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Green Pretexts: Ecotourism, Neoliberal Conservation and Land Grabbing in Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia

Green Pretexts: Ecotourism, Neoliberal Conservation and Land Grabbing in Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia

Source: Journal of Peasant Studies, 2012

Author(s): Diana Ojeda

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/02/2015

 

While conflict-related dynamics are recognized as causes of land grabbing in Colombia, violent processes of exclusion and expropriation behind ‘greener’ projects are often seen as disconnected from them. The case of ecotourism in Tayrona National Natural Park makes it possible to explore the geographies of violence that sustain tourism in...

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Libya: Interagency Rapid Assessment

Libya: Interagency Rapid Assessment

Source: IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNSMIL and WFP, 2014

Countries: Libya

Topics: Assessment, Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 01/02/2015

 

The political crisis and escalation of violence in Libya since May 2014 has led to civilian casualties, massive displacement as well as the destruction of public infrastructure and the disruption of basic services and social protection systems. Humanitarian community estimates that two million people, a third of the Libya population,...

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Afghanistan: Findings on Education, Environment, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Water and Sanitation

Afghanistan: Findings on Education, Environment, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Water and Sanitation

Source: Chr. Michelsen Institute , 2005

Author(s): Holger Munsch, Daud Saba, Sadiqa Basiri, Merete Taksdal, Sarah Grey, Richard Ellert

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Gender, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/12/2014

 

The Chr Michelsen Institute (CMI) (Lead agency), Copenhagen Development Consultants (Copenhagen DC) and the German Association of Development Consultants (AGEG) undertook during 2005 a multi-donor evaluation of the emergency and reconstruction aid that had been provided to Afghanistan between 2001 to early 2005, on behalf of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United...

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Beyond Scarcity: Rethinking Water, Climate Change and Conflict in the Sudans

Beyond Scarcity: Rethinking Water, Climate Change and Conflict in the Sudans

Source: Global Environmental Change , 2014

Author(s): Jan Selby, Clemens Hoffman

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

This article develops a new framework for understanding environment-conflict relations, on both theoretical grounds and through a qualitative historical analysis of the links between water and conflict in the states of Sudan and South Sudan. Theoretically, the article critiques the dominant emphases on ‘scarcity’, ‘state failure’ and ‘under-development’ within discussions...

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Rethinking Forest Partnerships and Benefit Sharing

Rethinking Forest Partnerships and Benefit Sharing

Source: World Bank, 2009

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

Forest-sector collaborative arrangements come in many forms. The local partner may be a community, an association, or a set of individual landholders. The outside partner may be a private organization or a government. The interest of the local partner may be production of income from the forest, security of access to land, increased...

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Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots

Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots

Source: Conservation Biology , 2009

Author(s): Thor Hanson, Thomas M. Brooks, Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca, Michael Hoffmann, John F. Lamoreux, Gary Machlis, Cristina G. Mittermeier, Russell A. Mittermeier, and John D. Pilgrim

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

Conservation efforts are only as sustainable as the social and political context within which they take place. The weakening or collapse of sociopolitical frameworks during wartime can lead to habitat destruction and the erosion of conservation policies, but in some cases, may also confer ecological benefits through altered settlement patterns and reduced resource...

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The Logs of War: The Timber Trade and Armed Conflict

The Logs of War: The Timber Trade and Armed Conflict

Source: Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science , 2002

Author(s): Global Witness

Countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

'Conflict timber' is a new term, coined by a UN sanctions panel of experts in 2001. But conflict timber is not a new phenomenon. In The Logs of War, Global Witness, the London-based investigative and campaigning NGO, has produced a comprehensive and disturbing analysis of the ways in which the...

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Post Conflict Liberia: Environmental Security as a Strategy for Sustainable Peace and Development

Post Conflict Liberia: Environmental Security as a Strategy for Sustainable Peace and Development

Source: Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS) , 2006

Author(s): Mersie Ejigu

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

On January 16, 2006, the first democratically elected woman president in Africa, Ellen JohnsonSirleaf of Liberia, was inaugurated. The day marked a new beginning for the country after 25 years of political turmoil characterized by destruction of the economy, loss of human life, and  displacement of about two thirds of...

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Conserving Forest Biodiversity in Times of Violent Conflict

Conserving Forest Biodiversity in Times of Violent Conflict

Source: Cambridge Journals , 2003

Author(s): Jeffrey A. McNeely

Countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

Forests are often frontiers, and like all frontiers, they are sites of dynamic social, ecological, political and economic changes. Such dynamism involves constantly changing advantages and disadvantages to different groups of people, which not surprisingly can lead to armed conflict, and all too frequently to war. Many governments have contributed...

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Conflict-Sensitive Conservation: Field Report from Queen Elizabeth National Park

Conflict-Sensitive Conservation: Field Report from Queen Elizabeth National Park

Source: IISD, 2009

Author(s): Rob Craig

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Basic Services, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2014

 

The Conserving the Peace project is being implemented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) with financial support from the MacArthur Foundation, and with technical support from the Conservation Development Centre (CDC). The project’s overall goal is to promote biodiversity conservation and livelihood security in conflict-prone areas of the...

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