Biodiversity
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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SGP Egypt celebrates World Environment Day
SGP Egypt in partnership with the Arab Office for Youth and Environment -the National Host Institution for GEF/SGP in Egypt-, and the Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt celebrated this year's "World Environment Day" (June 5th, 2010). The event emphasized the UN slogan "Many Species ... One Planet ...read more
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Projects of SGP in Tunisia Highlighted in Film Produced by the UN
UNTV in partnership with SGP Tunisia prepared a video to promote awareness on the role of oceans in achieving sustainable development and highlight the impact that climate change could have on the state of oceans and marine ecosystems while addressing what needs to be done to protect the ...read more
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An SGP Project in Uruguay is Featured in the Newspaper La Diaria
A project to conserve freshwater species grows in the center of the country. In order to preserve freshwater species and educate the public about its importance, a group of residents of Paso de los Toros, Tacuarembó, members of the nongovernmental Organization called "Grupo de Acción Social ...read more
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Cameroon Project to Upscale after Visit from Professor Wangari Maathai and Former Canadian Prime Minister
Kribi-Campo coastal area, Cameroon Last November 2009, Congo Basin Forest Fund officials including Profesoor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Laureate and Goodwill Ambassador for the Congo Basin Forests and Right Honorable Paul Martin, Former Canadian Prime Minister visited a project supported by ...read more
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The UN Resident Coordinator Visits two SGP Projects in Lesotho
For the 2010 UNDP Staff Retreat in Lesotho, which took place on 17 – 19 March at the Leribe Hotel, a decision was made that the first day be dedicated to visit projects so that the staff could see the impact of UN interventions on the lives of ordinary Basotho. Of the six projects visited, ...read more
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SGP is mentioned at the Luncheon of the International Year of Biodiversity in North America
Last February 10, 2010, was the North American Launch of the International Year of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A unique event organized by UNDP, the Equator Initiative,Conservation International, Fordham Law, The United Nations Foundation, the ...read more
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SGP Project in Cuba featured in TierraAmerica
An SGP Project in Cuba called "Alternative Use of Natural Resources in the Coastal Community of Carahatas" was featured in TierraAmerica. The project proposes, the cultivation of sea sponges as an employment option for fisherfolk committed to abandoning trawler fishing. This is a copy of ...read more
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Miracle in the Mangrove Forest
The story of two SGP supported projects in Guapinol, Honduras was featured in TierraAmerica. A copy of the article is below. Miracle in the Mangrove Forest By Thelma Mejía Despite the political crisis Honduras has been experiencing since the Jun. 28 coup, women on the country's southern ...read more

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