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Natural resource management and biodiversity - Manuals and guidelines

[Updated: April 24, 2012]

This is a new page of the DDRN website established to provide you with easier access to manuals and guidelines on natural resource management and biodiversity posted on this site. Please note that new items are posted on top of the list.


NEW: How to Identify Degraded Land for Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia, World Resources Institute (WRI) Working Paper, by Beth Gingold et al., April 2012.

A to Z of the GEF for Civil Society Organizations. Global Environmental Facility (GEF) guide, by the GEF secretariat, May 2011. Arabic.

Land Use Planning: Concept, Tools and Application. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH guide, by Babette Wehrmann et al., April 2011.

A guide to learning about livelihood impacts of REDD+ projects. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Occasional Paper 56, by Pamela Jagger, Erin O. Sills, Kathleen Lawlor and William D. Sunderlin, 2010.

Managing Private Investment in Natural Resources: A Primer for Pro-Poor Growth and Environmental Sustainability. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) & United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Poverty-Environment Initiative primer, 2011. 

Biodiversity and Livelihoods: REDD-plus Benefits. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH booklet, 2011.

A Quick Guide to The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Local and Regional Policy Makers. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study report, by Alice Ruhweza et al., 2010. French. Spanish. Portuguese. Russian. Chinese. Arabic.

Monitoring Rangeland Health - A Guide for Pastoralist Communities and Other Land Managers in Eastern Africa - Version II. Mpala Research Centre guide, by Corinna Riginos and Jeffrey Herrick, March 2010.

Investment contracts and sustainable development: How to make contracts for fairer and more sustainable natural resource investments. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) guide, by Lorenzo Cotula, 2010.

Implementing sustainable bioenergy production; a compilation of tools and approaches. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) report, by S. Keam and N. McCormick, 2008.

Participatory management of forests and protected areas: a trainer’s manual. MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) and Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) report, by Sejal Worah, 2008.

Land conflicts: a practical guide to dealing with land disputes. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), by Babette Wehrmann, 2008.

Promoting Value Chains of Neglected and Underutilized Species for Pro-Poor Growth and Biodiversity Conservation. Guidelines and Good Practices, Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU), by Margret Will, 2008.

Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asian Timber Concessions: a Critical Evaluation of Policy Mechanisms and Guidelines. Ecology and Society Research paper by Rona A. Dennis, Erik Meijaard, Robert Nasi and Lena Gustafsson, 2008.

Guidelines for applying protected area management categories. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Ed. by Nigel Dudley, 2008.

Participatory water monitoring: a guide for preventing and managing conflict. The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, Advisory Note, June 2008.

Local Communities and Natural Products: A Manual for Organising Natural Resource Management Groups for Resource Management Planning, Enterprise Development and Integration into Value Chains. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) publication by by Bhishma Subedi, Hari Dhungana, Deepak Khadka, Sushil Gyawali, September 2007.

Identification and gap analysis of key biodiversity areas. Targets for comprehensive protected area systems. World Conservation Union (IUCN) Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 15, Ed. by Peter Valentine, 2007.

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