VCA Guidance

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Frameworks for managing Wetlands of International Importance and other wetland sites

The present Handbook provides assistance with a central area of implementation of the Ramsar Convention. The text in this Handbook is drawn mainly from several Resolutions and their Annexes, and the substance of it thus reflects formal decisions adopted by the Conference of Contracting Parties. The Handbook also brings together additional information relevant to this issue. [Published: 2010]
Habitat Conservation, VCA Guidance, Global
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BurrenLIFE Best Practice Guide No. 1 The BurrenLIFE project has worked closely with Burren farmers and other experts to create a blueprint for farming in the Burren, through which farmers can earn a decent living from the land and continue their longstanding role as producers of quality food and custodians of a magnificent heritage and landscape. [Published: 2010]
Conservation Management, Agriculture and Ranching, Europe
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This Worksheet provides guidance in support of the Planning Policy Statement (PPS) on Eco-towns, identifying the essential steps required to ensure that the design, development and long-term management of eco-towns result in a sustained positive outcome for biodiversity.  [Published: 2009]
Conservation Management, Global
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The second in a series of project management handbooks, dealing with monitoring and evaluation as a pathway to learning in a people-centred development context

Compiled by Cape Action for People and the Environment
  [Published: 2008]
Conservation Management, Global
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These guidelines have been produced through a lengthy and detailed consultative process. But no guidance can be totally comprehensive. We present them as a tool to assist those that need help to try to obtain better information effectively. The guidelines should be considered in the context of available local capacity and the availability of other sources of assistance with obtaining information. In particular, we stress that they should be used, if necessary, as a means to supplement information available
through traditional and local knowledge.

Guidelines for the rapid ecological assessment of biodiversity in inland water, coastal and marine areas. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity,Montreal, Canada, CBD Technical Series no. 22 and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, Gland, Switzerland, Ramsar Technical Report no. 1.   [Published: 2006]
Habitat Conservation, 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 document describes the procedures for conducting ecological restoration in accord with the norms of the discipline that were established in the SER International Primer.

Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects, 2 Edition. Andre Clewell¹, John Rieger², and John Munro³. December 2005. www.ser.org and Tucson: Society for Ecological Restoration International.   [Published: 2005]
Habitat Conservation, 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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To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to produce a global estimate of the scope of community conservation. Given the limited quantity and quality of the data, this analysis should be viewed as a first step, and we hope it will encourage others to examine this issue and improve our collective understanding of community conservation.

Forest Trends. ISBN 0-932928-01-4 [Published: 2004]
Habitat Conservation, Forestry, Global
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The aim of this booklet is to provide guidelines to golf course managers to ensure that the pressures of land-use, resource-use, and pollution are minimized and the contribution to the Landscape, biodiversity. and environmental services of golf courses are maximized whilst satisfying the members’ expectations on playability and aesthetics.

Mackannon. JR and Patulot M CtM. GuidelInes for Maximizing Biodiversity on Golf courses. A5EAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Los Baños, Philippines. [Published: 2004]
Conservation Management, VCA Guidance, Asia
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