Explores the allocation of funding in Farm Bill conservation programs, and offers recommendations on how to more efficiently and effectively allocate conservation funding.
Lessons from Southeast Asia: Case Studies Under REPSI
Summarizes case studies on decentralization of natural resource management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It analyzes the type and extent of decentralization and outcomes people and surrounding ecosystems.
Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty
Ecosystems are---or can be---the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature has always been a daily lifeline---an asset for those with few other material assets.
Natural Assets and Human Well Being (Statement from the Board)
The statement from the Board identifies 10 key messages and conclusions that can be drawn from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Making sense of the global fish crisis
This report allows consumers make links between what they eat and the effect on the ecosystem and fishers globally, as well as stimulate dialogues among environmentalists, the fishing industry, and consumers.
Building Support for New Development Policies
Examines current issues surrounding dryland management policies and the livelihoods of people who live in dryland areas.
Warns that the world's grasslands have declined in their extent and condition, as well as their ability to support human, plant, and animal life....
Provides a "big picture" view of forest extent and change and the role of these ecosystems in industrial roundwood production, woodfuel use and availability, biodiversity, carbon storage and sequestration, and watershed protection....
Reveals that the world's freshwater systems are so degraded that their ability to support human, plant and animal life is greatly in peril....
People and ecosystems: The fraying web of life
This millennial edition focuses on five critical ecosystems that have been shaped by the interaction of physical environment, biological conditions, and human intervention: Croplands, forests, coastal zones, freshwater systems, and grasslands.