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The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The guide informs field practitioners about which of the available financing mechanisms they could apply to achieve their conservation aims. The various mechanisms are illustrated with short case studies that demonstrate both successes and challenges. In addition, the guide provides a list of resources and Web links for further exploration of the conservation finance field. [Published: 2009]
Guidelines, Finance, Global
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This document is a complete revision of the 2006 Operational Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement (developed in response to Resolutions 3.060 and 3.061 and presented to and noted by the IUCN Council in May 2006), in response to Resolution 4.086 adopted at the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress (Barcelona, 2008) which calls “on IUCN’s Council as soon as possible, in consultation with the Director General, to approve the Operational Guidelines by which the IUCN Secretariat and the Commissions interact with the private sector and to establish and implement effective mechanisms for consultation and communication with members and Commissions on issues related to private-sector engagement”. [Published: 2009]
Guidelines, Global
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IUCN is exploring opportunities for engaging with Kuoni travel Holding Ltd. on marine biodiversity issues. In keeping with IUCN‟s Strategy for Enhancing IUCN’s Interaction with the Private Sector and the associated Operational Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement, this preliminary due diligence review of the company is in support of a determination of the appropriateness of engagement and the form of that engagement.  
  [Published: 2008]
Case Studies, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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Integrating biodiversity considerations into siting and design decisions for hotel and resort developments is important not only for the continued viability and conservation of the ecosystems, but also for the long-term financial success of the hotels and resorts.

Siting and Design of Hotels and Resorts: Principles and Case Studies for Biodiversity Conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 56 pp. [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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IFC Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

Performance Standard 6 recognizes that protecting and conserving biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, and sustainably managing living natural resources are fundamental to sustainable development.  IFC Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources - International Finanace Coorperation, World Bank Group, 1 January 2012 [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Standards, Global
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IFC Performance Standard 1: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts

Performance Standard 1 underscores the importance of managing environmental and social performance throughout the life of a project. An effective Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) is a dynamic and continuous process initiated and supported by management, and involves engagement between the client, its workers, local communities directly affected by the project (the Affected Communities) and, where appropriate, other stakeholders. [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Standards, Agriculture and Ranching, Global
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Biodiversity and ecosystem services guide and checklists

The aim of this guide is threefold. Firstly, it explains the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services and the oil and gas industry. Secondly, it provides a set of checklists to help identify the main ecosystem service dependencies and impacts of oil and gas developments. Thirdly, it highlights key associated risks and opportunities for oil and gas companies, and provides guidance on potential measures for managing them.  [Published: 2011]
Habitat Conservation, Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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We trust that this document will encourage and guide ICMM members to invest in the challenges of becoming positive contributors to biodiversity conservation. The
return on that investment will be responsible and sustainable access to mineral resources and a role in their development. [Published: 2006]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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This IPIECA guide is designed to help HSE professionals and other relevant staff, e.g. those involved with project planning, in the oil and gas industry to develop Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) for their sites and projects. BAPs are a systematic approach to biodiversity conservation that can build on, and be integrated with, existing company activities and processes throughout the oil and gas project life cycle.  [Published: 2005]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Global
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