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SusGren Junior Ranger Program

Project Info

Project Name

SusGren Junior Ranger Program

Donors

The Philip Stephenson Foundation (PSF), OAS-Reef Fix Project, USAID

Location

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Background

SusGren’s work in the Grenadines focuses on 6 different areas that contribute to our long-term vision:
Civil society organizations and individuals in the Grenadines will be applying enhanced capacity and motivation to manage natural resources wisely, resulting in measurable outcomes for environmental health and biodiversity conservation, sustainability of livelihoods and climate resilience.”
These program areas include:

Stewardship is about empowering stakeholders to play an active role in sustaining natural resources. It is about behaviours—or actions—that people take, individually (e.g. a fisherman throwing back undersized fish) or collectively (e.g. local residents organizing a coastal clean-up). There are plenty of people who would take action to protect the environment with the right encouragement, and stewardship programs can mobilize them. SusGren will focus on mobilizing people for action to protect the environment, fostering widespread changes in behaviour to benefit environmental health, and stewardship of geographic areas with high socio-ecological value.

Many community-based organizations throughout the Grenadines have goals that are harmonized with SusGren’s vision and mission. Supporting these organizations to become more efficient and effective will enable them to achieve more outcomes that reflect our shared goals. Capacity can be built through training programs and mentorship tailored to address the needs of organizations.

Well-managed Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) are one of the most effective tools for safeguarding marine ecosystems and the fisheries they support. SusGren will build on its past success with the Grenadines Network of MMAs to further develop the capacity of the seven MMAs in Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and enable them to achieve greater outcomes for conservation of resources and benefits to stakeholders.

Well-managed Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) are one of the most effective tools for safeguarding marine ecosystems and the fisheries they support. SusGren will build on its past success with the Grenadines Network of MMAs to further develop the capacity of the seven MMAs in Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and enable them to achieve greater outcomes for conservation of resources and benefits to stakeholders.

The development of livelihoods is of critical need in the Grenadines. SusGren aims to support a diversity of livelihood opportunities that do not destroy biodiversity or deplete natural resources for future generations. SusGren hopes to reduce pressure on natural capital and biodiversity in the Grenadines, increase the resilience of communities in the face of climate change, and create economic incentives for sustainable resource management. Sustainable livelihood development can involve improving the sustainability of livelihoods that are presently having a negative impact on the environment to lessen or eliminate the negative impact, or developing alternative livelihood options. SusGren works with fisheries to rebuild resources, strengthen fisher organizations and improve livelihoods, while developing sustainable alternatives in agriculture and tourism.

Communities in the Grenadines are experiencing the impacts of climate change in the form of sea-level rise, and changes in the predictability of seasons and temperature. To cope with these changes, SusGren is supporting the fight against climate change through developing plans to decrease climate change vulnerability. This involves educating people about the causes and impacts of climate change, and investing in climate-resilient infrastructure and nature-based adaptation measures.

Underpinning all of SusGren’s program areas is the institutional strengthening of SusGren itself. Making SusGren more effective will increase our ability to deliver our programs and achieve our mission. In 2018, an organizational capacity needs assessment was completed. Using results from this assessment, and recognising the need to integrate gender considerations into programs, SusGren will focus on specific priorities in the following areas:
 
  • Governance
  • Human and financial resources
  • External communication and partnership-building
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Gender integration

Financial Contributions

Help us preserve our precious resources for a sustainable future.

EC$
Personal Info

Please note that we only accept OFFLINE DONATIONS using Wire Transfer.

In order to make an offline donation, we ask that you please follow these instructions:

Wire Transfer

*Recipient’s Full Name:
Sustainable Grenadines Inc (SusGren)

*Beneficiary Address:
Clifton
Union Island
St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
1 784 485 8779

*Beneficiary Bank Information:
A/C# 6800235
Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
CNR Bedford and Grenville Street
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: 1 784 457 1844 or Fax: 1 784 456 2612
Swift Code: NCBVVC22

For International Wire Transfer

*Beneficiary Bank Information:
Correspondent Bank: Bank of America
Correspondent Bank Address: 1000 SE, 2nd Street, 13th Floor, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA
Correspondent Bank’s Tel: 1 305 533 2565 and Fax: 1 305 533 2560
Swift Code: BOFAUS3M
ABA Routing number: 066007681

 

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

Donation Total: EC$ 500.00

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