rnAs families get together to cook Thanksgiving meals today, let’s take a moment to remember the many families that do not have access to safe, clean cooking facilities.rnrnPANGEA is thankful to all organizations and groups working on clean energy initiatives and ensuring the sustainable use of bioenergy and biofuels.rnrnOne way of showing your support is to tell others via Twitter or #bioenergythemes about existing organizations or projects which tackle this issue by supporting innovative clean cooking technologies.rn
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La France, en accueillant la COP21 à Paris, a marqué sa volonté de mettre en lumière les volontés individuelles, de les regrouper et d’agir avec elles en faveur d’un changement de nos modes de vie et de consommation.
Lors de son discours devant le Congrès, le Président de la République a rappelé l’importance de la COP21. Elle est un signe d’espérance mais également de mobilisation pour notre planète.
C’est donc avec fierté que Coral Guardian a reçu, de la part du Gouvernement français, le label COP21, qui récompense notre engagement, nos projets et nous encourage à aller encore plus loin.
Depuis maintenant 5 ans, Coral Guardian travaille sans relâche à reconstruire les récifs coralliens détruits par l’activité humaine afin d’assurer leur autonomie alimentaire.
Ces cinq années nous ont permis de découvrir l’ampleur du travail qui attend une association comme la nôtre. C’est un véritable défi, qui repose sur plusieurs piliers : l’éducation, la sensibilisation, la préservation et l’autonomie.
Depuis 5 ans, Coral Guardian répond à l’appel des populations locales de pêcheurs d’Indonésie afin de reconstruire les récifs coralliens détruits et de redonner vie à la biodiversité marine. Notre projet, à taille humaine, implique les populations locales et permet à ces dernières de continuer notre travail une fois nos équipes parties. Nous développons un modèle sur une approche universelle, nos projets sont ainsi duplicables et accessibles aux communautés qui souhaitent œuvrer en faveur de leur reconstruction de leur biodiversité marine.
Mais si notre mission nous amène à impliquer les populations locales indonésiennes, elle s’adresse aussi au grand public. Il ne peut y avoir de changement sans une implication de chacun d’entre nous.
C’est porteur de cette conviction et cet engagement que nous participerons à la COP21 qui se tiendra à partir du 30 novembre prochain.
Source : https://www.coralguardian.org/coral-guardian-participera-au-sommet-de-la-cop21]]>
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On June 20, 1994 Dr. Garber offered the first field course at LaSuerte to a group of 20 undergraduate and graduate students. In December 1999 a second biological research station was opened on on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua which began offering courses in primate behavior and conservation. Dr. Garber was appointed as the Director of Education and Research at both field sites, and from the outset maintained a set of ethical principles in which primate field courses were taught by highly qualified primatologists. Subsequently, additional courses have been added in various aspects of rainforest ecology, tropical entomology, ornithology, comparative skeletal anatomy, bat ecology, neotropical ethnobotany, and photography for field scientists, all of which taught by highly qualified researchers from various disciplines. Although most of the student projects have focused on issues of conservation, tropical ecology, or evidence of age and sex-based differences in primate diets, social interactions, or habitat utilization, students with the appropriate language skills and academic background have also conducted surveys on community attitudes toward ecotourism, rainforest conservation, and the effects of our field schools on the local economy.
Although income earned from cattle ranching had provided much of the initial funding to develop LaSuerte into a teaching and research station, given our commitment to sustainable community ecology, by 2005 we had successfully removed all of the cattle from the field sites. This allowed us to design and initiate a series of reforestation projects across areas of grasses, ferns, and shrubs that had previously been used as cattle pastures. The objective was to connect two patches of forest (that combined totaled ~150 ha). Our goal in developing a forest corridor was to expand the opportunity for individuals of various species to migrate between the areas and to increase the genetic diversity of primate populations at LaSuerte. We began with an initial planting of ~150 Trees along a narrow forest corridor. Most of these were native trees whose seedlings were collected from the forest, and nurtured in our onsite nurseries techniques developed by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Over the next 3 years an additional 812 trees were planted as a part of this initiative. Based on sample plots, approximately 75% of these trees have survived, with some trees having reached a height of 5m in 3 years. In 2009, we began negotiations with the Costa Rican government to expand the LaSuerte Reforestation project through government subsidies. These efforts have resulted in the planting of nearly 50,000 trees over the past 6 years that will not only help provide added habitat in the area, but will also allow for sustainable harvesting to subsidize the field site operating costs. In addition to other ongoing projects, the LaSuerte Reforestation project offers students the opportunity to participate in a scientifically based program of monitoring the survival, growth, and health of tree species in a regenerating pasture. Furthermore, students enrolled in our field courses learn first-hand about concepts such as restoration ecology, biological corridors, edge effects, and long-term forest management. Perhaps, most importantly by actively planting trees each student can feel that she/he is directly responsible for the continued success of these forests.]]>
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