Thursday, May 24, 2007

Equator Prize Winners

This year's Equator Prize was announced yesterday.

Five community groups from the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America won the United Nations-backed Equator Prize today for their initiatives to alleviate poverty while conserving local biodiversity.

The winners include marine and grassland conservation projects in Africa, a farmers education organization in Bangladesh, and two agricultural cooperatives that have improved environmental sustainability while creating jobs for over 700 women in Latin America. For more specifics you can read about the different projects here.