On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, USAID celebrates the achievements and commemorates the struggles of indigenous groups across the globe.
Tag archives for Biodiversity
New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.
Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point
Wildlife trafficking – poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts – is a major threat to the security and stability of nations worldwide. On February 13, leaders from around the world met at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to commit to take action on this crisis.
FrontLines: Depleting Resources
Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn more about the Agency’s long-standing investments in biodiversity conservation and natural resources management.
From the Field in Mozambique: Gorongosa Rebirth Gives Communities Another Chance at Life
After a 16-years of serving as the stage of a civil war that devastated Mozambique, today Gorongosa National Park is thriving. Read more >>
From the Field in Timor-Leste: Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation
Through the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, USAID is supporting Timor-Leste’s efforts to anticipate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters, especially in coastal communities. Read more >>
PEER Program Impact: Addressing Global Coral Reef Health through Science and Collaboration
In recent years coral reefs have increasingly come under threat from climate change, overfishing, pollution and disease. To tackle complex global issues such as this, USAID is tapping into the vast potential of the science and technology sector.
Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh
USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>
Photo of the Week: Making handicrafts in Guatemala
A member of a woman’s cooperative in Totonicapan, Guatemala, makes handicrafts as part of an environmental project that supports ecotourism and alternative income generation. Read more >>
Working to Preserve the Coral Triangle
Scientists warn that, by the year 2030, virtually all coral reefs in the Coral Triangle Region will be threatened by ocean warming and acidification, and human activities. Read more >>