Stories

How to benefit local communities through conservation action: a young researchers workshop in Morocco

By Pommelien da Silva Cosme, Communications ...

In November 2017, 19 young Moroccan researchers gathered to exchange innovative ideas on how to transform new knowledge on biodiversity into conservation action that benefits local communities....

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Understanding cultural practices of conservation: an interactive workshop in Ait M’hamed

By Pommelien da Silva Cosme, Communications ...

In November 2017, GDF and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association staff spent the weekend in Aït M’hamed at a workshop focused on group discussions on current changes to local cultural...

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Festival season in the High Atlas – engaging with communities on conservation and traditional plant knowledge

MBLA team at the annual Asni Walnut Festival A ...

GDF's partner Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association was invited by the ‘Friends of Toubkal National Park for Conservation of the Environment and the Walnut Tree Association’ to join the annual...

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Training begins for 130 girls in conservation practices and indigenous plant knowledge

It’s all hands-on deck to complete the ...

Weekly training sessions to all 130 Dar Taliba students on topics ranging from permaculture cultivation methods, seed saving and water management has begun....

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Conserving threatened plant species to support community adaptation and resilience to climate change in the High Atlas, Morocco

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Conserving threatened plant species to support community adaptation and resilience to climate change in the High Atlas, Morocco....

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Seeds at the heart of first Community Exchange in Europe

by Emily Caruso, Regional Programmes Director, ...

The 1st European Community Exchange on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty was held 23-27 September 2017 in Barcelona. Designed for members of the European community working on issues surrounding seeds....

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Building a Common Vision for a Sustainable School Garden

Discussing the irrigation and educational aspects ...

Global Diversity Foundation and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association continues working with Dar Taliba Ourika to conserve wild plant species and traditional crop varieties for local communities, and train students...

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Creating Connections at the Okanagan Environmental Leadership Camp

by Susannah McCandless, GDF International Programme ...

This 7-day Okanagan Environmental Leadership Camp took place at Glimpse Lake on Syilx territory (Upper Nicola Band), gathering Indigenous youth interested in building their capacity to advocate for and protect...

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Creating Connections at the Okanagan Environmental Leadership Camp

Global Environments Network at the Conservation Optimism Summit

The Global Environments Network hosted the session ...

The Global Environments Network hosted the session "A New Generation of Environmental Leaders Embrace Whole Earth Conservation" at the Conservation Optimism Summit. GEN members shared their stories of contribution to...

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Global Environments Network at the Conservation Optimism Summit

Ulu Papar Tales: a booklet of 9 oral histories from the region

  Ulu Papar Tales, interviewed and illustrated ...

Ulu Papar Tales features 9 oral histories and tales of strength, conflict and peacemaking on Dusun territory in Sabah, Malaysia. ...

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Ulu Papar Tales: a booklet of 9 oral histories from the region

Collaborating in the Face of Change: Strategies for Biocultural Protection and Defense

by Angela Easby, Global Environments Network ...

The North American Community Environmental Leadership Exchange 2017 was held in Sonora, Mexico. An event to learn and share strategies for biocultural landscape protection, and through this work strengthen Indigenous...

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Collaborating in the Face of Change: Strategies for Biocultural Protection and Defense