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Trading Ghost Nets for Sustainable Fishing Gear in Guinea Bissau

Ghost nets constitute one of the major threats to aquatic life. Yet, artisanal fishers have long used those nets along the River Cacheu in Guinea Bissau. Recognizing the detrimental effects of ghost nets, fishermen and the GEF SGP have devised a plan to get rid of them...

GEF Partner Wins Prestigious Award for Creativity and Impact

Forest Trends, a GEF-supported organization has received the prestigious 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions for “bringing the value of forests into the modern economy.”

Coastal Communities in Indonesia Protect Coral Reefs to their Good Fortune

Indonesia’s coral reefs are a valuable but endangered resource, where coastal communities depend on the sea for their livelihood. A national coral reef management system ensures that it becomes sustainable.

Calculating the true value of nature is a tough task

Better communication is needed between the financial and environmental sectors.

Wetlands for Our Future

At least 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900. Managing extensive agriculture, booming urban development and climate change will be key for conservation.

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