Natural resource management and biodiversity - Links
[Updated: March 19, 2012]
This page was established to provide you with easier access to links concerning natural resource management and biodiversity posted on this site. Please note that new items uploaded since the latest monthly newsletter will be posted on top of the list.
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. Research focus areas include agriculture and food security; biodiversity and environmental governance; energy and water security and science and technology literacy.
Biocultural Heritage. This site is dedicated to promoting the interlinked biological and cultural riches of indigenous peoples and local communities.
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). CIFOR is an international research and global knowledge institution committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people in the tropics. CIFOR's mission is to contribute to the sustained well-being of people in developing countries, particularly in the tropics. It achieves this through collaborative, strategic and applied research and by promoting the transfer and adoption of appropriate new technologies and social systems for national development.
Centre for Environment and Development. [in French] The Centre for Environment and Development was created in 1994 in response to the need for bringing grassroots and independent voices into the policy reforms in the forest and environment sector in Cameroon and the Congo Basin at that time. CED's overall goal articulates around the slogan "making sustainability a reality", to ensure that interventions in forests are ecologically and socially sustainable. Most of CED's work is based on people-centred conservation.
DiverSus. DiverSus is a Collaborative Research Network of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research that uses an interdisciplinary approach to integrate - conceptually and empirically - functional biodiversity effects on ecosystem properties with social evaluations of ecosystem services and their sustainability.
Ecology-Environment. Website on research based on eco-environment approach established by the Institute of Geography (IG) at Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) with the views to internally and globally communicating achived research results and continuously disseminating these results in the future.
European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN). The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is a forum for communication between European organisations, researchers, EU institutions and others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research. The ETFRN Network seeks to promote the involvement of European research expertise towards the conservation and wise use of forests and woodlands in tropical and subtropical countries.
Eutrophication & Hypoxia: Nutrient Pollution in Coastal Waters. This website provides a global database and interactive map of areas affected by eutrophication, as well as links to articles, photos, and other resources.
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). FANRPAN is a Southern African network organisation that promotes food, agriculture and natural resources (FANR) policies through research, analysis and dialogue at the national, regional and global levels.
Global Island Database (GID). The Global Island Database was developped by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP_WCMC) and aims at boosting sustainable management of islands by bringing together existing data and information relevant to island systems and conservation, and presenting new analyses to aid resource managers and decision-making at the island, national, regional and global levels.
Global Map of Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities. Stopping additional deforestation and degradation is a critical part of global efforts to fight climate change. Recent research suggests huge opportunities for restoration of forest landscapes. The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) with WRI, South Dakota State University, and IUCN have produced an updated map showing where global forests have great potential for recovery.
GRAIN. GRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge.
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is a leading research and teaching centre based at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town. Research areas include chronic poverty, land reform and agrarian change including land grabbing, natural resource management and marine resources and fishing rights.
Marine Pollution Awareness. The European Commission's Environment Directorate-General has launched a new website on 'Marine Pollution Awareness'. Marine litter currently represents a vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environments. Marine litter is one of eleven chief pressures on marine environment.
Natureandpoverty.net provides a platform for practitioners working on ecosystem management and poverty alleviation. Practitioners can connect with people and organizations, share experiences and find tools and resources, gain easy and timely access to experts and benefit from field-based knowledge and insights.
Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR). The Platform seeks to improve the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by synthesizing and sharing existing knowledge, identifying areas where research is needed and stimulating the development of new research partnerships.
Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG). The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) is a forum for facilitating mutual learning between key stakeholders, from a range of backgrounds, on conservation-poverty linkages. The group is an initiative coordinated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
Regional Agricultural and Environment Initiatives Network–Africa (RAEIN-Africa) is a Southern African network organisation that promotes participatory development of appropriate science and technology and S&T policies for sustainable management of the environment and agricultural production systems. It does so by facilitating creation of partnerships between government, civil society, and end user groups, supporting need driven development oriented research and all inclusive policy development processes.
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas). Formas is a governmental research-funding agency related to several ministries, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs, and the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture. Formas encourages and supports scientifically significant research related to sustainable development.
Terra Viva Grants. Develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). UNEP-WCMC has launched a new website highlighting the potential for actions on reducing emissions from land use change to secure additional important benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services. UNEP-WCMC's spatial analyses are accessible via the website as well as an interactive mapping tool that allows users to explore the spatial relationships between carbon, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Voluntary REDD+ Database. This website offers access to maps, graphs and summary statistics on REDD+ financing that has been reported to the REDD+ Partnership, as well as detailed information on individual agreements between countries and/or institutions.
Water Point Mapper. The Water Point Mapper is a free tool for producing maps showing the status of water supply services. It is aimed at water, sanitation, hygiene practitioners as well as local governments working at the district and sub-district levels in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Mapper has been designed for use in situations where there is no internet connectivity.The Water Point Mapper was developed by WaterAid.