What's New November 2014
The Eco-Index® database includes information about more than 1,250 inspiring conservation projects in the Americas.
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Monitoring & Evaluation: Promoting a Payment for Environmental Services Scheme through Economic Valuation of Water Resources in the Quita Espuela and Guaconejo Scientific Reserves, Dominican Republic (Archive)
Eco-Exchange: The Nature Conservancy and a group of strategic actors in Latin America are helping ensure the region’s water security by implementing an innovative conservation model that uses investments financed and managed by local public and private actors to safeguard critical upstream ecosystems. (Archive)
Stories from the Field: Francisco Kennedy de Souza, a Rainforest Alliance Kleinhans fellow and researcher at Indiana University and the Universidade Federal do Acre, compared three different forest use models in the western Amazon of Brazil to analyze how each model supported local livelihoods and forest conservation. We spoke with de Souza about the results of his research and the importance of non-timber forest products as a forest-friendly source of local income. (Archive)
On the Record: Tuna are extremely important marine predators as well as a staple in our diet and a highly profitable commodity. We spoke with Mark J. Spalding and Shana Miller of the Ocean Foundation about the threats to tuna populations caused by massive overfishing and about their efforts to protect these extraordinary species. (Archive)
Monthly Update: Summaries and links to profiles added to the Eco-Index® during the past month.
In Print & Online: Palms of controversies: Oil palm and development challenges (Archive)
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