Posts Tagged: biodiversity

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Family planning takes a 360-degree approach  

In the elephant migration corridor near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a nurse named Happiness Chacha travels hut to hut to talk with villagers about family planning. Her work is a result of the Endangered Ecosystems Northern Tanzania, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to make both people and wildlife more resilient… Read more »

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Healthy Oceans, Healthy Women   

While the power of the ocean is undeniably one of our planet’s profound unifiers—regardless of geography, race or class—the effects of our transforming ocean are not always felt equally. Women and girls are uniquely impacted by these changes in significant ways.

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Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm  

This year, on Earth Day and beyond, let’s change the conversation and recognize not only the impact of environmental degradation on women and girls, but their unique potential to help us effectively put up a fight.

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How to Save Oceans with Contraceptives: A Radical Approach    

In Velondriake, a remote fishing community in southwestern Madagascar, a quiet revolution is under way that takes marine conservation beyond saving the environment to improving economic opportunities and offering health services.

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Watch this Award-Winning Video about the HoPE Program in Lake Victoria Basin   

The HoPE-LVB project reduces threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities. The project will develop and test two scalable models for building capacity and promoting an integrated set of Population, Health, and Environment interventions, which will be adopted by communities, local governments, or national governments.

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In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive   

I want you to first understand that people don’t lead their lives in silos. You see, the drivers of extreme poverty—like poor health, food insecurity or gender inequality—are undeniably interconnected. A person is not just affected by one, but a combination: one’s livelihood may depend on cutting down trees. Cut down too many trees, and the resulting environmental degradation jeopardizes that livelihood, which affects the family’s health and food security. It’s all connected.

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Are women our best hope for fighting climate change?    

An inspiring and enraging piece on the First Summit on Women and Climate Change in Bali. Complete with beautiful images and powerful testimonies from indigenous women around the world. “There is no difference between fighting for women’s rights and fighting for environmental protection,” says (Mama Aleta) Baun of East Timor. “They are equal.”

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Biodiversity and family planning – making the links  

Dr. Jeffrey McKee’s research on population and biodiversity was published in Human Ecology in June 2013. He joined other experts in a recent webinar to describe his research and its implications. “When it comes to addressing population growth,” Jeff said, “we need to do a better job with three pillars: education, the empowerment of women,… Read more »

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet   

GoJoven’s compelling take on the connections between people and the planet, through a Latin American lens.