Public participation theory assumes that empowering communities leads to enduring support for new initiatives. The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, approved in 2000, embraces this assumption and includes goals for community involvement in resolving threats to native flora and fauna. Over the last 20 years, community-based ecological restoration groups have proliferated, with between 600 and 4000 identified. Many of these groups control invasive mammals, and often include protection of native species and species reintroductions as goals.
This document contains the proceedings of the technical workshop entitled “Expanding mariculture: technical, environmental, spatial and governance challenges”, held from 22 to 25 March 2010, in Orbetello, Italy, and organized by the Aquaculture Branch of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
An overview of the state of forestry in New Zealand with details of the social and economic environment, forest resources and forest industries. The country's forest policies, institutions and forestry initiatives are outlined. Annexes provide the countries most important forestry statistics.
A description of the forest areas and types in Pakistan with summaries of the estimated growing stock and current and predicted future wood supply and demand
Developments in China will have substantial impacts on forestry in the rest of the region. This wide-ranging country outlook study discusses a host of topics including prospects for China's afforestation/reforestation efforts, supply and demand for forest products and ecological services, key drivers of change, impacts of globalization, policy developments, and social objectives of forestry.
Meeting symbol/code: COFO 2001 REP
The FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Pacific Sub-Region is a five year strategic program framework covering the period 2013-2017. It details outcomes and outputs in four priority result areas to which FAO assistance will be focused to address the development challenges and national priorities in thirteen Pacific Island Countries and one Territory, namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
A detailed presentation of forestry development in China covering its role in the socio-economic environment, in timber production and trade and the protection of ecosystems. Trends are identified and national plans outlined. An analysis of wood and non-wood product markets is given
Meeting Name: Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly
Meeting symbol/code: GSPPA: I/2013/2
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers 411: The report, consisting of 23 studies, describes how the initial allocations of transferable fishing (effort) or fish (catch) quotas have been done by a variety of fisheries management regimes around the world.