Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Who We Are

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund unites seven global leaders who are committed to enabling nongovernmental and private sector organizations to help protect vital ecosystems.

L’Agence Française de Développement, the French Development Agency, is a financial institution at the heart of France’s Development Assistance Policy. It supports a wide range of economic, social and environmental projects in more than 60 countries.

Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. As one of the founding partners, Conservation International administers the global program through a CEPF Secretariat.

The European Union is the result of Europeans coming together to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent's many different cultures, traditions and languages.

The Global Environment Facility is the largest source of funding for the global environment. It brings 181 member governments together with leading development institutions and others in support of a common global environmental agenda.

The Government of Japan is one of the world's largest providers of development assistance for the environment. Japan seeks constructive measures and concrete programs to preserve unique ecosystems that provide people with important benefits and help reduce poverty.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. It works in more than 100 developing economies to fight poverty and to help people help themselves and their environment.​ ​