EQUATOR PRIZE 2019 AWARD CEREMONY
Celebrating indigenous peoples and local communities pioneering nature-based solutions to climate change and sustainable development
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The Equator Initiative provides opportunities for indigenous peoples and local communities around the world to address the challenges of land degradation, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement in a socially equitable manner
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Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO)
Tackling acute human-snow leopard conflicts in Pakistan, Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO) protects Baltistan’s snow leopards by providing economic incentives to local farmers in 17 villages through insurance schemes and financial compensation against livestock losses following snow leopard attacks.
Since 2002 Equator Initiative has been supporting 208 local communities and indigenous peoples from 70 countries that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.
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