A sweet solution to a mammoth problem: using bees to foster coexistence between people and elephants in South Africa
It's true; elephants are surprisingly afraid of bees. It’s hard to believe that these goliaths are afraid of a small insect, but this fear may help save their lives. Even though their hides are essentially immune to bee stings, the soft, sensitive tissue inside an elephant’s trunk, mouth, and around their eyes means they will flap their ears, stir up dust, trumpet loudly, and flee in terror when they hear the buzz of a beehive. This vulnerability is now being used in the elephant’s favour, by enterprising and innovative groups ...
 
Honor the action: SGP reflects on 30 years of being an ally to Indigenous Peoples
After delivering over US$720 million to >26,000 community-based projects and chang...
 
The Queen, the Crown and Conservation
Their vision: a world where humans and wildlife co-exist peacefully. Their mission: to support biodiversity conservation and foster sustainable livelihoods and resilience for communities in and a...

Our Mission

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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A sweet solution to a mammoth problem: using bees ...
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Honor the action: SGP reflects on 30 years of bein...
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GEF CEO visits Small Grants Programme organic farm...
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GEF Small Grants Programme supports US$250,000 fo...
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The Queen, the Crown and Conservation...
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Like water for tigers: Protecting tigers in the re...
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Working to make a generational difference...
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IUCN World Conservation Congress...
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Tajikistan: Supporting rural mountain communities ...
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Guatemala: Transforming young unemployed women in...