Traditional knowledge and culture protect the last refuge of endangered monkey in Nigeria
Only a 15-minute drive away from the busy city center of Uyo, in southern Nigeria, one of the most threatened and lesser-known species of monkeys in the world still survives, thanks to a powerful local tradition in conserving the animal. “The people of Itam believe that it is a deity”, explains professor Edem Eniang, Executive Director of the Biodiversity Preservation Center (BPC) and a native of the area. Known locally as Adiaha Awa Itam, the Sclater’s monkey (Cercopithecus sclateri) is a small primate endemic to this region, which was o...
 
Launch of the new phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme: Supporting local actions for green recovery
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is excited to announce the start of its new op...
 
SGP Annual Monitoring Report- Results From 2019-2020
 The GEF SGP is launching the summary version of the Annual Monitoring Report for the reporting period 2019-2020. This report provides an overview on the concrete results achieved on global ...

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Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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