Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs)

This module describes the evolution in approaches to ICDPs over time. Some of the major problems identified in ICDP evaluations are discussed within two broad categories: (a) design and conceptual issues and (b) implementation issues. Global experiences in the implementation of several ICDPs have generated lessons and determinants of success for ICDPs, which will continue to represent predominant strategies for site-based conservation. The synthesis reviews some emerging perspectives on approaches to help ICDPs make a sustained contribution to biodiversity conservation and ends with a brief discussion on the continuing debate on the relationship between economic development and biodiversity conservation. The future of ICDPs involves improving their effectiveness by consciously applying lessons learned and simultaneously developing additional tools to help achieve biodiversity conservation.

Theme: Conservation Policy

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: community, development, conservation, economics

Components: 5

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Synthesis: Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs)

Author: M. Rao

   

Following a discussion of ICDP origins and strategies, the synthesis describes the evolution in approaches to ICDPs over time. Some of the major problems identified in ICDP evaluations are discussed within two broad categories: (a) design and conceptual issues and (b) implementation issues. Global experiences in the implementation of several ICDPs have generated lessons and determinants of success for ICDPs, which will continue to represent predominant strategies for site-based conservation. The synthesis reviews some emerging perspectives on approaches to help ICDPs make a sustained contribution to biodiversity conservation and ends with a brief discussion on the continuing debate on the relationship between economic development and biodiversity conservation. The future of ICDPs involves improving their effectiveness by consciously applying lessons learned and simultaneously developing additional tools to help achieve biodiversity conservation.


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Exercise: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development

Author: M. Rao

   

This role-play exercise is based on two case studies of fictitious project sites in Central America. Students are expected to assume the role of external consultants to review, analyze and predict the potential success or failure of the ICDPs and advise the relevant management agencies on critical issues regarding sustainability prior to actual implementation.


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Presentation: Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs)

Author: M. Rao

Teaching Notes: Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs)

Author: M. Rao

Solutions: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development

Author: M. Rao


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