Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Voices of CEPF

In 2010, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund marked its 10th anniversary of supporting civil society in conserving Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas.

In conjunction with this milepost, we celebrated the many communities, civil society organizations and other partners around the globe with whom we have worked to shore up some of the world’s most critical ecosystems for the benefit of people and nature. As part of this series, we’ll be featuring their perspectives in a variety of formats on the importance of conservation, the power of partnership and results.

Interview: Karl Falkenberg, environment director general of the European Commission, explains what the European Union can do to help defend global biodiversity and change behaviors.


Essay: Jean-Michel Severino of Project Syndicate showcases CEPF as an example of conservation-based development that improves human well-being.


Mediterranean BasinVideo: Gilles Kleitz of l'Agence Française de Développement on the Mediterranean Basin Strategy


Gilles KleitzVideo: Gilles Kleitz of l'Agence Française de Développement on CEPF Strategies


James WolfensohnVideo: A Conversation With James Wolfensohn, CEPF Donor Council Chairman


Kashmira KakatiQ & A: Kashmira Kakati, Wildlife Biologist in the Eastern Himalayas


Steve GoodmanVideo: Interview With Steve Goodman, Renowned Field Biologist in Madagascar


Tommy GarnettVideo: Tommy Garnett, Regional Director for the Environmental Foundation for Africa, Shares His Work


Denise RambaldiVideo: Brazil Native Denise Rambaldi, Director of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association, a CEPF-Grantee Organization​​​​​

See Also
Strategic Framework: Our 5-year vision & targets, FY 2008-2012