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Monday, 11 October 2010 02:33
ON OCEANS AND REEFS
- Google Earth Outreach gives public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to visualize their cause and inspire action using Google Earth and Google Maps.
- An international cooperative effort to increase tropical taxonomic expertise, conduct a taxonomically diversified global census of coral reef ecosystems, and improve access to and unify coral reef ecosystem information scattered throughout the globe.
ON PAYMENT FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (PES)
Well-stocked library that covers theory on environmental values, applications, methodologies, macro variables, and case studies
Forest Trends Initiatives (a consortium of organizations, plus a host of donor agencies contribute to the site)
- PES applications to water quality, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity
- Read more examples of PES in Section 2 “Lessons and Best Practices on Pro-Poor Payment for Ecosystems”
ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
- The guide discusses various financial mechanisms through short case studies that show both successes and challenges.
- This book analyzes new sources of finance that could raise up to USD141 billion by 2020 to help meet the target of halting global biodiversity loss.
- This book is a practical guide to assist protected area managers in identifying and securing appropriate and sustainable finance.
DATABASES ABOUT THE PACIFIC REGION'S MARINE RESOURCES
- The Ocean and Islands Program of SOPAC aims to improve technical knowledge of ocean and island ecosystems for the sustainable management of natural resources. Besides a virtual library, their website has a Map and Spatial Data Repository. These are mostly combinations of digital maps and geo-referenced datasets.
- SPC's Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Marine Ecosystems aims to secure a Pacific Community whose people are educated and healthy and manage their resources in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. They have just launched the ‘e-Pacific Island Countries’ (e-PIC), which addresses the ICT data gaps in the region. It has extended its scope to include resources for other projects such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project on ICTs for Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction.
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