LINKS

  • Forest Sector Support Programme and Partnership (FSSP) works in the context of the priorities and laws of the Government of Vietnam and supports Vietnam’s efforts to meet its obligations under international environmental conventions http://www.vietnamforestry.org.vn/

  • The EC recognizes the crucial role of Protected Areas in biodiversity protection, conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. From the late eighties the EC commitment in supporting Protected Areas and conservation policies at national and regional level has regularly increased and the EC is now an essential donor and stakeholder for biodiversity issues in most of the African countries and has established the European Commission database on African protected areas
    http://www-tem.jrc.it/PA/index.html

  • Established in 1961, WWF operates in more than 100 countries working for a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF are currently funding around 2,000 conservation projects and employ almost 4,000 people across the planet www.wwfinternational.org 

  • The WWF Greater Mekong Programme coordinates the growing number of WWF projects through offices in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.
    http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/
    asia_pacific/our_solutions/greatermekong/index.cfm 

  • The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) was created in June 1993 by the American Museum of Natural History in order to bring the Museum's extensive scientific and educational resources to bear in conservation decisions and actions. The CBC's programs focus on areas of the world where biodiversity is both rich and of great conservation concern. Currently, the CBC has projects in the Bahamas, Bolivia, Madagascar and Vietnam http://www.amnh.org/science/facilities/cbc.php 

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition and has an extensive programme in Africa and Asia. The MacArthur Foundation is supporting CIFOR’s work on conservation and Development in the Lower Mekong www.macfound.org 

  • The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. WCS is a partner for CIFOR activities in both Central Africa and the Lower Mekong www.wcs.org 

  • The mission of Conservation International mission is to conserve the Earth’s living natural heritage, our global diversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live in harmony with nature. www.conservation.org 

  • The Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative aimed at promoting sustainable natural resource management in the Congo Basin http://carpe.umd.edu/ 

  • Examining approaches for integrating protected area management with socio-economic planning and development in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam http://www.mekong-protected-areas.org/ 

  • The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by an agreement between the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. The four countries signed The Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin and agreed on joint management of their shared water resources and development of the economic potential of the river http://www.mrcmekong.org/ 

  • German Technical Cooperation has been involved in the Dzanga-Sanga project since 1993. The project ensures the sustainability of biodiversity and ecosystems in a central area of the Congo basin, which is one of the partner country’s main political goals http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/afrika/zar/8303.htm 

  • The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an association that brings together some thirty governmental and non-governmental organisations http://www.cbfp.org/en/index.htm 

  • The Conservation Development Centre (CDC) is a specialist centre established to provide high quality, cost effective technical and managerial support services for conservation. Our mission is to help other organisations achieve best practice in management of natural resources and wild areas http://www.cdc.info/ 

  • CIFOR is researching Payments for Environmental Services (PES) which are a class of economic instruments designed to provide incentives to land users to continue supplying an environmental (ecological) service that is benefiting society more broadly http://www.cifor.org/pes/_ref/home/index.htm 

  • The CIFOR research initiative, the Poverty and Environment Network (PEN) aims to fill the gap in knowledge through the systematic collection of uniform socio-economic data in a variety of tropical ecosystems. PEN research will serve as the basis for the first global comparative and quantitative analysis of the role of tropical forests in poverty alleviation http://www.cifor.org/pen/_ref/home/index.htm 

 

   

 

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