Grandma's Secret: Empowering Women through Solar Powered Herbal Teas
The 1980's textile boom in Mauritius drove many women to work in textile factories. However, when the textile factories closed, women became unemployed and could no longer send their children to school. "Women were still jobless, staying at home, suffering from domestic violence and having babies almost every year. So in 2006, after meeting with 20 women, all of them unemployed mothers, we decided to use their traditional knowledge about conservation to cultivate medicinal plants, conserve biodiversity and improve their livelihood." - Ano...
 
Less Turtle Bycatch, More Marine Diversity: Using technology to protect sea turtles
Marine turtles play a key role in the marine ecosystem of Malaysia. However, marine...
 
Jamaican Iguana: Back from virtual extinction
Declared extinct in 1948, the Jamaican Iguana was rediscovered half a century later in the Hellshire Hills. UNDP/GEF SGP’s strategic support to recovery efforts is now reaping major results in 2018....

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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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Grandma's Secret: Empowering Women through Solar P...
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Less Turtle Bycatch, More Marine Diversity: Using ...
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Jamaican Iguana: Back from virtual extinction...
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Get down to work: Independent recovery efforts blo...
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Prosper under the Sun...
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SGP Colombia shares lessons from its ICCA projects...
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SGP co-organizes the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration o...
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SGP and ICCA-GSI partners at the CBD COP 14...
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Benin: Preserving the sacred forests of Wèwèrè ...
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Malaysia: Finding a win-win situation on overlaps...

China Weekly on ICCA CoverChina mainstream media "China Weekly", dedicated the cover page of its December 2017 issue to GEF SGP China work to support ICCA. In addition this issue dedicated a special article highligting 5 case studies of the support SGP China provided to 5 ICCA communities in Qunan province, Laozhai village of Guizhou province, Mt. Laojunshan the core area of World Natural Heritage Site ‘The Three Parallel Rivers’, Bazhu village  of Yunnan province in the ‘Three Parallel Rivers’ area, and in Yunshu prefecture of Qinghai province. Summary of the article in English can be found in this link.