VCA Guidance

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I want to strongly support the project of the Property of Wagnée at Florée (Belgium) to join the Verified Conservation Area registry. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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The area is part of a large piece of land surrounding an old house that was bought by a successful tradesman in 1768 and then split several times between its heirs. The last division dates back to 2006. The property has benefited from a rather constant management where agriculture, forestry, landscape and hunting have traditionally played an important role. Though, the landscape has evolved a lot for the last two centuries. Major changes occurred in the XIXth century where several small woods were planted (often with hybrid poplars, spruces, larches) and some meadows were drained. Some of those small meadows were later afforested (late XIXth or early XXth century). Only a part of the woods were mapped as woodland on the Count de Ferraris’ map (1760’s). [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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The overall audit assessment for the present management plan is very positive. The large, coordinated landowner involvement is unique. The systematic work with the whole watercourse is very important and basically hard to achieve, but accomplished here. The continuous monitoring of both biodiversity and water chemistry is good. The intention to expand the approach is promising; especially to include biodiversity around the river is promising. The recognition of the cultural heritage in the landscape is a plus as well as the willingness to communicate what the project is doing and its results. The Tullstorp Stream project is situated in a much exploited landscape and therefore serves as a very important example of what can be done in such landscapes to make it much more attractive and well-functioning. [Published: 2017]
VCA Reports, Agriculture and Ranching, Europe
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In Swedish - SKÖTSELPLAN FÖR TULLSTORPSÅN NEDSTRÖMS JORDBERGA  - REVIDERAT  [Published: 2017]
VCA Reports, Agriculture and Ranching, Europe
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It is a great pleasure to add my support to the Tullstorp Stream project, Sweden, and their application for VCA designation. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Agriculture and Ranching, Europe
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The Tullstorp Stream restoration project in southern Sweden is a promising initiative to improve the living conditions for fauna and flora in intensively cultivated farmland at the same time as reducing the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Already after the first 4-5 years positive impacts have been registered for birds associated wetlands whilst the living conditions fish and bottom fauna is more or less unchanged. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Agriculture and Ranching, Europe
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I am pleased to add my support to the proposal for Tetepare to become a Verified Conservation Area. I havb worked closely with the Tetepare Descendants' Association (TDA) in the conservation of Tetepare lsland and its surrounding coral reefs for t7 years, including the last decade as Patron of TDA.  [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Oceania
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VCA registration offers an independently verified approach to biodiversity management.  Our expectation is that a VCA registration for Tetepare will greatly reduce the risk of biodiversity loss in the project area by increasing the opportunity for critically needed financing.     [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Oceania
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I have volunteered to write this recommendation for Sinyala Forest Management Plan because I am very grateful for the contributions I am making to support the existence of Sinyala Forest Area and I am very confident that this information will be valued. [Published: 2018]
VCA Reports, Forestry, Protected Areas, Africa
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The management of the chosen area is an attempt to conserve and protect the ecological integrity of the components that are present through the formulation of a strategic plan that is for a specific life span. This plan will seek to maintain its biodiversity conservation functions, continue providing services such as recreation and research, and increase the availability of non-wood forest products and eventually help to empower sustainable management of the forest. As stipulated by the manager under consultation with key stakeholders shall develop a local resource management plan for the protection and sustainable use of the natural resources, specifically for Sinyala community. [Published: 2018]
VCA Reports, Forestry, Protected Areas, Africa
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