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New publication | A Livelihood and Farming System approach for effective conservation policies in Protected Areas of Developing Countries: The case study of the Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique - <h6>Abstract:</h6> <p>Effective conservation requires that conservation policies and management decisions first target local actors who are dependent on natural resource use in Protected Areas (PA) of Developing...</p>
New publication | Participation in illegal harvesting of natural resources and the perceived costs and benefits of living within a protected area - <h3>Highlights</h3> <dl> <dt>&bull;Poor and less educated households were more likely involved in illegal resources harvesting.</dt> <dt>&bull;Illegal resources harvesting were more pronounced in the villages closer to the...</dt></dl>
Survey - <p>The Environmental Economics Knowledge Center is developing a survey on coastal protection. For each answer, we will donate 1 euro to face the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please click here to...</p>
New publication: Integrating climate change in ocean planning - <p style="margin-left:.5in;">A new study on the importance of integrating climate change effects into marine spatial planning, to promote sustainable ocean use, was published this month in the journal Nature...</p>
PESCARDATA2 - <p>O projeto PESCARDATA2 (<a href="https://pescardata.pt/" id="ember2344" target="_blank"><strong>https://pescardata.pt</strong></a><span id="ember2348">/) trata-se de estudo de índole nacional que visa caracterizar a pesca lúdica que ocorre em Portugal, englobando as modalidades de pesca recreativa (Apeada,...</span></p>
Policy Briefs: Riding the Big Waves in Nazaré and Marine Renewable Energy in Portugal - <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b9ef88fb-7fff-c029-dcb9-a32de5ca3510">The policy briefs, &ldquo;Riding the Big Waves in Nazaré&rdquo; and &ldquo;Marine Renewable Energy in Portugal&rdquo;, are available. These publications highlight some of the policy implications...</p>
The Ocean Economy in Portugal: An Investors’ Guide - <p>Worldwide, the ocean economy is becoming more and more critical. This is also true for Portugal, which has a vast coastal area as well as a robust institutional framework for the development of blue...</p>
Summer School in Lima, Peru - <p>As a school that is eager to work with everyone who strives for positive change and to create cross-cultural synergies, we are proud to announce that Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru, in...</p>
New Publication | Surface vs. groundwater: The effect of forest cover on the costs of drinking water (2018) - <p>Forests worldwide provide a variety of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration, soil protection, and water purification. In particular, the minimal use of pesticides and fertilizers in...</p>
New Publication: Preference for Landings’ Smoothing and Risk of Collapse in Optimal Fishery Policies: The Ibero-Atlantic Sardine Fishery - <p>A new paper by Renato Rosa and Rui Mota, entitled &ldquo;<a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%252Fs10640-017-0187-7">Preference for Landings&rsquo; Smoothing and Risk of Collapse in Optimal Fishery Policies: The Ibero-Atlantic Sardine Fishery</a>&rdquo; has been...</p>