SGP celebrates World Water Day 2016 by helping conserve the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site
Sarteneja, a traditional fishing community on the northeastern coast of Belize, is considered one of the primary stakeholders of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – World Heritage Site (BBRRS-WHS). The economic foundation of the community is based primarily on the traditional harvesting of more
Indigenous Women Present Natural Dye Fashion
On May 27th, the GEF Small Grants Programme participated in a Joint Side Event organized by the GEF Secretariat on Indigenous People at the 5th GEF Assembly in Cancun, Mexico. At the event, SGP presented an Indigenous Fashion Show featuring a project that protects biodiversity through the recovery more
Celebrating Indigenous Communities’ Contribution to Forests Conservation
The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness about the importance of forests and trees for our planet. One third of the world's terrestrial surface is covered by forests, supporting livelihoods for more than 1.6 billion people and hosting half of the world's land-based species more
COMPACT 12-year report launched at UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Since the year 2000, the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative has been testing an innovative model for engaging communities in the conservation and shared governance of protected areas considered to be the "global commons" of humankind. An initiative of the GEF more
Organic Apiculture as an alternative for the conservation of the natural resources
Land use change is one of the main causes of loss of tropical forests and their rich biodiversity in Mexico. With this forest loss, the mainly Mayan peasants in the SGP region of southern Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula become impoverished. Beekeeping is an important aspect of Mayan culture. more
Delegations at COP 16 Visit SGP Project
One of the conclusions of the COP 16 to be held in Cancun is that the forests can contribute to solving the problem of climate change and SGP has several examples that highlight the role of communities in contributing to forest protection. For this reason, visitors from 12 different countries more
Onsite Learning Experience Shares how the Mayan Community Adapts to Climate-Related Risks
On the occasion of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16), the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP), the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) of the United Nations Development Programme, and the National Commission of Protected Areas more
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