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.    Jamaica's 'jurassic' moment In 1990, Edwin Duffus, pig hunter, walked into Jamaica’s Hope Zoo in Kingston and handed over a rather large lizard to zoo keepers. He had been hunting hogs in the Hellshire Hills, when his dog ambled over with the live specimen in its mouth. The lizard turned out to be a Jamaican Iguana, (scien...
 
Get down to work: Independent recovery efforts blossom into resilient climate action in Mexico
In Mexico, there is a saying ‘Tenemos pues que arremangarnos y poner manos a la obr...
 
Prosper under the Sun
Faced with the ever-increasing global demand for renewable energy, two Andean communities in Peru use solar energy to develop sustainable businesses. The production of energy is responsible for more ...

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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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Jamaican Iguana: Back from virtual extinction...
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Get down to work: Independent recovery efforts blo...
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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...
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Belize: Revising land management plans to respect ...
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Senegal: Launching ICCA-GSI projects in Pays Bassa...