A father and son team are planting a green revolution in Costa Rica by restoring a part of the rainforest, creating a new habitat for animals and plants and providing a source of income for local farmers.
Farmers in Guatemala are being encouraged to protect the rainforest in return for land use rights.
Famous for its Red List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is launching a “Green List” to highlight positive environmental projects. One of the first could be Kenya's Lake Bogoria nature reserve.
The population of northern Ethiopia is using sustainable fishing practices and eco-tourism to protect precious Lake Tana and at the same time eke a living from it.