For years, fishermen in the community of Les, in Bali, used poison cyanide to stun and catch the ornamental fish that supplied their livelihood. This left the local coral reef severely bleached and damaged. So the local people developed solutions to rehabilitate the reef's ecosystem in a way that would allow them to carry on with their traditional life and fishing.
A new generation of leaders is rising in El Salvador, tackling some of the toughest environmental and community-driven challenges in unlikely ways. This film profiles Douglas Chica, a young wetlands ranger who is working to protect marshland. He also hopes to inspire local youth to follow his example.
The spectacular marine habitat of Chao Lao Bay on the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand has suffered decline because of over-fishing, over-development, and pollution. But with the help of a small grant from UNDP, local small-scale fishermen have started to rehabilitate the Bay, using local knowledge and technology.