The Spain-UNEP Partnership in Support to conservation activities in Volcán Barú National Park and la Montañona Conservation Area seeks to preserve the integrity of these Protected Areas, which is threatened by communities that live in or around the parks and poach for food, or clear agricultural lands within park borders in order to meet their basic needs.
This short film shows how through this initiative, Improved agricultural practices for fire prevention will help prevent further deforestation & forest degradation.
The Spain-UNEP Partnership for Protected Areas support to conservation activities in Takamanda National Park seeks to explore economic incentives to preserve Cross River gorilla habitat in Takamanda.
As illustrated in this short film, this project will, among other benefits, help protect both highland and lowland corridors of the landscape, effectively manage unprotected forests and ecosystem services and secure local livelihoods.
Gunung Leuser National Park harbors many species that represents Sumatran and Indonesian biodiversity ranging from ornagutans, to elephants, tigers, and rhinoceros. Restoring the natural habitat will also help preserve the cultural and spiritual traditions that make this area so unique.
As part of the Spain-UNEP Partnership for Protected Areas, this project helps facilitate the action plan for Monk Seal conservation in Mauritania.
This short film demonstrates how the initiative aims to protect the critically endangered Monk Seal and increase food security and income generation for the coastal community at the Cap Blanc Satellite Reserve.
As part of the Spain-UNEP Partnership for Protected Areas, this initiative supports conservation activities in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. This short film presents the objectives and positive impacts this initiative has on local populations' livelihoods.
Strengthening the management of the park will ultimately help improve wildlife conservation planning in the region. It will also contribute to law enforcement and monitoring, including Ebola health monitoring and promote eco-tourism.
Spain-UNEP LifeWeb Partnership to Raise Incomes and Improve Conservation in Protected Areas in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Protecting drylands is essential. Although deserts cover more than 40% of the planet's land area, they are facing dramatic changes as a result of global climate change, high water demands, tourism and salt contamination of irrigated soils.
This short animated film highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. The film also reviews the impact of forests on business as usual and on transformative solutions.
For every kilo of shrimp netted, up to 20 kilos of other sea creatures are needlessly killed. It's called bycatch and it makes shrimp trawling one of the most wasteful methods of fishing harming the marine environment and also damaging commercial fisheries. Earth Report travels to Mexico and the Philippines where the industry is trialling new nets and new practices that aim to drastically reduce the bycatch from shrimp fishing.
Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.