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  • A force to be reckoned with
    Sep 8, 2016

    Rafilia Bakirova, the director of the Orenburg Reserve, is a force to be reckoned with. Of the 100 reserve directors in Russia, only 6 are women – and managing 5 different sites, Rafilia is the only female reserve director who works in a non-contiguous reserve.

  • Defending the Orontes: A community effort to restore a city lifeline
    Nov 3, 2015

    A resilience project in Syria has put together a 40-member team to clean up the Orontes, picking up garbage along the river banks and surrounding gardens and replanting trees and agricultural crops where possible.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Community development
    Mar 6, 2014

    Thanks to a new heating system installed as part of a UNDP-sponsored project, residents of Kazybek can now send their children to kindergarten throughout the winter.

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