementing pilot activities in Western Tanzania and Southeastern Cameroon, and sharing recommendations for integrating nutrition and food security interventions into existing PHE projects from a comprehensive literature review entitled Exploring Cross-Sector Linkages between Population, Health Environment, Nutrition and Food Security: A Review of Best Practices and Lessons Learned.
Nolubabalo Kwayimani from Conservation International South Africa provides an overview of the “One Health” framework that integrates WASH activities with freshwater conservation, improved livestock farming, and restoration efforts for improved outcomes in the Mzimvubu Catchment. The project draws on ABCG’s FW-WASH integration guidelines and monitoring and evaluation framework to measure the added value of integrated freshwater conservation and WASH programming.
More Than a Decade On: Helping Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Deliver Conservation and Development Impacts in Kenya – webinar recording
Vaneska Litz and Leif Kindberg, Tetra Tech, will explore the viability of the “three C’s”: conservation, community and commercial forestry conservation strategy in the face of competing pressure for communities to engage in commercial logging activities in some of the last remaining tracts of the Upper Guinean forest.
They will further examine the potential for conflict that could arise from these complex pressures and rights, and provide insights into the complexity of these issues that must be properly understood in order to develop viable interventions that will not contribute to instability and conflict in the region.
Balancing Africa’s Economic growth, Food Security, and Conservation using “Development by Design” – webinar recording
Webinar recording for the presentation made by Anne Trainor, TNC Smart Growth Director for the Africa Program on May 22, 2017 at the World Wide Fund, Washington.