GNF - Projects in the Unit Sustainable Development
 

Our Projects in the Unit Sustainable Development & Development Cooperation

 

Projects in America

 
 
 Fish Stocks in the Middle Río Magdalena, Colombia

Fish Stocks in the Middle Río Magdalena, Colombia

Participatory tools for collaborative and dynamic management of fish stocks are being introduced in fishing communities along the middle Río Magdalena. The flexible setting of closed seasons and fishing quotas helps fishing communities adapt to the effects of global climate change on the timing of reproduction of commercially important fish species.

 
 
 Green Filter in four Latin American Countries

Green Filter in four Latin American Countries

The aim of the project is the immediate improvement of living conditions of the poorer rural population in five regions in Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico and Nicaragua. The green filter as the "natural" way to treat wastewater in constructed wetlands represents a plausible and viable alternative.

 

Projects in Africa

 
 Community Engagement in the Cubango-Okavango District

Community Engagement in the Cubango-Okavango District

Measures for ecological agriculture and sustainable forestry will strengthen people's livelihoods. Contributing factors include improved availability of tools, food security through training in reforestation and agricultural measures, and reduced risk from erosion, fires, and overgrazing.

 
 
 "Inclusive Green Growth" Strategies

"Inclusive Green Growth" Strategies

Enhancing local agricultural activities and protecting the environment for rural communities in the Kilombero District are the two most important aspects of our “Green Growth” in Tanzania themed work with the partner organization AWF (African Wildlife Foundation).

 
 
 Sustainable community development in South Africa

Sustainable community development in South Africa

In four communities in the KwaZulu Natal district, the inhabitants receive new and sustainable income opportunities through job creation in small businesses and the establishment of vegetable gardens. These measures contribute to the economic and ecological-sustainable development of the communities.

 

Projects in Asia

 
 
 Shrimp trade as a Basis for the Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems

Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems in Shrimp Trade

Sustainable shrimp aquacultures in South Asia require permanent establishment and support not only on site. Along the value chain there is potential for communication and interaction in order to promote the protection of mangrove and shrimp habitats. Here, all actors are called upon to make sustainable use of ecosystem services.

 
 
 Fisheries Management in Cambodia

Fisheries Management in Cambodia

In order to establish a democratically legitimated fishing committee, fishermen in the floating village of Phat Sanday on Lake Tonle Sap are supported by our project partner Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT). In addition, a no-catch zone will be designated and monitored within the community.

 
 
 Mangrove Protection in Sri Lanka and India

Mangrove Protection in Sri Lanka and India

As a contribution to climate and coastal protection, intact mangrove ecosystems are of immense importance. They also play a key role in maintaining biological diversity and as a natural resource for the local population.

 
 
 Udo Gattenlöhner

Contact

Udo Gattenlöhner

Executive Director

GNF Office Radolfzell 

Phone: +49 7732 9995 80

E-mail: gattenloehner@globalnature.org