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Enhancing Conservation of the Critical Network of Sites of Wetlands Required by Migratory Waterbirds on the African/Eurasian Flyways.
This project aims to improve, on a sustainable basis, the conservation status of African/Eurasian migratory waterbirds, by enhancing and coordinating the measures taken by GEF-eligible countries to conserve key critical wetland areas that these birds require to complete their annual cycle, including their stop-over sites during migration and their stay in their "wintering grounds".
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean
The overall objective of the proposed project will be to assist participating countries in improving their watershed and coastal zone management practices in support of sustainable development. The project will include the following components addressing areas of priority concern: coastal area management and biodiversity; tourism development; protection of water supplies; land based sources of pollution; climate change.
The project will develop an agreed strategic action program for the sustainable management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine(LME) Ecosystem. The executing agency (FAO) would work with the 7 governments to address transboundary marine resources issues along the coast of this LME. During preparation, some opportunities for World Bank financing may arise to address the key issues.
The main objective of the project is to protect the Caribbean marine environment by reducing the use of, and reliance on, pesticides in agricultural activities. The project will assist Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to implement management practices and measures to control the use of pesticides in the agricultural sector.
This project has a primary focus on the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities. Three objectives have been identified: Reduce stress to the ecosystem by improving water and sediment quality; Strengthen regional legal basis for preventing land-based sources of pollution; and Develop regional capacity and strengthen institutions for sustainable, less polluting development. These three objectives will provide a strong basis for sustainable environmental management in the Western Indian Ocean region in the future.
(a) review and analysis of the extent and nature of land degradation and its socio-economic and biophysical causes; (b) identification and testing of available solutions (indigenous, new technologies, and policy and institutional changes) together with farmers, NGOs, and NARS; (c) development of improved solutions (technologies, policies, institutions) through participatory research; (d) assessment of the likely impact of solutions in solving degradation problems and designing monitoring systems for measuring impact; and (e) collaboration with researchers, farmers, communities, NGOs, policymak
The objective of this project is to enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding of below-ground biological diversity (BGBD) important to sustainable agricultural production in tropical landscapes by the demonstration of methods for conservation and sustainable management.
Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies
Environmental impacts resulting from the application of mercury in the processing of gold within the artisanal mining sector and their effects on International Waterbodies require concerted and coordinated global responses.
Building Scientific and Technical Capacity for Effective Management and Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity in West African Biosphere Reserves
The development goal of the project is to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity in six biosphere reserves in West Africa that are predominantly composed of savanna ecosystems. The project purpose is to systematically strengthen scientific and technical capacity for effective management of the biosphere reserves. This targeted intervention strategy has been designed to complement existing investments and projects within the biosphere reserves.
The development objective of the project is to contribute to the economic development of the Small Island Development States (SIDS) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) region through (I) the strengthening of existing and the creation of new protected areas; and (b) providing environmentally sustainable economic opportunities for communities living in the surrounding areas.