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The Little Biodiversity Finance Book is an excellent sourcebook for recording conservation efforts and provides a global assessment of current available financing for biodiversity. It provides a simple and easy introduction to existing financial mechanisms in support of biodiversity. As such, it will be an indispensable tool, for understanding the variety of financing options being used for meeting the three objectives of the Convention for both newcomers to this field and national and international policy makers. The Little Biodiversity Finance Book - Parker, C., Cranford, M., Oakes, N., Leggett, M. ed., Global Canopy Programme; Oxford, 2012 [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Global
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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. Guide to Conservation Finance - WWF, 2009 [Published: 2009]
Conservation Management, Global
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This Worksheet provides guidance in support of the Planning Policy Statement on Eco-towns, identifying the essential steps required to ensure that their design, development and long-term management results in a sustained positive outcome for biodiversity. Biodiversity Positive: Eco-towns Biodiversity Worksheet - Town and Country Planning Assosciation, London, UK, December 2009 [Published: 2009]
Conservation Management, Global
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With support from The Nature Conservancy and other members of the CFA (Conservation Finance Alliance), this new publication includes practical, accessible, and easy to use methods for improving financial planning, and a road map for the implementation of business-oriented financial plans for the national systems of protected areas. Financial Planning for National Systems of Protected Areas: Guidelines and Early Lessons - Flores, M., Rivero, G., León, F., Chan, G., et al., The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, US, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Conservation Management, Protected Areas, Global
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Reporting is a tool for sharing information with stakeholders about an organization’s activities, impacts, and performance in relation to biodiversity. The Biodiversity Resource Document aims to:
• assist reporting organizations in understanding the issue of biodiversity and its relationship to their activities and operations;
• offer insights on specific issues and challenges related to biodiversity reporting;
• discuss how the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines can be used to report on biodiversity; and
• provide information resources and references to help organizations with their biodiversity reporting. Biodiversity a GRI Reporting Resource - Global Reporting Initiative,  January 2007 [Published: 2007]
Conservation Management, Global
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This report aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion about how to increase the flows of international funds for biodiversity conservation. This discussion has figured in the agenda of all major CBD forums since the Convention’s inception in 1992. The funding challenge has also been a concern of the conservation movement and has attracted the interest of the UN General Assembly, UN agencies, academics, and international financial institutions, which have focused both on how to finance biodiversity conservation and on the broader issue of how to finance the provision of global public goods. A Review of Innovative International Financial Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation - P. Gutman, S. Davidson, WWF-MPO, 31, October, 2007 [Published: 2007]
Conservation Management, Global
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The state of conservancies report consolidates information and data on conservancies based on key national indicators. The report forms our first baseline for measuring achievements in years ahead and an opportunity for conservancies to gain national and international visibility to enlist support from Kenyans and Partners.

Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association. (2016). State of Wildlife Conservancies in Kenya Report 2016. [Published: 2016]
Habitat Conservation, Guidelines & Case Studies, Africa
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The guidance provided in this Part 3: Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox complements Part 1: Core Guidance for Project Proponents and Part 2: Social Impact Assessment Toolbox. Biodiversity impact assessment requires expert inputs in the design and other aspects of monitoring as described in Section 5, and local participation in identifying the biodiversity objectives of a project and understanding likely biodiversity effects of interventions is usually essential. Biodiversity impacts often result in livelihood impacts as well, and for these reasons the guidance in Part 2 is also relevant to Part 3. Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment are best done in an integrated way. 

Pitman, N. 2011. Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment Manual for REDD+ Projects: Part 3 – Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox.  Forest Trends, Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Rainforest Alliance and Fauna & Flora International. Washington, DC. [Published: 2011]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Global
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This collection of papers was prepared as part of the project on Trade and Sustainable Land Management being implemented by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). The project aims to explore opportunities for and constraints to using trade as an incentive to promote sustainable land management in drylands. Trade and Sustainable Land Management in Drylands - ICTSD, ICTSD Project on Trade and Sustainable Land Management, Selected Issue Briefs. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007 [Published: 2007]
Habitat Conservation, Markets & Trade, Global
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Wildlife ranching in Africa is implementing global biodiversity policies, hectare by hectare, through sustainable wildlife management. However, the wildlife ranching industry needs to be recognised for its efforts and to be encouraged by support from stake-holders. Transparency and public accountability are key to ensuring that wild ranches are recognised and encouraged for their conservation efforts. Ideal Hotspot for VCAs - Dr Francis Vorhies, Industry & Auctions, 2017 [Published: 2017]
Conservation Management, Africa
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