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Funding protected areas

Building fundraising capacity for protected areas Biodiversity conservation and the protection of the ecosystems is critical to the human existence. With the purpose to conserve the last pristine places protected areas are established. National Parks are the jewel of those protected areas. They serve not only the purpose of preserving natural and cultural heritage but…

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The 4 axes of development

by Julio Moure In a changing and globalized world, the search for alternatives is imperative for development and even for the survival of the people and their culture in a healthy environment. Following the preparation of the book “Alternative Community Development in the Maya Forest ” I could reflect on some of work done in…

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Sustainable Bee Keeping in Quintana Roo

Guest Blogger : Dean Dr. Francisco J. Rosado May THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING OF THE INTERCULTURAL MAYAN UNIVERSITY OF QUINTANA ROO Multiple studies have shown a downward trend of bees and pollination worldwide. Climate change is one, but not the only factor that is estimated to cause this imbalance. Beekeeping has become an important…

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Sustaining our coastal resources: ecosystem valuation

by Liza Agudelo Demonstrating the economic value of natural resources will enable policy makers to promote their sustainable use and conservation. Current economic development trends are rapidly diminishing and polluting our natural resources, and current management practices often fall short of implementing appropriate measures to guarantee these resources will keep providing the services we all…

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Bogotá – Rio + 20

by Damaris Chaves High Level Dialogue on Sustainable Cities, Transport, and Tourism/ Global Forum on Human Settlements #Planet4People was present at the High Level Dialogue Conference on Sustainable Cities, Transport and Tourism and the Global Forum on Human Settlements which took place in Bogotá, Colombia from the 10th to12th of August, 2014. My colleague Amos…

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“Raise your voice not the sea level”

by Erika Harms 5 minutes can make the difference 22 years ago the United Nations declared June 5th World Environment Day (WED), and since 1973 it has been celebrated each year honoring one particular theme. This year’s theme is “Raise your Voice not the Sea Level”. WED exists to create awareness and while it is…

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Welcome to Planet4People

by Erika Harms Yet another organization, you say. Yet many needs of the planet not addressed,  I answer.   Planet4People is born out of the concern of like minded people to do something to address the many unmet needs that lead to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015.  Together we bring experience, expertise and…

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