Following its recent analysis in Australia, SVA Consulting has been commissioned by the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI) to understand, estimate, and value the outcomes that have been and may be achieved through emerging Indigenous guardian work in the Northwest Territories, in comparison to the outcomes that have been achieved in Australia.
Costa Rica’s Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) programme has become something of an icon in the world of conservation. Its innovative blend of economic and regulatory instruments – and its hitches and successes – provide a valuable source of inspiration for other countries that are looking for effective ways to conserve and regenerate ecosystems.
The Coastal First Nations Regional Monitoring System is attempting to address these information gaps through a new stream assessment program that collects baseline information and tracks changes in stream habitats important for salmons. Results suggest that the current recommended sample size of 6 within stream transects has low statistical power for detecting biologically significant changes in fine sediment.
This thesis examines the cultural concept and role of the Land as healer in Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut, and the importance of facilitating modern Land-based programs and activities for integrated health, education, and environmental outcomes.
This project is the most comprehensive global analysis of sustainable livelihoods initiatives involving Indigenous Peoples. This report describes their distinct organizational missions and strategies, and explores the architecture of their governance, networks, funding and resource-base, as well as their successes and failures.