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  • Heaven on earth

    Mauritius is home to some of the most unique, rare and threatened animals and plants on the planet. Dedicated individuals and organisations have been working tirelessly to save these precious jewels for several decades.

  • Small island, big results

    The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago extends along the central northern coastline of Cuba for 465 kms, from Punta Hicacos in the west, to Nuevitas Bay in the east. This ecosystem is a treasure trove of remarkable biological wealth that is among the richest in Cuba and the wider Caribbean.

  • Communities come together to protect water and biodiversity in Colombia

    Working with community members and the local government, a UNDP project assesses vulnerability to climate change and proposes adaptation measures based on conservation of the ecosystems that ensure the water supply. The project seeks to expand and preserve the natural wealth of this site and improve the living conditions and economic well-being of local families.

  • The Philippines: Tearing down to rebuild

    Six months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • Climate-smart water

    Balancing the needs of some people in Sri Lanka, a UNDP project is working to revive the ecological balance that had been achieved in ancient times and ensure climate resilience well into the future.

  • To serve and protect

    With its unique landscape, dotted with Lemurs, baobab trees, and chameleons, few places on earth are as evocative - or as important - for biological diversity as Madagascar.

  • All access Afghanistan

    In a student hostel in Jalalabad, Afghanistan something extraordinary is taking place. A young woman sits on her hostel bed, bent over a textbook. This is Abida, and she is training to be a nurse in a country where most women haven't finished primary school.

  • Civil protection volunteers in Haiti: Putting others first

    Camp Perrin used to be a lush city but after hurricane Matthew hit the country, around 2,300 houses were destroyed and thousands more damaged. Volunteers were the first ones out just a few hours after the catastrophe to help the stranded population.

  •  Silent Roar : Supporting Snow Leopard Conservation for Sustainable Development

    Despite contributing significantly to the cultural identity of the diverse ethnic groups and nations that call the high mountain regions their home, the number of snow leopards is rapidly dwindling. In the 12 countries where they are currently found there are only an estimated 4,000 snow leopards left.

  • Banking on community: Inclusive finance for poverty reduction in DR Congo

    Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.