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
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
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
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Panama
Peru
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Zimbabwe
CMC team collecting data in the Chesapeake Bay
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Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative is the first project of its kind in the United States, creating a regional network of community science/participatory science monitoring programs collecting data in a consistent way across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. To inform management and restoration decisions.

Yawanawá people from the the Yawanawá Life Plan
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The Yawanawá Life Plan

The Yawanawá communities have established governance and a plan to protect their well-being in the Gregorio River indigenous reserve in the Brazilian Amazon.

A garden in a sustainable school
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TAGMA

TAGMA is building the first network of sustainable public schools in Latin America. The aim of this association? To train change agents in all sectors of society, able to build a sustainable future.

A youth group learning to produce vegetables in an agroecological way
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Training Youth in production and processing of agroecological vegetables and fruits

Getting young people back into farming and ensuring the production of healthy food in Chile are two key issues for Maryanne Muller and her team. With the Origen Foundation, she has created an agroecological school in the Pirque region.

Eco-Patrol team helping to clean garbage
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Eco-patrol in the Far North of Russia

Involving communities in the far north of Russia in waste collection expeditions while taking samples for scientific research on microplastics is the particularity of the eco-patrol project.

Children at school in Uganda
#Africa #Women #Youth

Vash green schools project

To address energy poverty in rural schools in Uganda, Vanessa Nakate has come up with more economical and sustainable solutions. With the help of teachers and local communities.

Education for Sustainable Development in a rural community
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Rise for Nature

The Rise for Nature project was initiated by citizens, volunteers of CCREAD-Cameroon. A holistic and integrated approach that ensures it is fully community-based.

The Instituto Juruá conservation program
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Instituto Juruá

Rural communities have a central role in the conservation of biodiversity. Based on this conviction, ecologists and researchers formed Instituto Juruá for the Conservation of the Amazon.

Estaca student members of the Green Turtle project 2020/2021
#Youth

Green Turtle

To fight against ocean pollution and clean up ports, a group of students have come up with a beautiful technology inspired by nature. These engineering students have designed Green Turtle, a turtle robot that tracks plastic waste.

Conservation education programme workshop
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Community-Level Practical Conservation Education

To actively support conservation actions carried out by communities, the Impact Madagascar team created an environmental education programme that provides practical, long-term solutions and skills.

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