Under the leadership of local Dayak communities, Yayasan Planet Indonesia creates conservation compacts and community businesses that provide sustainable livelihoods, enhance local resilience, and protect intact native ecosystems.

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Public Foundation ‘Zhassyl Azyk’ utilizes sustainable alfalfa production to restore soil fertility, conserve water, and improve agricultural yields in a drought-prone region of Kazakstan, providing scalable solutions that address global challenges of food security, land degradation, water scarcity, and adaptation to climate change.

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The Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association is the first locally managed marine area in Kenya, a ‘small but beautiful’ initiative grounded in local community needs that has become a nation-wide model for sustainable fisheries, sea turtle protection, and small-scale businesses for better livelihoods.

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The Mali Elephant Project promotes social cohesion, reduces violent extremism, and protects a critical population of the endangered African elephant through dynamic community-led natural resource management, support for alternative livelihoods, and a youth ‘eco-guardian’ initiative in a conflict zone.

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This first community-based initiative of its kind, Mikoko Pamoja advances mangrove restoration through carbon credit-based payments for ecosystem services, and reinvests profits in the local community.

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Engaging at the nexus of nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and gender, Swayam Shikshan Prayog empowers 72,000 women in the drought-prone state of Maharashtra to act as decision-makers, improving their health, food security, and economic well-being.

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After their 192-hectare mangrove forest protected them from a devastating tsunami, the community of Baan Bang La rallied to secure forest management rights, a process which has ensured ecosystem health, increased populations of endangered species, built disaster resilience, and generated opportunities for small business owners.

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