Celebrating Indigenous  Communities’ Contribution to Forests Conservation

Celebrating Indigenous Communities’ Contributio…

One third of the world's terrestrial surface is covered by forests

The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness about the importance of forests and trees for our planet. One third of the world's terrestrial surface is covered by forests, supporting livelihoods for more than 1.6 billion people and hosting half of the world's land-based species of fauna…

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International Women's Day 2014: "Equality for Women Means Better Progress for All"

International Women's Day 2014: "Equality for Wome…

In March 2014, the world celebrated International Women's Day

On March 8, 2014 the world is celebrating International Women's Day with this year's theme highlighting the importance of women and gender equality as agents of economic and social development. This emphasis comes in the light of increasing recognition that women's participation typically leads to better…

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Let’ s Go Wild for Wildlife! SGP welcomes the first World Wildlife Day

Let’ s Go Wild for Wildlife! SGP welcomes the fi…

World Wildife Day honors wild fauna and flora

World Wildife Day, which was celebrated on March 3rd, 2014 for the first time, honors the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and raises awareness about the wide-ranging ecosystem benefits they provide. This day was chosen to commemorate the signing of the…

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Launch of the 2014 International Year of the Small Island Developing States

Launch of the 2014 International Year of the Small…

SIDS have always faced a range of peculiar challenges...

SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) have always faced a range of particular challenges and vulnerabilities – isolation, limited land, and shortage of resources – which rendered the pursuit of sustainable development to be more complex. Recently, climate change effects such as sea…

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Australian High Commissioner Visits Water Harvesting Project in Jamaica

Australian High Commissioner Visits Water Harvesti…

Clarendon had long struggled with sustainable water supply ...

Australian High Commissioner Ross Tysoe, who was in Jamaica during the Diplomatic week in Kingston last week, took the opportunity to visit one of the Small Grants Programme's (SGP) community-based adaptation (CBA) projects in Pleasant Valley, - an area which had long struggeled with sustainable water supply issues.…

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Revitalizing Ramsar Wetlands in the Naghadeh plain near Lake Urmia

Revitalizing Ramsar Wetlands in the Naghadeh plain…

The Naghadeh wetlands were once a green and watery area...

Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest hypersaline lakes, has been suffering from shrinkage for decades but when its satellite wetlands in the south showed signs of severe degradation, a group of ex-hunters and teachers sounded the alarm bell. Being ex-hunters, they knew about the ecological values of…

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 SGP Turkey shares Responsible Fishery Experience at MEDPAN

SGP Turkey shares Responsible Fishery Experience …

Marine ecosystems have been seriously affected by illegal fishing...

Ms. Gökmen Argun, National Coordinator of SGP Turkey, was invited to share Turkey's experience on promoting sustainable, recreational fishing practices at a workshop convened by MEDPAN, the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean. The presentation was part of the 2013 Mediterranean Experience…

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SGP's work in SIDS featured at the SIDS Inter-Regi...

The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting (IPM) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place From August 26 - 28, ... read more
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COMPACT 12-year report launched at UNESCO World He...

Since the year 2000, the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative has been testing an innovative model for engaging ... read more

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20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more
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