The Equator Prize is one of one of the United Nation’s most prestigious awards for environmental protection and climate resilience. It is awarded biennially to projects that show outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Winning projects are also recognised for their contribution to the SDGs and positive nature-based solutions. You can find more information about the Equator Prize on the Equator Initiate Website.
In Tanzania, the Hadza were honoured for their forest conservation efforts, whilst in Vanuatu, the indigenous Ser-Thiac family business was recognised for protecting their ecosystem and increasing climate change resilience. These projects were selected from a pool of 847 nominations from across the globe. You can view them, and the other successful projects, on the Equator Prize 2019 Winners page.
We congratulate the communities of the Loru Forest and Yaeda Valley projects for their hard work and commitment to promoting environmental integrity over the past years. We also thank the project coordinators (Live&Learn and Carbon Tanzania respectively), for their continued support to the communities and partnership with Plan Vivo.