Community / Land projects / Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience Project
Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience Project
01/13 - 01/17
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The 5-year B+WISER Program in the Philippines aims to (1) conserve biodiversity in forest areas, (2) reduce forest degradation in seven priority sites, (3) build capacity to conserve biodiversity, manage forests and support low emissions development, and (4) contribute to disaster risk reduction at sub-national levels. Activities related to land tenure and property rights focus on enhancing inclusion of indigenous peoples, upland farmers, and women in natural resources management. Illustrative activities include development of studies on costs and benefits of different land uses, co-management options for overlapping management regimes (e.g. protected areas within ancestral domains), payments for ecosystems services; forest land use planning and/or implementation; and support for land tenure and dispute resolution initiatives.