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November 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC)

For the past 20 years a revenue-sharing scheme has been in place for communities surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

October 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Urban green growth policies encourage economic development while reducing negative environmental externalities and the consumption of natural resources and environmental assets.

July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)

Faced with a high deforestation rate which endangered the existence of one of its most important natural resources, Costa Rica began building a strong policy framework around reforestation, forest management and forest protection in the early 80s.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

In Mozambique, changes in land access and use are shaping new landscapes, often at the expense of the poor.

November 2016
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991 presented the republics of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with severe challenges for land management with ensuing economic, social, and environmental crises.

June 2016
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Kenya’s soils are being degraded through suboptimal land management practices, causing declining yields and deterioration of land quality. Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices can improve soil quality and enhance crop yields.

June 2014
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Jordanian rangelands are a source of valued livestock produce, carbon storage, biodiversity, and medicinal plants. They also serve as watersheds that receive rainfall, yield surface water, and replenish groundwater throughout the area east and south of the western Jordan highlands.

June 2014
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

The Kelka forest in the Mopti region of Mali is important for the provision of ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and maintenance of the hydrological cycle. The Kelka forest area occupies more than 300, 000 hectares with 15 villages within and around its boundaries.

June 2014
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Gedaref State was previously known as the food basket of Sudan. Over several decades unsustainable agricultural practices that combined near-monocropping with low nutrient replenishment have led to significant degradation of soils, which are no longer able to sustain farmer livelihoods.

May 2014
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

This report identifies key rangeland ecosystem service benefits (food, fuel, construction material, ground water, genetic diversity, climate regulation, recreation and spiritual inspiration) in southern Botswana’s Kgalagadi District.


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