Biodiversity Boost

Among the positive outcomes of the recent Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was that over 15 protected areas of our world are to receive US $6.8 million for conservation.

These biodiversity areas include one with monk seals off Mauritania, and one in Sumatra where orangutans, tigers and elephants live, according to Ghana Business News

Called the LifeWeb initiative, this new conservation partnership led by Spain and UNEP aims to support mainly low income, developing countries and deliver benefits for both the protected areas’ biodiversity and the nearby communities.

rainforest 3The program includes improving links between existing national parks and marine reserves, and creating a protected area network, in West Africa.

The program also plans to establish new models of success similar to Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, which is generating almost $50 million a year along with 7,000 jobs.

For more information, see Ghana Business News.

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