Learning for Nature Podcast

Learning for Nature's podcasts feature conversations with Indigenous peoples and local communities that demonstrate exceptional achievements in promoting nature-based solutions for sustainable development. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Latest episodes

24 January

In this episode, we explore the  impactful work of the “Young Emerging Farmers Initiative” (YEFI) in Zambia. YEFI aims to empower young people, particularly those in rural areas, to adopt sustainable farming practices. Committed to creating job opportunities, YEFI also seeks to change the perception of agriculture among young people, highlighting the importance of environmental stewardship.

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8 January

Immerse yourself in the inspiring journey of the Uru Uru team in Bolivia, winners of the Equator Prize 2023. Learn about their efforts to revive and restore Uru Uru Lake polluted by chemicals and garbage and restore its precious biodiversity.

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8 January 2024

Discover the inspiring story of the Equator Prize 2023 winners, Perfect Village Communities “PVC Burundi.” This remarkable initiative aims to restore the health of local communities in Burundi by creating a natural fertilizer for their crops, engaging youth in farming, creating new job opportunities, bringing the community together, and planting trees to restore the environment.

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27 May 2022

Learn how Alex Villca Limaco, Defender of Indigenous Rights and Nature at the National Coordinator for the Defense of Native Indigenous Territories and Protected Areas (CONTIOCAP), has advocated for land rights and environmental protection in the indigenous territories of Bolivia on the world stage.

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1 October 2021

We spoke with Heylin Reyes, coordinator of women empowerment projects at the Association of Indigenous Women of the Cabécar Kábata Könana Territory in Costa Rica. Her association brings together Indigenous women to promote the use of traditional knowledge and practices for food security and medicinal purposes, enhance women leadership and indigenous rights, and protect the surrounding forest.

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29 June 2021

We sat down with Pablo Mis, Program Director of the Maya Leaders Alliance, to learn how the Maya peoples are promoting Indigenous grassroots development through legal land right protections and other forms of advocacy in Southern Belize.

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27 May 2021

We sat down with Ravi Corea, founder of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, to learn how to strategically mediate the ongoing conflicts between humans and elephants and promote sustainable livelihoods, protect wildlife, and achieve a harmonious coexistence.

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11 December 2020

We sat down with Nemonte Nenquimo to learn about the role of indigenous women in the movement for land rights and human rights. Nemonte Nenquimo is the founder of Alianza Ceibo in Ecuador, a Goldman Environmental Prize recipient and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020. This interview took place in the Newsroom of the Nature for Life Hub on 29 September after the Equator Prize ceremony that celebrated Alianza Ceibo as one of the 2020 winners.

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1 December 2020

We sat down with Nelson Ole Reiyia and Maggie Reiyia of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy to learn how one of Kenya’s first Indigenous-managed conservancies was able to restore food security and self-sufficiency in the face of lost eco-tourism income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 August 2020

This podcast features Roberto Borrero, a renowned indigenous rights activist and representative of Tribal Link Foundation, who discusses entryways for Indigenous Peoples to raise visibility of their rights in the United Nations system.

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