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Mobilizing Private Finance for Nature

This report provides a set of recommendations for governments, regulators, companies, financial institutions, and multilateral developments banks. These are synthesized into a set of “big five” approa...

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Tools and Resources for Nature-Based Tourism

The Nature-Based Tourism (NBT) Community of Practice (CoP) was launched in December 2017 as an internal World Bank Group (WBG) community, whose focus is to help develop the NBT agenda within the Envir...

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Sustainable Finance for Conservation – First REDLAC and Café...

Virtual Congress: Oct 6–8, 2020 RedLAC and CAFÉ are regional networks that group 43 environmental funds from 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, as well as 3 regional funds. Its ...

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Political and economic analysis of deforestation in regions ...

This document aims to identify the main obstacles and bottlenecks that limit the implementation of effective measures to tackle deforestation, taking into account the vision and motivation of the diff...

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Forever Costa Rica Association: 10 Years Sowing the Seeds fo...

During this month of August, the Forever Costa Rica Association (FCRA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. This is a very special celebration and an opportunity to account for all of the impact and s...

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Five PhD Graduate Student positions on the social-ecological...

Leia em Português Picture credit: Meylin Chang, Proyecto EbA Amazonía, PNUD Five qualified and motivated candidates are sought to complete PhD studies at Virginia Tech and Indiana University in an int...

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Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Ama...

The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million ann...

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The Living Planet Index (LPI) for migratory freshwater fish

This report presents an updated global analysis using a more recent data set with improved representation of species monitored in areas generally classified as tropical. Using the Living Planet Index ...

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Climate & Nature Sovereign Index

This index combines the economic and financial factors that currently inform risk-modelling for sovereign debt investments, and the risks related to natural capital and climate change. The resulting i...

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Wildlife trafficking in Brazil

This assessment explores Brazil’s role in illegal wildlife trade (IWT) identifying past and present wildlife legislation, institutional context, species targeted by trade, and recommendations that ref...

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Editorial essay: Covid‐19 and protected and conserved areas

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the global community; on people’s lives and health, livelihoods, economies, and behaviours. Most zoonotic disease pandemics, including COVID-19, ar...

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Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention

This article assesses the cost of monitoring and preventing disease spillover driven by the unprecedented loss and fragmentation of tropical forests and by the burgeoning wildlife trade. Currently, we...

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