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Vietnam Mekong Delta

Vietnam is currently the second largest rice exporter. By 2030, rising sea levels in the delta and changes in temperature and precipitation patterns would expose 45% of the land to extreme salinization, and crop damage with rice productivity falling by 9%. Rice farming has impacted on both soil, underground water and freshwater availability. The extraction of ground water leads to reduction in availability of groundwater, further contributing to inundation of the deltas. Excessive use of...

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Greater Virunga landscape (GVL)

GVL is shared between Uganda, DRC and Rwanda, trans-boundary landscape. The Uganda part of the GVL can be a model for biodiversity protection, economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

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Indus Delta Eco-region

The Indus for All Programme was created back in 2007 and is still giving major directions to conservation programs in the region. It has structured and successfully implemented programs around poverty and the environment nexus, but it is now time to update the strategy with more sustainable financing and strategic objectives that would capture climate resilience and alternative livelihood opportunities, such as sustainable fisheries, sustainable production of organic products (indigo and...

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Central Annamites Landscape

In the heart of Indochina, rising above the coastline of Central Viet Nam, spilling across the border into Southern Laos, exists an intricate ecosystem teeming with extraordinary biodiversity, like nowhere else on Earth.

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Dawna Tenasserim Transboundary Landscape (Myanmar and Thailand)

The Dawna Tenasserim landscape is arguably one of the most significant landscapes for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia, and certainly of the Greater Mekong region. At 178,896 km 2 it is roughly the same size as the country of Cambodia and remains at around 82% forest cover. The Dawna Tenasserim is one of the last strongholds for iconic species in the region such as tiger, Indochinese leopard, Asian elephants and an incredible range of bird species. Primarily inhabited by...

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The Pacifico Norte landscape within the Choco-Darien

The Choco-Darien is an extremely biodiversity rich region recognised for its mangroves, estuarine forests, lowland and montane rainforests. It has more than 7,500 species of plant, 700 butterflies, and more than 1,500 birds, as well as important populations of coastal species such as marine turtles and humpback whales.

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Kafue Flats, Zambia

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Biologically extraordinary: saving the Tsitongambarika forest in Madagascar

Tsitongambarika Protected Area is biologically extraordinary. These 60,000 hectares of tropical forest are home to 50 endemic species. After decades of deforestation caused by political instability, the landscape is now deeply fragmented and communities suffer extreme poverty with reducing ecosystem services and limited economic opportunities. BirdLife partner Asity knows that a co-management structure with communities, nourished by a sound financial strategy through carbon offset and...

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Restoring the Serra do Urubu-Murici corridor in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

To ecologically recover some of the last remaining tracts of the Atlantic Forest in Northeastern Brazil, this investment proposition brings together financial mechanisms, legislative progress and sustainable practices for long-term protection of this biodiversity hotspot.

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Organic shade-grown yerba mate with biodiversity at its heart

The Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse and most threatened biomes in the word. It is estimated that only 7% of its original cover remains to date. By developing an organic shade-grown yerba mate enterprise with the farmers from the Alto Verá District and the Mbyá Guarani from Arroyo Moroti Community, we are rewarding smallholders for their positive actions to conserve the forest and its wildlife, and creating forested corridors for a thriving biodiversity.

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Western Georgia Forest Landscape Partnership

Caucasus is one of the global biodiversity hotspots due to its diverse landscape and climate, and the historic connection between its peoples and nature. The Colchis region with humid temperate climate represents a highly bio-diverse and productive landscape between the Black Sea and high mountains, with forest cover at over 60%, and a network of natural rivers and streams. Lower Rioni river is one of the last spawning grounds of the Black Sea Sturgeon. This is one of the oldest cultural...

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TRIDOM Green Investment Partnership

In the heart of the Congo Basin lies the Tri-National Dja Odzala Minkebe (TRIDOM) Forest Landscape, shared by Cameroon, Gabon, and Congo-Brazzaville. With the area of 178,000 km² and only some 250,000 inhabitants, it is 97% covered with tropical lowland rainforest. TRIDOM is a unique wildlife stronghold: critically endangered elephants & gorilla and chimpanzee .  The protected area estate covers 24% (42,319 km²) . TRIDOM is also home to Bantou shifting cultivators and small-scale cocoa...

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