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Posts By: Nicole Farn

The Next Generation of Conservation

By Sherling Guerrero Fenandez Grade 10 student, San Andres, BOSAWAS, Nicaragua I was born in the San Andres community in the BOSAWAS. I really like living in my community, bec... By Sherling Guerrero Fenandez Grade 10 student, San Andres, BOSAWAS, Nicaragua I was born in the San...

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Local Producers; Food Sovereignty

Many families in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua live a subsistence lifestyle by both growing small crops and raising a few farm animals. These subsistence farmers simply produce what ... Many families in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua live a subsistence lifestyle by both growing small crops and...

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Barriers. And Breaking Them!

The ground trembles underfoot as we cross in front of the pumphouse – the vibrations a telltale sign that the water pump has just kicked in, pulling water out of the gro... The ground trembles underfoot as we cross in front of the pumphouse – the vibrations a telltal...

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Planting Seeds of Forest Preservation

By designation, biosphere reserves promote solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. But with every acre that’s slashed, every tre... By designation, biosphere reserves promote solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity wi...

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Planting Seeds with Solar Power

JOIN US AT OUR DEVELOPMENT DINNER EVENT: PLANTING SEEDS! It was a sunny day when Change for Children’s field team first visited the community of Ismael Castillo – ... JOIN US AT OUR DEVELOPMENT DINNER EVENT: PLANTING SEEDS! It was a sunny day when Change for Children...

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Care-takers of the Community

Rosa Emilia rocks back on her red plastic chair, gestures wildly with her arms as she recounts stories of her 45+ years as a midwife, and fills her front porch with the joy of... Rosa Emilia rocks back on her red plastic chair, gestures wildly with her arms as she recounts stori...

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Circuit to Ride!

Even hidden behind the chin protection on his motorcycle helmet, I can tell that Kelvin is smiling. His cheeks are drawn up below kind eyes, and he extends a hand in my direct... Even hidden behind the chin protection on his motorcycle helmet, I can tell that Kelvin is smiling. ...

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Miskito Indigenous Women Unite for their Rights

It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women participants of the WIMPA assembly — a gathering of the Indigenous Women’s Organ... It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women parti...

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Mothers. Leaders. Advocates

MOTHERS. Drying tears and kissing things better, sure. Working inside and outside the home to support their family’s financial, emotional, and physical well-being – you ... MOTHERS. Drying tears and kissing things better, sure. Working inside and outside the home to suppor...

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Building Conservation Capacity

Our latest initiative in the BOSAWAS biosphere of Nicaragua, Local Knowledge; Global Goals, allows individuals to document environmental and human rights information and to co... Our latest initiative in the BOSAWAS biosphere of Nicaragua, Local Knowledge; Global Goals, allows i...

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