The GEF-Satoyama Project has announced a second Call for Proposals for site-based projects in the “Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot” and “Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot”. This is the 2nd of two selection cycles, the first of which (in Nov. 2015) targeted the “Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot”. Proposals must be submitted by 23 February 2016.
The objective of the GEF-Satoyama Project is to mainstream conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services while improving human well-being in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). The project is part of an effort to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The GEF-Satoyama Project, approved by the Global Environment Facility and launched in September 2015, is being executed by members of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI): Conservation International Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies , and the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)..
For more details, see “GEF-Satoyama Project” Announces the Second Call for Proposals on the UNU-IAS website.