The International Day for Biological Diversity highlights the need to manage ecosystems to fight poverty.
In the 1980s, Thailand’s government, initially supported by the World Bank, focused on a single ecosystem service—aquaculture—to supply a growing frozen shrimp export industry.
All eyes are on Wall Street as it completed another roller coaster week of financial turmoil. Can things get worse? Actually, yes.
Protected areas are a traditional means for pursuing wildlife management and have become increasingly central to conservation strategies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In East Africa, the future of biodiversity rests largely on the security and sustainability of the protected estate.
Corporate procurement managers are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that wood and paper-based products are environmentally and socially sound. The WRI/WBCSD procurement guide being released today is a toolbox to help them.
This report provides a new approach to examining the links between ecosystem services (the benefits derived from nature) and the poor.
For millennia, harvesting resources from the seas, lakes, and rivers has been a source of sustenance and livelihood for millions of people. That is nearly as true today as it was a century ago.
This study set out to understand how decentralization of decision making and management authority affects biodiversity conservation.
A Biodiversity Support Program Publication
Over the past 150 years, deforestation has contributed an estimated 30 percent of the atmospheric build-up of CO2. It is also a significant driving force behind the loss of genes, species, and critical ecosystem services.
Biodiversity is a fundamental basis for agricultural production and food security, as well as a valuable ingredient of environmental conservation.
Re-scaling field-conservation programs to cover whole ecosystems through bioregional management programs can increase the opportunities to protect and restore biodiversity efficiently and foster its sustainable use.
All life on Earth is part of one great, interdependent system. It interacts with, and depends on, the non-living components of the planet: atmosphere, oceans, freshwaters, rocks, and soils.
Say the words “extinction crisis,” and what most likely comes to mind first is a tropical forest in flames – an apt image when deforestation is the main force behind a species extinction rate unmatched in 65 million years.
As the 21st Century approaches, the world is being impoverished as its most fundamental capital stock--its species, habitats, and ecosystems--erodes. Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great.