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    Climatelinks 2024 Photo Contest

    This year’s theme is “In Focus: Communities Confronting Climate Change.” Climatelinks is looking for submissions that show the breadth of issues, impacts, and solutions to climate change across 14 categories, including Biodiversity Conservation. Submissions will be accepted through July 26, 2024.
  • Scenes along the trail from the main road to the village of Kayasan show the local community's impact on the landscape in front of the backdrop of national park and Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CAD-C) protected landscapes in Barangay Tagabinet, Palawan, Philippines. Photograph by Jason Houston for USAID

    New Translations of Key Resources on Parks and Protected Areas Safeguards

    Eight key resources on safeguards for activities supporting parks and protected areas are now available in Spanish, French, and Portuguese to help USAID staff and implementing partners avoid or mitigate social risks in biodiversity programming.
  • Indigenous Man Walking through Andean Páramos in Colombia. Photo credit: Fernanda Pineda.

    Local Works Annual Call for Applications

    USAID’s Local Works program is accepting letters of interest until August 16 from Missions interested in funding and technical support to implement and advance locally led development.
  • Fishing port in Coron, Palawan, Philippines

    A Decade of Adaptive Management in USAID Biodiversity Programming

    After more than a decade of implementing adaptive management in biodiversity programs, USAID undertook a learning initiative to understand conservation practitioners’ perceptions of applying these practices and their influence on program effectiveness.
  • Pause and Reflect workshop. Photographer unknown.

    Pause and Reflect Resources for Biodiversity Programming

    Two new resources, the “Good Practices Guide for Pause and Reflect in the Activity Cycle” and the “Pause and Reflect Toolkit”, provide guidance for designing Pause and Reflect processes for the adaptive management of biodiversity conservation programs.
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Conservation is development. USAID works in nearly 60 countries to conserve biodiversity, leverage private sector funds, fight conservation crime, and support sustainable fisheries—all of which help partner countries build resilience and shape their futures. BiodiversityLinks showcases the most recent products, projects, and news from USAID’s work around the world.


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Healthy wildlife populations are integral to the well-being and cultural heritage of people around the world. The survival of iconic species—like elephants, corals, great apes, or jaguars—depends on conservation.

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Marine and Fisheries

USAID strengthens resource governance and management, combats illegal fishing, promotes seafood traceability, improves food security and inclusive development, empowers women, enhances resilience, and diversifies financial strategies for achieving durable change.

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USAID partners with about 45 countries to protect, restore, and manage their forests while reducing poverty and improving lives.

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Cross-sectoral Integration

USAID prioritizes working across sectors and building the evidence base for integrated programming. When we work together across sectors, we can achieve more sustainable and resilient outcomes for people and for the planet we call home.

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Adaptive Management

Adaptive management is an intentional approach to making decisions and adjustments in response to new information and changes in context.

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New Resources

Evidence Collections

Evidence collections contain curated resources on specific biodiversity conservation topics to support evidence-based decision-making for improved programming.

  Livestock owner and her family show off their “Milk Queen” goat. / ACDI/VOCA. Source: https://blog.usaid.gov/2017/05/raising-goats-and-confidence-in-uganda/

One Health Evidence Collection

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent.

Collaborative Learning Group

Conservation Enterprises Evidence Collection

Conservation enterprise approaches are used extensively in USAID biodiversity programming, yet little information has been collected in a systematic way to test key assumptions regarding the effectiveness of this approach.

Collaborative Learning Group

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Evidence Collection

The CWT Learning Group is focused on building a knowledge base around how best to build capacity for law enforcement, reduce consumer demand, and improve community engagement to combat wildlife crime.
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Collaborative Learning Group

Wild Meat Evidence Collection

Wildlife is a critical component of biodiversity and ecosystem services that support human well-being. Many communities depend on wildlife for their livelihoods as well as for food and nutrition.
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