Global Environments Summer Academy 2015:
Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World
The Global Diversity Foundation is pleased to announce GESA 2015:
Two photos by GDF photographer, Inanc Tekguc, from our GlobalGiving projects made it through to GlobalGiving’s 2014 Photo Contest. The photos feature Dar Taliba da Ourika Girls's School graduate-turned-director Jamila Boussetta; and a Dusun youngster from Bundu Tuhan determined to head out and explore her community's biocultural diversity firsthand!
The stories behind these photos:
During the second year of our project on Implementing Community-based Landscape and Resource Monitoring to Consolidate Voluntary Conservation, Chinantec community researchers gained important know-how in resource management through a series of capacity building sessions.
Since April 2013, GDF has been actively working with The High Atlas Foundation to establish fruit tree and medicinal plant nurseries in two rural townships of the High Atlas Mountains - Ait M’Hamed in Azilal province and Imegdale in El Haouz Province. With funding from the Darwin Initiative and the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, our goal is to enhance local livelihoods and contribute to plant conservation.
This year's Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA 2014) will begin with a five-day retreat in the Swiss mountain town of Kandersteg, thanks to support from the Salvia Foundation. The Salvia Goethe Retreat, led by Emily Ryan, is titled Dynamic Engagement, a Goethean Approach to Connection.
The International conference on Community-based conservation in Latin America: innovations in research and practice, being organised by COMBIOSERVE, will take place in Xalapa, Mexico, 6-9 November 2014. The conference will be hosted locally by the Instituto de Ecological (INECOL) and Global Diversity Foundation (GDF).
A feature article in a special volume of Terralingua Langscape (Volume 2, Issue 13). This article features a compilation of essays by seven GESA alumni, young people with a shared interest in protecting our planet’s biocultural diversity by integrating traditional wisdom with cutting-edge innovation. While representing the geographical and disciplinary diversity of GESA, each testifies to the inseparability of culture from ecology in the contributors’ respective field and locale.