Officials and representatives spared no time Tuesday getting straight to work on the second day of the 4th GEF Assembly in Punta del Este, Uruguay. After opening statements by the CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Monique Barbut, and Vice-President of Uruguay Danilo Astori, there were a series of statements by high-level officials of GEF agencies and representatives of GEF constituencies followed by six roundtable discussions in the afternoon.
International Day for Biological Diversity
A Day for Celebration… and Action
Biodiversity, the vast, rich and wondrous variety of life on Earth, is all around us. It touches every part of our lives. It enriches our minds, nourishes and heals our bodies, soothes our spirits. It clothes and houses our families. It connects us and fosters the business and commerce that employs us.
(The welcome message opens with Chinese greetings and continues in English)
April 19, 2010 - Trinidad and Tobago
On April 14th, the GEF Small Grants Programme, along with the Guardian Life Wildlife Fund (GLWF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a conservation program called Pride in Pawi, a community-based educational outreach and training programme to preserve the Piping Guan or Pawi -Pipile pipile- which is a bird endemic to Trinidad and among the most endangered cracids worldwide.
April 20, 2010, Artik town, Shirak region, Armenia
Guaraní artisan showing basketry
April 15, 2010, Province of Jujuy, Argentina