Cham Island Land Crab Conservation – GEF Assembly fieldtrip

This is the 25th anniversary of the Small Grants Programme of the GEF, implemented by UNDP. We provide finance as well as technical expertise and really empower the local community to be the agent of change for achieving global environmental issues and also addressing livelihood issues. So today, as part of the GEF Assembly, we have organized a site visit

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This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Timebomb | Foreign Correspondent

This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Timebomb | Foreign Correspondent

KEN KASIK: “My whole vision in life was to live on this deserted tropical South Pacific island. Watch out what you tell the Lord!” [laughs] MARK WILLACY (REPORTER): America tried to bury its toxic legacy here on a remote coral atoll. MICHAEL GERRARD: They covered it over with an 18-inch-thick dome and left. – Now the sea is rising and

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Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

>>JENNIFER NEWELL (Assistant Curator, Division of Anthropology): The culture of the Marshall Islands is a very community based, supportive, warm kind of culture. When there’s a disaster or a long-term drought, you know that your neighbors will look after you, you know that your family, wherever they are, will look after you. And there’s also a lot of pride in

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5 Islands That Are Going To Disappear!

5 Islands That Are Going To Disappear!

There are places in the world which are being eaten away as sea levels rise. What’s going to happen to them!? Hey friends, it’s Trace, thanks for tuning in to DNews! Whether you call it global warming or climate change, this shiz is going down — it’s happening. According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of

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Kiritimati (Kiribati) – Christmas Island Documentary – Between Sky and Ocean

Kiritimati (Kiribati) – Christmas Island Documentary – Between Sky and Ocean

Well, my name is Timei Keitaua I am 47 years old now. I am old. I am not from this Island I came here back in 1999 I am from the the capital, Tarawa. And I have met my wife over there, or she met me Tarawa is so crowded, my wife and i decided to come to Christmas Island

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Trailer – Kokota: The Islet of Hope

Trailer – Kokota: The Islet of Hope

It’s different now Now you fish all day and catch nothing. The sea is bankrupt. After so many years of farming, the island’s forest vanished. Eventually the land had no strength, no forest. The temperature is rising. This is the great tragedy of our island. The ground is crying. And, as the sun gets hotter, eventually all of our groundwater

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT ‘GARBAGE PATCH’ SOMEWHERE OUT THERE?

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What if Antarctica MELTED?

What if Antarctica MELTED?

This is Antarctica. Today, it’s mostly known for ice, penguins, and not much else. Or, in another way, Antarctica is easily forgotten, with some people not even bothering to include it on their World maps. But in modern times, we’re beginning to hear more and more about Earth’s southernmost continent. Mostly through news reports on melting ice, rising sea levels,

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