GDF launches collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Lars Bjˆrk and postgraduate students Anneleen Kool and Hugo de Boer visited Marrakech from 8 – 12 February 2006 to set up an exchange between GDF, Uppsala University and the Natural History Museum of Marrakech. Gary Martin will give a course from 18 – 21 April on biocultural diversity at the Department of Systematic Botany, which is part of […]

Planting fruit trees in Amazight villages of the High Atlas

On March 5th, GDF participated in the distribution of 2400 cherry trees and 800 apple trees in six communities of the Imnane valley.† Organised by the High Atlas Foundation, the initiative was supported by local authorities, village associations and local NGOs.† Over 300 households received between 8 and 20 trees to plant in their agricultural terraces.† The fruit production will […]

New regional programme for southern Africa

GDF is broadening its global program of research, training and action to include Namibia and Botswana. Our aims are to promote local ecological knowledge and natural resource management initiatives and contribute to an integrative approach to conservation and development among marginalised, displaced and impoverished indigenous communities.† Hattie Wells, newly appointed regional coordinator for southern Africa, will be responsible for developing […]