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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America

    Biodiversity in rangelands is decreasing, due to intense utilization
    for livestock production and conversion of rangeland into cropland;
    yet the outlook of rangeland biodiversity has not been
    considered in view of future global demand for food. Here we
    assess the impact of future livestock production on the global
    rangelands area and their biodiversity. First we formalized existing
    knowledge about livestock grazing impacts on biodiversity,
    expressed in mean species abundance (MSA) of the original

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

    Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2019
    Malawi, United States of America

    Deforestation is recognized as a major driver of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It also disturbs natural processes such as biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological cycles. In Malawi, deforestation is estimated to be responsible for the loss of 33,000 hectares per year, and is mainly attributed to agriculture expansion, tobacco growing, and excessive use of biomass. However, little research has been conducted at either the local level or that of forests located on customary land.

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    Volume 7 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2018
    South Africa, Australia, United States of America, Southern Africa

    There is a growing recognition of the contribution that privately-owned land makes to conservation efforts, and governments are increasingly counting privately protected areas (PPAs) towards their international conservation commitments. The public availability of spatial data on countries’ conservation estates is important for broad-scale conservation planning and monitoring and for evaluating progress towards targets.

  5. Library Resource
    The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Africa, Kenya, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States of America, Asia, Global

    The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing. A United Nations report on the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services revealed that three-quarters of the earth’s land-based environment has been significantly altered by human actions.

  6. Library Resource
    Consent is Everybody's Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Kenya, South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, United States of America, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Global

    A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land is a recognized right of Indigenous peoples under international law. It is also a best practice principle that applies to all communities affected by projects or activities on the land, water and forests that they rely on.

  7. Library Resource

    Researching and documenting innovative responses to urban pressures

    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom

    This publication provides an overview of the theory and practice of urban innovation together with perspectives, trends and international experiences in this area. The publication seeks to stimulate debate and creative thinking around different approaches to dealing with every day urban challenges by presenting a collection of potetnially replicable local and international case studies.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Angola, Benin, United States of America, Indonesia, Niger, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, China, Guinea, Rwanda, Yemen, South Sudan, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil, Global

    The report “Transforming the livestock sector through the sustainable development goals” examines the sector’s interaction with each of the SDGs, as well as the potential synergies, trade-offs, and complex interlinkages involved. The publication is intended to serve as a reference framework for Member States as they move forward to realize livestock’s potentially major contribution to the Agenda 2030.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Luxembourg, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, United States of America

    Madagascar est en train d’initier son processus de préparation à la REDD+, incluant le développement d’une stratégie REDD+, bien qu’une vision REDD+ pour Madagascar reste encore à établir.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon

    This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.

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