Completed Projects

Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE)

USAID’s BRIDGE project built on lessons learned and impacts generated by many years of USAID initiatives to promote and support efforts to integrate biodiversity conservation with other key development sectors.

Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD)

The overall goal of BUILD was to support the development of ecologically sound, economically efficient and socially equitable infrastructure policies and investment decisions.

Community Based Natural Resources (CBNRM) Assessment Working Group

The CBNRM working group project assessed the state of community-based natural resource management.

Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa

USAID's Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa aimed to strengthen the East African Community's regional policy dialogue by improving the evidence base on transboundary natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO)

USAID’s Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach contract was a five-year project to improve learning and communications in the Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Global Climate Change sectors.

Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC)

In the context of United States Government (USG) commitment to support fast-start financing for activities that reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), Tetra Tech ARD implemented the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project to supply technical services on forest carbon to USAID/Washington, as well as bilateral and regional missions, particularly in the Andean Amazon.

Global Conservation Program (GCP)

The Global Conservation Program (GCP) was a partnership between USAID and six leading nongovernmental organizations that aimed to conserve globally significant areas of biodiversity through site-based activities and policy programs around the world.

Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA)

The GSTA was a partnership of leading organizations in the sustainable tourism field, which worked together with USAID Missions to apply a holistic and market-driven approach to sustainable tourism development.

Hariyo Ban Program: Cross-sector Collaboration

Threats to Nepal's biodiversity and ecosystems impact the 80 percent of the population that depends on natural resources for their livelihood.


LESTARI, meaning "everlasting" in Bahasa Indonesia, was a sustainable forest management project.

Measuring Impact (MI)

USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Forestry and Biodiversity Division (FAB) launched the Measuring Impact initiative with the aim of strengthening USAID’s biodiversity programs by (1) improving best practices implementing the USAID Program Cycle for biodiversity-funding programs and (2) developing evidence to support decisions in conservation and integrated programming.

Nature, Wealth, and Power (NWP) Working Group

NWP was a framework that allowed practitioners, planners, and policy-makers in a number of places to see the various interlinked dimensions of rural development, and develop and implement programs that were more successful and sustainable.

Reducing Demand for Wildlife

USAID, working closely with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), addressed wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime through the USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife (RDW) activity.

Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES)

ROUTES was an innovative and collaborative partnership that aimed to disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains.

Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)

SALT was a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains.

Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK)

SEEK supported USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) in building effective processes and strategies for training, communication, knowledge management and organizational development and facilitation.

Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES)

SCAPES was the flagship program of USAID’s Forestry and Biodiversity Office, and as such played a prominent role in driving innovation across the Agency’s biodiversity conservation portfolio, and ultimately the wider international conservation community.


TransLinks was a 5 year cooperative agreement (2006-2012) funded by USAID to promote rural transformation by linking natural resources, economic growth, and good governance.

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge (WCTC)

The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge called on the global community to harness the power of science and technology to address four wildlife-trafficking related issues.

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