The Role of Participatory Modeling in Landscape Approaches to Reconcile Conservation and Development
"In this paper, we examine several case studies where participatory system dynamics modeling was applied to environmental management challenges, and explore how it contributed to promoting a landscape approach. The case studies are drawn from landscapes where conservation and development goals were mutually sought. More specifically, we examine whether participatory modeling helped in conceptualizing the landscape and its dynamics, in exploring possible interventions, and in facilitating discussions among multiple stakeholders. We also present lessons for using participatory modeling..." …
30 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document
Livelihoods and landscapes in Orissa, India: from an enterprise-based approach towards whole landscape planning
21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document
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- Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
- Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
- REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
- Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication
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"The landscape scale is being used for complex initiatives that have the dual objective of conserving biodiversity and alleviating poverty in developing countries. Working at landscape scales greatly expands the level of ambition of conservation organizations. The skills and competencies needed are different to those that conservation organizations have conventionally deployed. Influencing landscape patterns will be gradual and require medium to long-term commitments." …
27 May 2010 | Downloads - document
"Most biodiversity conservation projects in poor tropical countries also aspire to alleviate the poverty of local people. The results of these integrated conservation and development projects have often been disappointing. This paper argues that it would be impossible for both practical and ethical reasons for conservation programmes to ignore the needs of poor people who live in and around the natural areas that we seek to conserve..." …
26 May 2010 | Downloads - document
"Present biodiversity conservation programmes in the remaining extensive forest blocks of the humid tropics are failing to achieve outcomes that will be viable in the medium to long term. Too much emphasis is given to what we term ‘grand design’—ambitious and idealistic plans for conservation..." …
24 May 2010 | Downloads - document
"Human activities in tropical forests are disruptive processes and can trigger numerous, yet not completely understood, mechanisms or effects which will in turn alter, in a more or less significant way, the overall function, structure and composition of the ecosystem. …
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Livelihoods & Landscapes - Part 1: Strategic Overview
A leverage programme to catalyse the sustainable use and conservation of forest biodiversity and ecosystem services for the benefit of the rural poor
Livelihoods & Landscapes - Part 2: Operational Components
Livelihoods & Landscapes - Executive Summary
Brochure: Better forests, better lives
IUCN Forest Conservation Programme
Download PDF of French version - Modes de Vie et Paysages - De meilleures forêts, de meilleures vies
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