There are several charities that tackle poverty on a global scale that is aimed at providing feasible sustainable livelihood projects for those who live in under developed areas of the world. In India for example, the move of NGO’s who have initiated and continuously supported the putting up of communal biogas digesters has been going on for quite sometime and have proven that home-based fuel generation is possible. The project provides the technology and equipment to provide cooking and lighting through biogas production from human waste. These plastic digesters are constructed and donated to family groups who have them installed in their backyards as well as all supporting facilities such as piping and lighting fixtures. The family is then educated on the upkeep of the system and are left to fend for them selves. Many of the installations have been so successful that the need for wood in cooking and lighting has diminished considerably exacting less pressure on oxygen generating trees.
In other areas where nature has been under attack for generations, charities and various environmental groups have recruited people who used to hunt animals for the illegal trade as guides and protectors themselves to safeguard their previous quarry that are not on the top of the endangered species list. Tigers, elephants, rhinoceros and other susceptible species have enjoyed protection from the very people who used to hunt them who were, as the various environmental groups the best suited people for the job for their skill are unparalleled in tracking and finding these mostly secretive beasts.
Originally posted on March 1, 2008 @ 11:25 pm