Thiago Gomes successfully defended his PhD thesis in Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, last August. He also had a Rufford Foundation Small Grant accepted for an eco-cultural restoration project based on red-listed native species’ nurseries.
Four GEN members - Ugo D’Ambrosio, Anna Varga, Emma Courtine and Aili Pyhälä - reunited in Valsaín, Spain in March 2019 for the event "Territories of Life: Areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities."
The Mediterranean Environments Regional Academy 2018, held in Morocco, focused on the relationships between nature and culture in the Mediterranean, and in particular on the role of community-based resource management systems in maintaining the unique landscapes, seascapes and biocultural diversity they harbour.
The sixth Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA 2018) took place at the University of Oxford and beautiful locales in the surrounding countryside, bringing together twenty inspiring environmental changemakers from eighteen different countries.
Egleé Zent, project leader of the "Alleviating malaria in Venezuela" project, shares a detailed update on efforts to purchase and transport mosquito nets to three remote Indigenous communities to prevent further spread of malarial infection and catastrophic loss of life.
Yolanda López-Maldonado introduces cenotes (from the Mayan word d’zonot, “sinkhole”), its cultural and spiritual values, and what inspired her to direct her efforts to caring about what surrounds her: water!
Maribel Hernández López developed a language revitalisation project, with support from the Network's Alumni Fund for the purchase of a projector, microphone, writing and craft supplies for the project's educational activities.