Unesco Green Citizens

Biodiversity

UNESCO’s commitment to biodiversity: connecting people and nature for an inspiring future

Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike.

Many solutions exist for stopping and reversing the decline in biodiversity. UNESCO’s diverse networks, programmes and partners have observed positive and inspiring seeds of change around the world.

Get inspired by UNESCO Green Citizens projects that act for conserving and transmitting biodiversity and get involved!

Learn more about UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme: https://en.unesco.org/mab

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Oceans
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Agriculture
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Senegal
Serbia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
#Women #Youth

Amelëm: Tree Nursery

Determined to restore the forests of New Calendonia, Dr Christine Poellabauer is working with local researchers to set up a vast tree nursery. The aim? Grow indigenous trees and share knowledge with the local community.

#Africa #Women #Youth

WaterWise Ways

In South Africa’s Cluster Gouritz Biosphere Reserve, the WaterWise Ways project has helped reduce water usage and change behaviours. How? By giving local inhabitants access to simple yet effective methods.

Conservation of sea turtles of Cote d'Ivoire
#Africa #Women #Youth

Conservation of sea turtles of Côte d’Ivoire

To protect sea turtles from poaching in the Ivory Coast, Spanish vet José Gómez Peñate has developed a protection programme that involves and supports the local community.

Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change Huñuq Mayu Peru
#Women #Youth

Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change

Working with farming families in Peru, local NGO Huñuq Mayu draws on ancestral knowledge to develop new ecological methods to manage water and improve crop yield.

#Africa #Women #Youth

WESSA Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools in South Africa give students the opportunity to actively contribute to the local community with a hands-on approach designed to drive positive change.

WWF Nature Academy
#Youth

Nature Academy

By uniting students, teachers and staff working in Protected Areas, the WWF Nature Academy paves the way for a new kind of Environmental Education in Serbia and beyond.

Jardiner mon école Laboratoire sur l'agriculture urbaine
#Youth

Garden my school

Vegetable gardens and allotments are springing up in schools across the globe. But how can we ensure these projects flourish over time? The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine coordinates the first online resource library for pedagogical gardens.

Future Conservationist of Africa Cheetah Conservation Fund
#Africa #Women #Youth

Future Conservationist of Africa

How can wild animals and farmers co-exist in harmony? How can cheetahs live alongside cattle? For Dr Laurie Marker, this involves reconciling animal conservation and economic development in rural Namibia.

#Africa #Women #Youth

The Kaydara Agroecology School Farm

Created by Gora Ndiaye, the Kaydara Agroecology School Farm in Senegal is successfully preparing tomorrow’s farmers and winning over young people often more tempted by city life.

Youth Association for Environmental Protection Mali
#Africa #Youth

Youth Association for Environmental Protection (AJPE)

In Kita Cercle, Mali, Djibone Sissoko unites young people to raise awareness about unauthorised bushfires and their devastating consequences.

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