Croatia’s parks and protected areas that cover 12% of the nation’s inland territory and 2% of its seacoast are facing the need for one integrated management system. For one of the most biologically diverse territories in Europe, the problem stemmed from the way these parks were disconnected from each other, with huge disparities in revenues and access to funding, multiple duplicated tasks and no savings from economies of scale.
Today the GEF celebrates biodiversity worldwide by putting the spotlight on the protection of species and ecosystems in Small Island Developing States.
GEF Strengthens Financial Support for Efforts to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade
CEO Naoko Ishii discusses GEF’s four-year program at London Conference
Ban Ki-moon Visits Women-led Biodiversity Project in Peru
It’s Halloween time again, and around much of the world people are decorating with images of ghosts, vampires, witches, black cats, and, of course, bats. For the superstitious, there may be nothing scarier than the flying foxes of the Philippines, whose 2-meter wingspans make them the largest bats in the world!