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Biodiversity

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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The Gangwon Declaration is adopted at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Gangwon Declaration was adopted by delegates at the end of the high-level segment of the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

It outlines efforts needed to achieve the Aichi Targets and praises the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol; it also reaffirms the need for partnerships amongst countries in scientific and technical arenas.

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Uniendo fuerzas para proteger uno de los ecosistemas mas valiosos de America Latina

El Arrecife Mesoamericano, que abarca las costas de cuatro países donde viven 12 millones de personas, necesita de una respuesta regional para asegurar su supervivencia 

 

Joining forces to protect one of the most valuable ecosystems in Latin America

Spanning four countries and supporting over 12 million people, a regional response is the only way to ensure the survival of the Mesoamerican reef network

 

The GEF reporting on its activities in Biodiversity protection at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Today in Pyeongchang, Korea the GEF addressed the plenary of the UNCBD COP12 to report on its activities in the area of biological diversity . Mark Zimsky, head of GEF delegation and Biodiversity cluster leader presented the report that focused on programming efficiency, programming trends, portfolio performance, and resource mobilization beyond the biodiversity focal area. It also highlighted future programming opportunities in GEF-6, the sixth replenishment period of the GEF that started July 1, 2014.

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Belize Protects Rich Ecosystem to Curb the Effects of Climate Change

Washington, September 30, 2014 – Belizeans will manage natural resources more sustainably in Key Biodiversity Areas, and alternative livelihoods opportunities will be provided to local communities as a result of a US$6 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) project approved by the Board of Directors.

Assessing the Effects of Terrestrial Protected Areas on Human Well-Being: A STAP Advisory Document

The creation of protected areas (PAs) has been a central strategy of biodiversity conservation for more than a century. Increasingly, in the last few decades of the 20th century a new requirement was added – that the cre¬ation and maintenance of PAs should strive to alleviate poverty, and should in no case exacerbate it. The Durban Accord agreed at the Vth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress in 2003 was a milestone in the process of mainstreaming PAs in development agendas.
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January, 2014