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Briefing on IPBES (January 2014)

In December 2013, the IPBES Plenary decided a work programme for IPBES and agreed on a budget, and 2014 is therefore the year in which the work will really start. The CCF/CCI briefing reported back on the IPBES Plenary, and on the decisions taken there. It outlined the agreed work programme, and what will happen…

Briefing on IPBES

Jerry Harrison gave an update on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on 3 October at UNEP-WCMC. 2013 is the year in which the IPBES work programme will be agreed, as will many of the key processes and procedures. Jerry’s presentation provided some IPBES basics for those not already familiar with the…

Protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at sites of conservation importance across Africa

This poster was produced and presented at the ZSL Institute of Zoology symposium Protected Areas – are they safeguarding biodiversity? The symposium held on November 8 and 9th 2012 aimed to provide a synthetic analysis of the world’s protected area portfolio. A key theme was to identify components of the current portfolio: how is it…

Financial costs of “saving” globally threatened species and safeguarding important sites for biodiversity

Inadequate information on the scale of current spending on biodiversity conservation and unmet needs is seen as a major impediment to securing the necessary mobilization of financial resources. Using data for birds the project assessed, for the first time, the costs of preventing extinctions and safeguarding a global network of key sites for biodiversity. This…

Addressing the value of nature: CCI Panel Discussion

During the University of Cambridge Alumni Weekend (September 23, 2012) a panel of five CCI experts came together for a roundtable discussion to offer their perspectives on how and why we should put a value on nature. Professor Ian Hodge chaired the conversation and was joined by Dr Bhaskar Vira, Tony Juniper, Dr Paul Morling…

Links in biodiversity conservation, ecosystems services and climate change: teaching materials and building capacity

This talk was delivered during a CCI Collaborative Fund Seminar Series held on April 15, 2013. The seminar series brings together projects funded by the CCI collaborative fund to give the audience an overview of aims and results of the project. The talks also focus on the opportunities and challenges of working collaboratively across multiple…

Poster: ‘ What is the value of secondary forest for REDD+ in Sierra Leone’

This poster was presented at at the “Climate Change, deforestation and the Future of African Rainforests” conference in Oxford in January, 2012. Suggested citation:Wilebore, B. et al. (2012) Poster: What is the value of secondary forest for REDD+ in Sierra Leone, “Climate Change, deforestation and the Future of African Rainforests” conference, Oxford, January, 2012

Preparing teaching materials and building capacity in bodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change

This talk was delivered during a CCI Forum (February 2012) on how the CCI Collaborative Funded project Teaching materials and building capacity on links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change is contributing to capacity building on ecosystem services. The CCI forum brought together projects funded under the auspices of the collaborative funds and…

Overview of Research Activities Gola Forest, Sierra Leone

This policy report slide presentation (November 2011) summarises the key preliminary findings and data collected through the CCI Collaborative Funded project A framework for assessing livelihood impacts of forest conservation programmes.