Topographic map showing the way to and from our little town of Puerto Ayacucho.

ekōbius acronyms

common acronyms and term abbreviations

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NWFP(s) Non-Wood Forest Products

MPIP Medicinal Plant Incubator Project

RFPP Resident Forest Protection Program

GFCSD Global Forestry Conclave and Sustainable Development

ABD Agricultural Biodiversity

CAAS Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

CAO County Agricultural Office

CBAP China Biodiversity Action Plan (1994)

CBD Convention on Biological Diversity

CBIK Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, Kunming

CBPF China Biodiversity Partnership Framework

CTA Chief Technical Advisor

EAB Expert Advisory Board

ECBP EU-China Biodiversity Programme

EU European Union

FFS Farmer Field School

GEF Global Environment Facility

GTZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

iNGO International Non Governmental Organization

MoA Ministry of Agriculture

NGO Non Governmental Organization

NPD National Project Director

PAO Provincial Agricultural Office

PME Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

PMO Project Management Office

SEPA State Environmental Protection Administration

SFA State Forestry Administration

ToR Terms of Reference

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

WTO World Trade Organisation

PROMECAFE Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of the Coffee Industry

IICA Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

BDG Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program of the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution)

CIRAD Agricultural Research Centre for International Development

CATIE Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center

BERMINE Berbice Mining Enterprise

CABI CAB International

BOD Biological Oxygen Demand

CDC Civil Defense Commission

CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna a Flora

ECTF Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests

EMA Environmental Management Agreement

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

FMP Forest Management Plan

GGMC Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

IADB Inter-American Development Bank

ICZM Integrated Coastal Zone Management

LINMINE Linden Mining Enterprise

MMA-ADA Mahaica Mahaicony Abary- Agricultural Development Authority

NAP National Action Programme

NARI National Agricultural Research Institute

NBAC National Biodiversity Advisory Committee

NBAP National Biodiversity Action Plan

NCB National Coordinating Body

NCC National Climate Committee

NEAP National Environmental Action Plan

NFAP National Forestry Action Plan

NFP National Forest Plan

NGO Non-Government Organisation

NREAC Natural Resources and Environment Advisory Committee

NRMP Natural Resources Management Project

PACD Plan of Action to Combat Desertification

SFP State Forest Permission

TSA Timber Sales Agreement

UK DFID United Kingdom Department for International Development

UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WCL Woodcutting Leases

WWF-GFECP World Wildlife Fund - Guiana Forests and Environment Conservation Project

ABP Associated British Ports

BBOP Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program

BCC Biodiversity Conservation Certificates (Malaysia)

BLM Bureau of Land Management (US)

BTAU Biodiversity Technical Assistance Units

CA DFG California Department of Fish and Game

CBD Convention on Biological Diversity

CONABIO Comision Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (Mexico)

CONAFOR Comisión Nacional Forestal (Mexico)

DbD Development by Design (TNC)

DFO Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada)

EEAA Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

EIA Environmental Impact Assessment

ELD Environmental Liability Directive (EU)

ELI Environmental Law Institute

EM Ecosystem Marketplace

EMP Environmental Management Plan (Mexico)

EPBC Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Australia)

EPE Environmental Protection Enactment (Malaysia)

ESA Endangered Species Act

ESC Environmental Services Certificate (Paraguay)

ESIA Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

EU European Union

EVC Ecological vegetation class (Australia)

FCA Fundo de Compensação Ambiental (Brazil)

FOIA Freedom of Information Act (US)

HADD Harmful alteration, disruption or destruction (Canada)

HCT Habitat credit trading (US)

HCV High Conservation Value

ICMBio Instituto Chicho Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (Brazil)

IDEA Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental (Paraguay)

IFC International Finance Corporation

ILF In-lieu fee

IMR Impact Mitigation Regulations (Germany)

INE Instituto Nacional de Ecología (Mexico)

INFOR Instituto Forestal (Chile)

IPBES Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature

LGA Ley General del Ambiente (Argentina)

LGEEPA Ley General de Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Ambiente (Mexico)

LOTs Large old trees (Australia)

LPNMA Lei da Política Nacional do Meio Ambiente (Brazil)

MHHC Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

NEMA National Environmental Management Act (South Africa)

NGO Non-governmental organization

NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service (US)

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (US)

NSW New South Wales (Australia)

NSW DECCW NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

OEM Office of Environmental Markets

PAE Plan d’Action Environnementale (Madagascar)

PEMEX Petróleos Mexicanos

PES Payments for Ecosystem Services

PRC People’s Republic of China

PROFEPA Procuraduría Federal de Protección Ambiental (Mexico)

PVP Property Vegetation Plan (Australia)

QMM QIT Madagascar Minerals

REDD Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

RVMC Regional Vegetation Management Code (Australia)

SANBI South African National Biodiversity Institute

SEB Significant Environmental Benefit (Australia)

SEMARNAT Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Mexico)

SNUC Sistema Nacional de Unidades de Conservação (Brazil)

TNC The Nature Conservancy

UCTF Uganda Conservation Trust Fund

US ACE US Army Corps of Engineers

US EPA US Environmental Protection Agency

US FWS US Fish and Wildlife Service

UWA Uganda Wildlife Authority

WCS Wildlife Conservation Society

WWF World Wildlife Fund