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Capacity Development for Community Empowerment: The Case of the Mashpi Community

Capacity Development for Community Empowerment: The Case of the Mashpi Community

In the northwest part of the district of Quito, in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world, lies the Mashpi Reserve. A known bird watching paradise, the Mashpi community provides a sense of symbiosis between human and nature. However, despite the promise that Mashpi brings, a glaring problem persists: the government fails to prioritize its waste recollection services. Esteban Barriga, an EXCELerator 2021 alumnus, saw this and how the waste management issue has affected the Mashpi community, and decided to do something about it.

The Successes and Pitfalls of COP15: Why We Will Continue to Talk About Half

The Successes and Pitfalls of COP15: Why We Will Continue to Talk About Half

The recently concluded COP15 is a historic event, and it has given us much to think about. The gathering of world leaders and conservation actors has resulted in the drafting of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This is a landmark deal indeed, as it gives us a framework on how to move forward in the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity. However, while we acknowledge the significance of such a feat, we are also aware of its pitfalls.

A New Era For WILD

A New Era For WILD

As of January 1, 2023, Vance G. Martin has stepped back from his role as the leader of WILD. Read more about what’s coming next for WILD.

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  1. Yijing YU

    Dear President Vance G. Martin,

    This is Chinese Media, Southern Metropolis Daily. I wish this Email could reach you.
    Recently the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) is in progress in Kunming, China. President Xi Jinping in his keynote speech on Tuesday, pledged 1.5 billion yuan ($230 million) to establish a fund to help those developing countries that are most in need of funding support to bolster their biodiversity conservation efforts.

    We wish to invite Mr. Vance G. Martin to do a comment on the Chinese effect on biodiversity conservation and share your opinion on it. We would appreciate it if you could spare some time and answer the questions below by email, looking forward to your answer. Thank you in advance.

    The questions we wish to concern with are as below:
    1. In recent years, China is striving to fulfill its biodiversity conservation responsibilities and has taken a lot of actions. Are there any Chinese achievements that impressed you?

    2. How do you evaluate the effect China has done for biodiversity conservation?

    3. How do you evaluate the role China has played in global biodiversity?

    4. How do you evaluate the role China has played in global biodiversity?

    5.In your opinion, what should global society do to stop biodiversity loss?
    Sincerely,

    Southern Metropolis Daily
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    Email: yijingyu10@gmail.com
    Address: Nanfang Media Group, No.289, Guangzhou Middle Main Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.

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