Restoring the land: Behold the power of restoring an ecosystem in Costa Rica’s Jesús María River Basin
The Jesús María River Basin is located in Costa Rica’s Pacific region, and covers 35,280ha of a diverse landscape comprised of forests, coffee plantations and fruit trees, mangroves, pastures, cash crops, water bodies, and urban areas, descending from a maximum elevation of 1,400m through to the coastal zone. The basin also consists of several sub-basins that eventually drain into the Pacific Ocean via the Tivives wetland - a Wildlife Protected Area – with its mangrove and estuarine system. Life Rekindled Through an integrated landsca...
 
Communities responding to COVID-19
he world has ground to a halt in ways few could have predicted, due to the impact of ...
 
A Bay in Jamaica Comes Back To Life
When high school principal Mervyn Tennant retired and moved to the fishing village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast, he had to witness a regular and heartbreaking sight—poachers killing ...

Our Mission

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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Restoring the land: Behold the power of restoring...
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Satoyama Initiative – Societies in Harmony with ...
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Communities responding to COVID-19...
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Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to...
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Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action ...
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ComunicAcción en tiempos de COVID -19...
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Restoring indigenous territoriality in Guatemala i...
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COVID-19 updates...
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A Bay in Jamaica Comes Back To Life...
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Life on Land...