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08 July, 2016

The potential of the High Conservation Value concept as basis for landscape conservation planning

A research at the Pawan River watershed to assess the potential of the HCV concept to provide the basis of landscape conservation planning was developed in mid - 2015. The Pawan watershed was chosen because it is representative of those areas in Indonesia that have experienced extensive changes in land cover, and because HCV activities have taken place there. The watershed provides an appropriate site to study the gap between potential and actual HCVs. This gap — and the high proportion of potential HCVs that are managed by the private sector — indicates a high risk of losing HCVs.

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08 July, 2016

Forest Investment Programme to supply free tree seedlings to tree growers in Ghana

Tree seedlings will be supplied free of charge to tree growers in the Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions by the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) to boost plantation development in Ghana under a five-year pilot programme which begun last year.

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07 July, 2016

Facing climate change in the páramos in Colombia

Páramos are endemic ecosystems in the northern part of the Andes, found only in the high mountains of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Costa Rica. They are strategic due to their floral and faunal diversity and because of the ecosystem services they provide, including carbon sequestration in the soil and water regulation that benefits almost 70% of the inhabitants of Colombia.

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24 June, 2016

A method to assess the performance of multi-stakeholder platforms in integrated landscape initiatives

As part of integrated landscape initiatives, organizations increasingly invest in multi-stakeholder collaboration – often in the form of a multi-stakeholder platform. These are institutional coordination mechanisms that enable discussions, negotiations and joint planning about complex natural resources management issues between stakeholders from various sectors in a given landscape. The objectives of multi-stakeholder platforms may change along the way. With growing investments in such platforms, there is a need for tools to assess their role and performance.

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