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
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Zimbabwe
Responsible farmer
#Youth

Soil4Life

Soil4Life is a citizen-driven project determined to keep its feet on the ground and protect our soil through information, training and advocacy.

#Youth

Bee the Buzz of the Reserve

Fusing climate-smart technologies, sustainable education and the green economy, Otis Jeffers is championing bees at the UNESCO St Mary’s Biosphere Reserve on the Caribbean Islands of St Kitts and Nevis.

Proyecto Tití

The cotton-top tamarin is emblematic of the rich biodiversity in Colombia’s tropical north. To protect this endangered species and support local livelihoods, Proyecto Tití have developed an integrated approach involving communities.

#Africa #Women #Youth

The future is green

Mohammed Adnan El Guennouni is convinced that education can make the future greener. To bring this belief to life, he launched a citizen’s initiative encouraging young Moroccans to learn new skills through growing plants.

#Africa #Youth

Terre d’école

As well as vegetables, Terre d’école also cultivates academic learning, ancestral knowledge and environmental understanding. In the heart of the Congo, this programme aims to help children succeed at school, while also raising awareness about environmental challenges.

#Africa #Youth

ToT Workshops on Education for Sustainable Development

For the African Fund of Endangered Wildlife, training lies at the heart of sustainable development. This Kenyan ONG therefore places educational stakeholders at the heart of its approach.

#Women #Youth

Holau Vaka Taumako

Reconnecting with their ancestral knowledge and voyaging culture is essential for the inhabitants of Taumako. On this isolated Polynesian island, directly impacted by climate change, the elders set up the Holau Vaka Taumako Project to share their know-how between generations and with other islands in the South Pacific and Hawaiian regions.

#Africa #Women #Youth

Monavale Vlei Biodiversity Project

Monavale Vlei, a unique wetland of exceptional beauty and biodiversity in Zimbabwe, is under threat. Local inhabitants decided to take action before it’s too late.

#Women #Youth

Waru Fire Program

Martu people believe that preserving biodiversity in their country is intimately linked with ancestral practices. To protect their desert ecosystem, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) a Martu organisation decided to reinstate the pujiman fire regime in the Great Sandy Desert, Australia.

#Women #Youth

Amelëm: Tree Nursery

Determined to restore the forests of New Caledonia, 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.

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