International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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Filter: Biodiversity
19 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Conservation Measures Partnership - Step 1.3 Targets and Target Viability (2009)
Resources for Implementing the WWF Project & Programme Standards.
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Designing marine protected area networks to achieve fisheries, biodiversity, and climate change objectives in tropical ecosystems: A practitioner guide (2013)
Overfishing, degradation and loss of key habitats due to local and global threats are undermining food security, livelihoods and long term sustainability of tropical marine ecosystems. If well designed, marine protected areas (MPAs) can reduce loc...
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Reefs at Risk Revisited (2011)
Coral Reefs: Valuable but Vulnerable Coral reefs, the “rain forests of the sea,” are among the most biologically rich and productive ecosystems on earth. They also provide valuable ecosystem benefits to millions of coastal people. They are importa...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Eco4Biz: Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making. Version 1. (2013)
All businesses impact and depend on nature. Nature provides goods and services that are often referred to as ecosystem services. Measuring and assessing these services in order to understand, and uncover some potentially unseen, business risks and...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English OECD Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for biodiversity (2013)
This book considers the opportunities for scaling-up finance for biodiversity across six so-called “innovative financial mechanisms” as classified by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). These are: environmental fiscal reform; payments fo...
13 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Quantitative Assessment (2011)
This report is a response to evidence of a widespread loss of ecosystem quality at different scales (local, regional and global), a loss which is on-going and does not appear to be slowing down (Butchart et al., 2010). 2010 was the UN Year of Biod...
13 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English A global predictive model of carbon in mangrove soils (2014)
Mangroves are among the most threatened and rapidly vanishing natural environments worldwide. They provide a wide range of ecosystem services and have recently become known for their exceptional capacity to store carbon. Research shows that mangro...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English European Commission's Case study: Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) (2017)
Measures and Steps in Addressing Climate-Change Related Coral Reef Issues in the Region. The Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multi-lateral treaty partnership between Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua ...
04 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Bringing ecosystem services into the real world: an operational framework for assessing the economic consequences of losing wild nature (2011)
Policy action to halt the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystems is hindered by the perception that it would be so costly as to compromise economic development, yet this assumption needs testing. Inspired by the recent Stern Review on the Econ...
04 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English CONNECTING BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION (2009)
Key Messages from the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change
04 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The IPBES Conceptual Framework — connecting nature and people (2015)
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations, with the goal of ‘strengthening the science-policy i...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Continuous Plankton Recorder: towards a global perspective (2010)
The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) began its first routine deployment to collect plankton samples in the North Sea in 1931. The better part of a century after that event, the Recorder is used for sampling plankton widely in many oceans
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species (2008)
The issues associated with biological invasions have, traditionally, been seen as being the responsibility of biologists. However as invasives have become more and more widespread and their impacts on human systems have escalated, the scientific c...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Fisheries Refugia and Marine Protected Areas: Can they help sustain the contribution of fisheries towards food security in Southeast Asia? (2010)
Originally prepared for the SEAFDEC Regional Advisory Committee for Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia (RAC) in support of the continuing activities of the regional fisheries refugia initiative, this article compares and contrasts the concepts...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Marine Spatial Planning in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010)
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) has the potential to transform the way the oceans are managed. This report explores spatial management as a means to protect marine and coastal biodiversity while at the same time addressing human needs across coasts,...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication Integrating the ecological and economic dimensions in biodiversity and ecosystem service valuation - Chapter 1 (2010)
In spite of the growing awareness of the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity to human welfare, loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems still continue on a large scale. Fundamental changes are needed in the way biodiversity, ecosys...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - other - English A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species (2008)
The issues associated with biological invasions have, traditionally, been seen as being the responsibility of biologists. However as invasives have become more and more widespread and their impacts on human systems have escalated, the scientific c...
29 Dec 2017 by lmcaballero - report - project: 3589 Final Report on the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in the NE Coast of Sabah: Turtle Islands Park and Tun Mustapha Park and Climate Change VA in the NE Coasts of Sabah: Options for CCA Strategies for Turtles Nesting and Hatchling
Coastal regions, particularly small islands and sensitive coastal ecosystem are known to be highly vulnerable due to climate change, based on global and regional models. Small islands, such the Turtle Islands in the east coast of Sabah, and coasta...
28 Dec 2017 by lmcaballero - report - project: 3589 Oceanographic Study of Turtle Islands Marine Park
This study was conducted to gather information from past studies related to physical oceanography in TIP, to facilitate a field survey of the reef balls that possibly produce a negative impact on the islands, to measure current speed and direction...
26 Dec 2017 by lmcaballero - outreach-material - project: 3589 Module: Treasures of the Coral Triangle Minigraphics Volume 1
This series features 10 protected marine wildlife in the Coral Triangle and aims to raise awareness about species at risk. A bite-size and shareable version of the Philippine Protected Aquatic Posters, it highlights the importance, threats, laws,...

 

 

 

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