Coastal life and resilience: diversifying livelihoods and building resilience of coastal communities on Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
Located in the southwest Indian Ocean, the small volcanic island of Rodrigues is surrounded by an extensive coral reef platform that is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot and supports rich marine habitats full of endemic species. As part of the Republic of Mauritius - known as a top tourist destination for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters - Rodrigues has an economy still heavily dependent on agriculture, livestock farming, and fishing, with over one third of its workforce employed by these sectors. However, severe drou...
 
Global biodiversity goals cannot be achieved without Indigenous Peoples and local communities, according to three new reports
The world has reached a critical juncture, with the interlinked climate and biodivers...
 
Queens of their hives: a network of Mayan women produce melipona honey and protect biodiversity in Mexico
In the Mexican state of Yucatán, a group of Mayan women are the world’s largest producers of rare melipona honey, produced by a genus of neotropical stingless bees unique to Latin America. The work...

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Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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Coastal life and resilience: diversifying liveliho...
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Global biodiversity goals cannot be achieved witho...
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Queens of their hives: a network of Mayan women pr...
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Accelerating local action and innovation with Micr...
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Traditional knowledge for a sustainable future: ho...
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An ancestral answer to climate change: forest rest...
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Singing in the rain: improving access to water and...
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Hear her voice: securing rights of Indigenous wome...
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Our Lake, our Life: protecting their lake and thei...
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Indigenous Allies: supporting Indigenous Peoples...