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Grandma's Secret: Empowering Women through Solar Powered Herbal Teas
The 1980's textile boom in Mauritius drove many women to work in textile factories. However, when the textile factories closed, women became
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Less Turtle Bycatch, More Marine Diversity: Using technology to protect sea turtles
Marine turtles play a key role in the marine ecosystem of Malaysia. However, marine turtles are now in danger. The once abundant leatherback
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Senegal: Launching ICCA-GSI projects in Pays Bassari, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to contribute to its long-term sustenance and reinforce its Outstanding Universal Value
On December 2018, the SGP organized ICCA-GSI workshops to launch two projects in Pays Bassari, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since
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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
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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
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SGP Colombia shares lessons from its ICCA projects at CBD COP 14 ‘Protected Areas day’
During the CBD COP 14’s Protected Areas day on 22 November 2018, Ms. Ana Beatriz Barona, the National Coordinator for SGP Colombia shared an
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SGP co-organizes the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration on Nature and Culture
On 24 November 2018, the GEF SGP was invited by the CBD Secretariat to assist with the organisation of the Nature/Culture Summit. Building on the
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SGP and ICCA-GSI partners at the CBD COP 14
The SGP and its ICCA-GSI partners joined the international community in “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet” at the 14th Meeting
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Benin: Preserving the sacred forests of Wèwèrè and Affougoussi through local action
The sacred forests of Wèwèrè and Affougoussi, in the communes of Bembèrèkè and Gogounou, are some of Benin’s 2940 sacred forests. Despite
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Malaysia: Finding a win-win situation on overlaps between customary lands and government logging concessions
In the state of Sabah, the Alab Lanas and Simbuan indigenous peoples are facing environmental degradation as their traditional community areas or
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Belize: Revising land management plans to respect landowner rights and protect biodiversity
The Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) is the oldest Community Conserved Area (CCA) in Belize. It was established in 1985 and is located in Belize’s
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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 obra’ which loosely translates as ‘we have to roll up our
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