We examine the relationship between potentially harmful World Bank-funded project activities and areas of conservation importance. We find that 5 by 5 km cells containing a project activity are more likely to contain a Key Biodiversity Area, or a biodiversity hotspot, and have on average greater richness of globally threatened species, than those without.
The World Bank's social and environmental safeguard policies were recently updated in the new Environmental and Social Framework. Although elements of the new policy have the potential to benefit conservation, Concerns have been raised that the policy is now too flexible and lacks clear definitions for key terms.
Abstract Audience segmentation could help improve the effectiveness of conservation interventions. Marketers use audience segmentation to define the target audience of a campaign. The technique involves subdividing a general population into groups that share similar profiles, such as socio-demographic or behavioural characteristics. Interventions are then designed to target the group or groups of interest. We ...
Southeast Asia has the lowest proportion of remaining forest cover and highest rate of contemporary deforestation of any tropical region. This project aims to use agroforestry to restore degraded tropical forests in order to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as replenishing timber and non-timber forest product resources.