The purpose of this Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) is to Assist the Marshall Islands to Plan for the Conservation of its biodiversity and for in the sustainable use of its biological resources. This is the first time that such a strategy and action plan has been formulated for the country. It provides an opportunity for the government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to integrate principles of sustainable resource management and biodiversity conservation into the national development planning processes.
The 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas held in Suva, Fiji, December 2013 produced and adopted a new Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 2014-2020.
Campbell, A., Dickson, B., Gibbs, H., Hansen, M., Kapos, V., Lysenko, I., Miles, L. Scharlemann, J. 2009. The Role of Protected Areas in Storing Carbon and Reducing Emissions. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6.
Payments for Environmental Services An equitable approach for reducing poverty and conserving nature
Duncan, E. 2006. Payments for Environmental Services An equitable approach for reducing poverty and conserving nature. WWF-Netherlands
Greiber, T. 2009. Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Natural Capital Project. Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund.
The goal of this joint venture is to engage leaders in key institutions and meld world-class research and development with influential on-the-ground conservation programs.
Campbell, A., Kapos, V., Lysenko, I., Schalemann, J.P.W., Dickson, B., Gibbs, H.K., Hansen, M., Mikes, L. 2008. Carbon Emissions from Forest Loss in Protected Areas. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
A Gateway to Payments for Ecosystem Services : Using Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) for Livelihoods and Landscapes
Huberman, D. 2008. A Gateway to Payments for Ecosystem Services: Using Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) for Livelihoods and Landscapes. Markets and Incentives for Livelihoods and Landscapes Series No. 1, Forest Conservation Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland.