The USAID ProParque team is helping Honduras develop sound management of its natural resources in a way that complements the country’s economic and social development. The project works with the Government of Honduras to strengthen the nation’s protected area management system, improve biodiversity and natural resource management, and facilitate rural enterprise growth, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, land tenure, and clean energy development.
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Globally, the impacts of climate change and society’s response are significantly affecting resource tenure governance, the rights of communities and people, and their livelihoods. In turn, resource tenure and property rights issues are widely recognized as crucial in the success of many climate change-related initiatives.
Central America is the tropical region most severely affected by climate change worldwide. Soil degradation, forest loss and monocultures make it even more vulnerable to climate change. Regional efforts to harmonise climate protection activities and biodiversity goals have so far been unsuccessful. The project will create carbon sinks through forest landscape restoration (FLR) and establish these across the entire region. FLR is seen here as an approach that treats the entire landscape as a whole.
CI (Conservation International) and CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica) propose to assess vulnerability to climate change in ecosystems whose resources support smallholder farming communities in Central America and to develop and test strategies for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to help highly vulnerable farming communities cope with climate change.
The project aims to provide the population in the project Area with improved, decentralized land administration services, including better access to and more accurate information on property records and transactions.
Project components include: (i) Policy and Institutional Strengthening, (ii) Cadastral Surveying and Land Regularization, (iii) Demarcation of Protected Areas, and (iv) Strengthening Land Rights of the Miskito indigneous people .
A VGGT based forest tenure assessment framework/tool was developed and tested to evaluate the forest tenure related policies, laws, institutions, and administration in order to identify areas for improvement with respect to the VGGT principles, as well as identify and prioritize actions for strengthening governance of forest tenure in country.
A Community based forestry assessment framework/tool was developed and tested to evaluate the extent, enabling environment including tenure, and effectiveness in order to identify areas for improvement. The framework provides for assessment of a range of tenure regimes providing for participatory forestry in country.
VGGT based forest tenure and CBF assessments conducted in each of the countries. In Gabon and Congo Brazzaville the assessments will inform Ministry of Forests on status and challenges of CBF, and recommendations for improvement. In Honduras and Senegal, the assessments will be used to inform on-going forestry programs and design of new projects. In Mongolia, the assessment will be used to promote implementation of the VGGT and inform the pasture law being drafted. In Portugal, the findings are being used to promote policy dialogue on communal forest land tenure and management.
Ensuring the sustainability of the cadastre in Río Plátano.
A global programme that benefits poor forest-dependent people by supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries. One of its main intended outcomes is to supports adopting and implementing pro-poor land tenure reforms at national level