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The Sustainable Development Goals Tool

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) tool is aimed at people working in the field of biodiversity and conservation to make it easier to engage with the 169 targets which underlie the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. By answering a series of questions, you will be guided towards suggestions of the SDG targets that might be…

Market System Selection Tool

Over the years, conservation organisations have made significant investments in ‘alternative livelihoods’ to try to compensate people for restricted access to natural resources and/or to incentivise behavioural changes to reduce threats to biodiversity. However, rigorous evidence for positive impact on both well-being and biodiversity is lacking. Participatory Market System Development (PMSD) is about facilitating transformations…

Open-source toolkit: methods for the use of UAVs in rapid forest quality assessment

During the course of the project “Directing tropical forest management from the sky“, UAVs have exploded in their use but legal restrictions have also proliferated. The work undertaken as part of this project has been at the cutting edge of research and development and produced a number of new methods for the use of UAVs…

INTRINSIC: Integrating Rights and Social Issues in Conservation (A Trainer’s Guide)

Biodiversity conservation is essentially a social process. It involves working with people to make decisions about how they will access, use, value and protect nature. Conservation inevitably entails both social costs and benefits, and the social context is likely to impact the efficiency and effectiveness of any conservation initiative. However, conservation practitioners often lack the…

Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA)

The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature at particular sites in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making. TESSA is primarily aimed at conservation practitioners, although the methods may be applicable to a wide…

Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale: toolkit booklet

This booklet is one of the outputs of the project Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale: building practical tools for real-world conservation funded and supported through CCI’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation. This booklet introduces a new ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site- scale which is accessible to non-experts and delivers…