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NEW YORK―Twenty-five local and indigenous community groups from across the developing world were presented with the Equator Prize at a gala event at the American Museum of Natural History this evening in recognition of outstanding work in biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction and adaptation to climate change. Of these, five were given “special recognition” and will receive US $20,000.
The award ceremony, together with a policy forum, were convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a host of partners to illuminate critical linkages between biodiversity conservation, healthy ecosystems, climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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