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Connecting the Dots
A podcast where, with the help of our guests, we will be "CONNECTING THE DOTS" between matters of access to Public Health and Safe Water and the balance between Humankind and Nature and how they affect Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.
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Humankind and Nature
A few months ago, AWF partnered with the CDF to fund their work in the unique and very species-rich Scalesia Forest endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Read about the outcome of this Project: https...  read more
Public Health
Last week we got to witness a significant breakthrough, both scientific and humanitarian. The World Health Organization approved a Malaria vaccine for the very first time. As this New York Times artic...  read more
Humankind and Nature
source: BBC*
"This agreement recognises their right to own and manage their Country, to protect their culture, and to share it with visitors as they become leaders in the tourism industry," said Environment Minist...  read more
Safe Water
Water scarcity and unsafe water can be issues affecting entire regions. But we keep seeing how, in many cases, these issues disproportionately affect specific communities within countries or regions. ...  read more
Public Health
Last year, AWF awarded a grant to the Bwindi Community Hospital to promote Batwa healthcare by having a nurse work closely with this community who has endured terrible human rights violations. Learn m...  read more
Humankind and Nature
Azimuth World Foundation applauds and welcomes the approval of Motion 129 by the IUCN. The motion "Avoid the point of no return in the Amazon by protecting 80% by 2025" was proposed by COICA together ...  read more
Humankind and Nature
While world leaders, scientists and activists gathered in the IUCN Congress in Marseille to discuss strategies to preserve biodiversity and halt climate change, Indigenous Peoples called for a seat at...  read more
Humankind and Nature
source: Nile Post*
In the words of justice Musoke, "the Batwa have been left disadvantaged, owing to their eviction from the said land (…) This has rendered them landless (...) destroyed their identity, dignity... ...  read more
Humankind and Nature
source: Bismarck Tribune*
The presence of bison in North Dakota is meaningful to people across the state. However, no other groups have more reverence for these majestic animals than North Dakota's Indigenous tribes. ...  read more
Public Health
In 2006, the Ugandan Coalition of Civil Society Organizations made a grave warning about the Batwa, a 60,000-year-old indigenous people: they were in danger of extinction. Dispossession of their ances...  read more
Safe Water
While we were building our partnership with Water Mission, we visited some projects in Uganda. We saw firsthand the impact these safe water systems have on so many families in so many communities. WAS...  read more
Humankind and Nature
source: The New York Times*
Read the icon's thoughts on climate change denial, religious fundamentalism, the capability for good and evil in humans and chimps, zoos and conservation, factory farms and veganism, an...  read more