Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Message From the Partners

Annual Report 2011
Partnership is the beating heart of CEPF. The fund connects those of us who make up its global donors with the organizations and people of even the smallest communities in the world's biodiversity hotspots, forging a thriving, diverse partnership with the resources and reach to address vital conservation needs.
In the course of the fiscal year, as the fund's granting increased to $135.5 million, the list of CEPF grantees working in the hotspots grew to more than 1,600. Meanwhile, the fund forged new relationships at the global level as well. CEPF donor partner the Government of Japan hosted the fund in Nagoya during the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity at events that brought together international conservation leaders to discuss the future of biodiversity and celebrate CEPF's 10th anniversary. In cooperation with donors l’Agence Française de Développement and Conservation International, CEPF held events in Paris and Brussels to engage European organizations and governments in conversations about protecting critical ecosystems. The events drew many participants, including guests of honor at the Brussels reception Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien van Oranje of the Netherlands, who share our commitment to protecting the environment for future generations.
We brought together stakeholders from different sectors within hotspots, including grantees and government and donor representatives. In Indo-Burma and the Western Ghats region of India, CEPF held participatory midterm assessments that will help guide the activities funded through the end of these initial five-year investments. In the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot in eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, CEPF conducted several stakeholder meetings across the vast landscape, resulting in not only a comprehensive conservation strategy-the ecosystem  profile-but also an unprecedented  collaboration that included CEPF's first engagement with the Saudi Arabian and Yemeni governments.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the many individuals, communities, organizations and entities who have joined forces with us to carefully analyze and confront some of the most pressing environmental challenges around the globe. It is only by working together that we can stem the tide of biodiversity loss, ensure healthy communities and lay the foundation for a rich, vital future.

James D. Wolfensohn, Chairperson, CEPF Donor Council
Monique  Barbut, Chairperson and CEO, The Global Environment Facility
Robert L. Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Pierre Jacquet, Chief Economist, L’Agence Française de Développement
Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, The World Bank
Kenji Okamura, Director, Development Policy Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan
Peter A. Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International
See Also
- 2011 Highlights

- Document: 2011 Annual Report, English (PDF - 8.6 MB)