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

EXPANDING BEYOND THE CONCEPT OF 'BOUNDARY PROTECTION'

Wetlands for Our Future

A recent study showed at least 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900. It is especially apparent in Asia, mainly because of extensive agriculture, booming urban development and climate change.

 

Kesling Wetland and Farmstead. Courtesy of David Cornwell (Flickr)

 

Parques naturales: una herramienta universal para la conservacion de la biodiversidad

 

¿Qué tienen en común las verdes llanuras del Masai Mara en Kenia, las impresionantes Cataratas del Iguazú en Brasil y las islas cubiertas de hielo de Svalbard en el Ártico?

Que todas son áreas naturales protegidas.

Women, key partners in promoting biodiversity and environmental farming practices

The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal and a priority for the organization


Small holder female farmers in Senegal, courtesy of the World Bank

Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crisis: The GEF response

Illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts is an emerging driver of biodiversity loss. The problem is particularly acute in Africa, where iconic mammals are under siege. Over the past several years, elephant and rhino populations have fallen as poachers slaughter them for their tusks and horns to be sold on the black market, mainly in Asia.
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October, 2014