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2021 December Highlights

December Highlights: 2021 Champions of the Earth revealed; new tools & facts for ocean-, community-led restoratio

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2021 ALL-FEMALE CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON RESTORATION

Meet the 2021 UN Champions of the Earth - a group of women fighting to restore our planet.

 

Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados is honoured in the Policy Leadership category for her powerful voice for a sustainable world from the global south, and has been a driving force behind Latin America and the Caribbean’s Action Plan for the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.


The Sea Women of Melanesia (Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands) are fighting to revive some of the world's most endangered reefs by training local women to monitor and assess the impacts of widespread coral bleaching through a combination of science, diving skills and indigenous knowledge.


Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Uganda) works to restore the relationship between humans and wildlife. She is honoured in the Science and Innovation category as the first-ever wildlife veterinarian of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, and a recognised world authority on primates and zoonotic diseases.


Maria Kolesnikova (Kyrgyz Republic) reimagines a cleaner future for the next generation. She is an environmental activist, youth advocate and head of MoveGreen, an organization working to monitor and improve air quality in Central Asia.


Get inspired by the announcement video and call on those around you to join #GenerationRestoration

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Seeing beyond the trees
New tools for ocean restoration

A new report by the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) found that only US$258 million has been invested in coral reef restoration - a small fraction of the US$1.9 billion economic value reported for coral reefs and associated ecosystems.

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Read up on what policy makers, investors and activists can do to boost coral restoration.


Seagrass beds provide habitat for seahorses and other species, and are an important ally in the fight against climate change. Learn how to revive them through this practical handbook.
Join the seawilding movement and see how a community in Scotland stepped up for seagrass and oysters.

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How to ignite ecosystem restoration in your community

Take a look at the IUCN Community-Organizing Toolkit for a step-to-step guide on grassroots action to revive Earth.