International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (

Filter: Ecotourism
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Blue Economy: Community Solutions
This publication includes examples from across different continents, ecosystems and cultures, but they all address the priorities of livelihoods and conservation in combination and bring benefits on both fronts. By giving local communities an imme...
26 Jun 2019 - report - project: 4690 - English [CCRES] Progress update: Developing a model to generate economic insights into local economies
A progress update on the Bio-LEWIE modelling project (fisheries and tourism). Published in January 2016.
23 Apr 2019 - experience-notes - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Assessment of climate variability and change impacts and evaluation of response options (a case study of Croatia) [Experience Note]
The aim of this activity was to provide the tools to influence the current practice of unsustainable coastal development around the Mediterranean. Croatia is one of the Mediterranean countries with highest ratio of coastal length per inhabitant. D...
27 Nov 2017 - synthesis-report - project: 3589 - English Coral and Giant Clam Gardens: Experiences and Lessons in Establishing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines
This resource book provides an account of the pioneering efforts of a coastal municipality in establishing payment of ecosystem services (PES) as a sustainable financing mechanism to protect and manage its marine resources. It is the hope of the ...
27 Nov 2017 - project-identification-form - project: 3589 Alternative Kudat Community-based Ecotourism Collective (AKCC) Brochure
The ‘Alternative Kudat CbEt Collective’ or AKCC was conceived in 2016 as a community-based ecotourism initiative to develop supplementary livelihood options for communities, thereby helping relieve the pressure on marine resource use at the Tun Mu...
27 Nov 2017 - publication - project: 3589 Beacons: Stories from the Coral Triangle – Philippines
This book is about outstanding partners who have succeeded in overcoming challenges and made a difference in their communities. It features community champions from the municipality of Taytay and Balabac in Palawan, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga...
01 Jan 2016 - project-document - project: 2129 - English [COAST] Project Document: United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Facility
This is about demonstrating and capturing best practices and technologies for the reduction of land-sourced impacts resulting from coastal tourism.
08 May 2014 - tda - project: 1252 - English Bay of Bengal LME Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) Volume 1
This document was prepared after the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) Confirmation Workshop held in Phuket Thailand from 13 to 14 February 2012. A TDA identifies, quantifies and ranks water-related environmental transboundary issues and the...




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