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2012 FRAMEweb Photo Contest Winners

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To celebrate our members and our collective work in Natural Resource Management around the world, we hosted a photo contest on FRAMEweb last month. Members shared inspiring stories so we could showcase their work in pictures with our larger NRM community. You'll find them featured on the FRAMEweb homepage over the next year, but before then, here's a little preview of what's to come with the first place winner and some of our other favorite entries!

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FIRST PLACE WINNER

CPALI is a a Conservation through Poverty Alleviation program. Its goal is to develop wild silk production as a conservation enterprise that can be adapted to any developing country where individual income is less than $2, where governments are unstable and where the conservation approaches that are currently being applied by international conservation organizations are not working. Here, a team in Maroantsetra, Madagascar, shows off a raw textile sample in November, 2010 before it is made into a skirt designed by Tara St. James of StudyNewYork for the New York runway in February 2011 (Submitted by Catherine Craig, President, Conservation through Poverty Alleviation, International)

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watermelon   

The Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea for Capacity Building & Biodiversity Conservation (PEGG) is a STEWARD program that started in 2009 and is funded by the US Forest Service International Programs and USAID/Guinea. These pictures are examples of work being done in Guinea to create Sustainable Livelihoods in the Upper Guinea Forest Ecosystem of Guinea in the effort to balance conservation with quality of life improvements. (Submitted by Jordan Kimball, Coordinator, PEGG, US Forest Service International Programs)

fish processing              canoe

These picture were taken in Kalimantan in 2009 during a stocktaking for community-based natural resource management(CBNRM) in Indonesia. (Submitted by Erwan Nurindarto, Forestry Consultant)

livestock in a field

A local Orma pastoralist enters his animals into the Tana Delta wetland in Kenya for grazing. Rules are applied when and to where this is allowed. People living in the heart of the delta have  temporarily abandoned their villages. The area is a crucial element in the chain of annual grazing for livestock keepers coming from as far as northern Kenya and Somalia. The water of the Tana river floods the banks and in so doing it rejuvenates most needed high quality grasses. Agriculturalists such as the Pokomo also use bank flooding to grow crops. The Delta is also an important area for some bird species and rare monkeys among other animals. Fishermen also make a living in the delta. Some communities, supported by foreign conservation organizations, have recently set aside an area and hope that eco-tourism will safe the area against potential negative effects of newly planned economic activities notably sugarcane growing for ethanol production. Other large scale proposals are for horticulture and biofuel crops. Upstream hydro-power dams might also create extra problems for downstream users.  (Submitted by Marcel Rutten, African Studies Centre, Leiden and Radboud University Nijmegen and Ulrich Pickmeier, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

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Author
Karishma Patel
Date
07/15/2012
Language
English

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