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World Bank and GEF to Support Tiger Conservation in Northeast China

BEIJING, March 1, 2016 The World Bank approved a US$3 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) last week, aimed at helping create the ecological conditions for recovery of threatened biodiversity in China’s Northeast, with a focus on amur tigers.

New Project Focuses on the Atlantic Forest of Southeastern Brazil

Early this year, implementation began for an integrated project dealing with climate, biodiversity and disaster risk reduction in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil.

Novo Programa Regional para proteger a Amazonia


Novo Programa Regional para proteger a Amazônia

 O Projeto GEF impulsiona a ação climática

New Regional Program to Protect Amazon

Joint World Bank Group/Global Environment Facility Press Release

New Regional Program to Protect Amazon 

GEF project gives boost to climate action


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Working Document: GEF/ME/C.49/Inf.02
Author: GEF Independant Evaluation Office
Council Meeting Document Type: M&E Information Documents
Council Meeting Number: 49
Council Meeting Type: GEF Council Meetings
Focal Area: Institutional
Keywords: Biodiversity , Impact , Protected Areas , Independent Evaluation Office

Protegiendo Juntos A Benguela

El gran proyecto actual del ecosistema marino de Benguela

El punto de encuentro de las arenas calientes del desierto de Namibia y la fría corriente oceánica de Benguela presenta una rica biodiversidad y parte de la más abundante concentración de vida marina del mundo. El Gran Ecosistema Marino de la Corriente de Benguela (BCLME por sus siglas en inglés) se extiende hacia el Norte de Sudáfrica, y a lo largo de toda la costa de Namibia hasta Angola.

Protecting Benguela Together

The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem

The meeting point between Namibia’s hot desert sands and the cold Benguela ocean current harbours rich biodiversity and some of the most abundant marine life concentrations in the world. The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) stretches northwards from South Africa, along Namibia’s entire coastline, into Angola.

The Kihansi Spray Toad’s Journey Back Home

When we look back at the lessons learned from our decades-long work in biodiversity conservation, the Kihansi Catchment Conservation and Management Project (KCCMP) and its central character, the tiny Kihansi Spray Toad, stand out as an unprecendented success story.

Namibia: Living in Balance with Nature

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Landscapes in Namibia are deeply interconnected. That's why protecting biodiversity in a complex, integrated manner with the help of Namibian landowners is vital for local communities and country's economic development.


Namibia: Living in balance with Nature

Despite its arid lands, Namibia is rich in biodiversity. To date, it has 20 state-run protected areas comprising nearly 17% of the country's total land area. These protected areas are a centerpiece of Namibia's tourism industry, which in turn sustainably supports the country's economic development.