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A sweet solution to a mammoth problem: using bees to foster coexistence between people and elephants in South Africa
It's true; elephants are surprisingly afraid of bees. It’s hard to believe that these goliaths are afraid of a small insect, but this fear may
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Honor the action: SGP reflects on 30 years of being an ally to Indigenous Peoples
After delivering over US$720 million to >26,000 community-based projects and changing countless lives in 136 countries since 1992, the Small
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GEF CEO visits Small Grants Programme organic farming projects in Indonesia
Indonesia, March 24, 2022 – Last week, the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, visited
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GEF Small Grants Programme supports US$250,000 for recovery efforts in Tonga
In response to the volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated the Kingdom of Tonga in January, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) – a corporate
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The Queen, the Crown and Conservation
Their vision: a world where humans and wildlife co-exist peacefully. Their mission: to support biodiversity conservation and foster sustainable
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Like water for tigers: Protecting tigers in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan by increasing local food security
As we enter the Year of the Tiger, characterized by universal respect and reverence for its namesake creature’s unique passion and fearlessness,
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Working to make a generational difference
Alba Verónica Vicenta Yacabalquiej Salanic is a youth, gender equality, and community governance advocate from Xecam, a village in Guatemala’s
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IUCN World Conservation Congress
During the IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Marseille (3-10 Sept 2021), two ICCA GSI side events were organized at the ‘Vital Sites for a
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Tajikistan: Supporting rural mountain communities to recover from COVID-19 economic impacts
In Tajikistan, mountains cover approximately 93 percent of the country’s land, with more than 60 percent of the population living in mountainous
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Guatemala: Transforming young unemployed women into tourist guides
In 2020, the SGP commenced an ICCA-GSI ecotourism project to train youth from indigenous and local communities living along the Sipacate-Naranjo
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Madagascar: Reinforcing indigenous conservation systems in government-managed Tapia forests
In central Madagascar, the Amoron’i Mania region is home to the largest area of Tapia forests. These endemic species are the last surviving primary
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Iran: Using Indigenous culture-based solutions to conserve the country’s important wetlands (ab-bandaans)
Iran’s ab-bandaans or wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems in the country in terms of biodiversity, indigenous culture, and various
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