The GEF Small Grants Programme to start in Russia during its Fifth Operational Phase
Launched in 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent more
The Kingdom of the Eternal Ecologists
Last January 31 at 12 pm in the Auditorium Complex Javier Perez de Cuellar in Lima, Peru the GEF Small Grants Programme in Peru, implemented by UNDP, launched the publication "El Reino de los Ecologistas Eternos" or "The Kingdom of the Eternal Ecologists". The publication includes a catalog more
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
November 2010 marked a historical moment for environmentalists in Botswana when Chinga, the only female black rhino at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, finally gave birth to her second calf in three years. This moment has been awaited for months, so the news of the new born male calf were well more
Project supported by SGP wins award in Brazil
The NGO "10envolvimento" ( 10-development), from the Cerrado region of Bahia State in Central Brazil, received the "Odair Firmino Solidarity Prize". The prize was awarded by the Brazilian Cáritas in November 2010. The project was selected among 27 projects from all over the country. The NGO more
Sustainable livelihoods through mangrove rehabilitation in El Salvador
The project "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources in "Vuelta Redonda" and in the Estuary "La Cruz" promotes community-based alternative strategies to rehabilitate populations of endemic species in the Jiquilisco Bay. Jiquilisco Bay is the largest expanse of brackish water more
The GEF and Indigenous Peoples Event at the CBD COP10
The GEF has been working with the local and indigenous communities on many of its projects and programs. On the occasion of the Convention of Biological Diversity COP10 taking place in Nagoya, Japan, the GEF presented this work at the official side event "THE GEF and Indigenous Peoples". The event more
SGP launched the catalogue “Communities contributing to Biodiversity”
On the occasion of the Convention of Biological Diversity COP10 taking place in Nagoya, Japan the GEF Small Grants Programme launched a catalogue of biodiversity-based products from SGP’s Latin American & Caribbean portfolio which demonstrates the linkage between the sustainable use more
Driving Innovation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia and the Pacific
Drawing lessons from field activities across the region, Masanori Kobayashi, IGES, emphasized the importance of linking biodiversity with income generation. This event highlighted the top 10 reasons for the creation of a global network of marine reserves. Noting that the oceans are in more
SGP participates in the Capacity Development Session of the Indigenous and Local Peoples Day at the Ecosystems Pavilion in the CBD COP10
On October 20th, at the Indigenous and Local Peoples Day at the Ecosystems Pavilion during the Convention of Biological Diversity COP10 taking place in Nagoya, Japan. The event "Capacity Building Experiences at the Community Level" was moderated by Eileen De Ravin, Manager of the more
Tortoise Conservation in Bulgaria
Location: Village Banya, Municipality Nessebar, BulgariaIn June 2008 Gea Chelonia Foundation initiated a project aiming to work for the protection and conservation of tortoises and their habitats in the Eastern Eminska Mountains, through direct conservation measures, sustainable more


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