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  • Nominate a LAC Candidate for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    The deadline for nominating candidates for these awards is 15 December. There are many worthy candidates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) — my friends at Barbados Free Press, for example, have suggested a worthy one in the hopes that such an award will help boost tourism on that island. I am not […]

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    GEF Grants US$10 Mil. to Conserve Caatinga / FMAM doar $30 milhões para preservar a Caatinga

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Brazil: World Bank Approves US$10 Million Grant for Environmental Conservation
    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to Brazil’s Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães to contribute to the preservation, conservation, and sustainable management of the biodiversity of the Caatinga forest in the […]

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    Serra’s 21 Strategic Environmental Projects for São Paulo

    Monday, April 9th, 2007

    On 02 April the new Governor of São Paulo, José Serra [Brazilian Social Democratic Party (Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira – PSDB)], announced a series of 21 “strategic environmental projects” he said will guide his Administration and help one of Latin America’s biggest economies — and still the industrial and agricultural powerhouse of Brazil (accounting […]

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    The World’s Largest Rainforest Park

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    The North Amazon Mosiac of Protected Areas – Map by WWF

    Synopsis in English: On 28 February a French decree effectively created the world’s largest rainforest protected area in the northern Amazon. The decree created a 2-million hectare Parc Amazonien de Guyane (“Guyana Amazonian Park”) along the southern border of French Guiana, France’s “overseas department” […]

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    UNEP Honors Brazil’s Environment Minister as “Earth Champion”

    Friday, February 2nd, 2007

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) just announced its seven “Earth Champions” to honor in 2007, just ahead of its Governing Council (GC) meeting Nairobi. While I am sure most blogs and news reports will focus on Al Gore and/or the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this is The Temas Blog, so we’ll spotlight the […]

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