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December 30, 2003
Conservation Stewardship in South Africa: Landowners to Lead the Way
In the southwest corner of South Africa lies the habitat of one of the most endangered types of vegetation in the Cape Floral Kingdom—renosterveld.
December 20, 2003
CEPF Annual Report Available
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recently topped the $30 million mark in its grant investments to protect nature's biodiversity hotspots for people and prosperity.
Noviembre 2003
La Alianza para Bosques Lanza su Eco-Index expandido
Ahora, a través del Eco-Index, un recurso en Internet manejado por la Alianza para Bosques, es más fácil que nunca encontrar información detallada sobre proyectos de conservación en América Latina.
November 20, 2003
Patrols Protect Corcovado and Piedras Blanca National Parks
Illegal logging and hunting in Costa Rica's Corcovado and Piedras Blanca national parks and the unprotected corridor between them has posed a serious threat, with experts predicting decimation of the forests.
November 20, 2003
Rainforest Alliance Launches Expanded Eco-Index
Now it is easier than ever to find detailed information about conservation projects in Latin America through the Eco-Index, an Internet resource managed by the Rainforest Alliance.
November 17, 2003
Control Posts to Help Combat Illegal Logging in Peru
Illegal loggers in Peru’s Alto Purus Reserved Zone will find their activities much harder with the arrival of three new control posts.
November 16, 2003
Blueprint to Halt Asia's Bird Extinction Crisis
BirdLife launched a groundbreaking guide Nov. 12 to help governments and civil society prevent the extinction of Asia’s birds, one in eight of which is under threat.
November 11, 2003
Developing a Shared Agenda to Save the Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey
Key stakeholders met for the first time in October to discuss the need for a range-wide conservation strategy to help save the endangered Yunnan snub-nosed monkey.
November 10, 2003
Arroyo Expands Peñablanca Protected Area
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed a presidential proclamation in October expanding the Peŕablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape.
October 30, 2003
Building the Next Generation of Malagasy Biologists
A new generation of conservation biologists is emerging in Madagascar as part of a partnership project between Malagasy universities and WWF-Madagascar.
October 21, 2003
Outgoing Liberian Government Passes Forest Protection Laws
Just before a transitional government took its place in Liberia on Oct. 14, outgoing President Moses Blah signed three landmark laws representing an important step forward in securing protection for Liberia’s globally important biodiversity.
October 21, 2003
Building Capacity Key Part of Grant Process
CEPF and its partners who help coordinate implementation at the regional level spend extensive time introducing CEPF to civil society organizations and helping potential applicants understand the application process.
October 20, 2003
Rhino Protection Units Stop Poachers in Sumatra
Special anti-poaching units in Sumatra's beleaguered Bukit Barisan National Park are making a dramatic difference: zero rhinos killed and poachers, rather than rhinos, snared.
September 30, 2003
Saving Polylepis Forests in Peru
The Andean condor, often referred to as the bird with the largest wingspan in the world, usually takes the credit as the flagship species for the mountain range that runs the length of South America.
September 20, 2003
Talang Mamak, Groups Win Forest Protection in Sumatra
Local communities and organizations in Sumatra recently won a major victory with the cancellation of logging plans in the northwest of Bukit Tigapuluh National Park, home to one of the largest areas of remaining lowland forest on the Indonesian island.
August 30, 2003
Alliance Approves 19 Small Grants for Private Reserves
The Alliance for the Conservation of the Atlantic Forest recently approved small grants...
August 22, 2003
Guinea Fish Study Lays Ground for Improved Conservation
Biologists from Guinea and the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the United States have joined forces to produce management recommendations on the fish populations and habitat of the Coastal Mangrove Zone and Fouta-Djalon regions of Guinea.

August 15, 2003
CEPF Set for Expansion
The CEPF Donor Council approved ecosystem profiles and investment strategies on July 31 for the partnership to expand to two new biodiversity hotspots: Caucasus and the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya.
August 10, 2003
Students Get Off to Strong Start for Conservation Education
Amid the diverse student population of Kent University in England, a multinational team is nearing the end of an intensive 10 weeks of specialized training to become community educators.
July 14, 2003
Ecotourism Exchange in the Amazon Advances Community-Based Ecotourism
In the midst of the Amazon a unique ecotourism exchange program is giving community-based ecotourism stakeholders the boost they need.
July 14, 2003
The Meeting of Two Worlds in the Bolivian Amazon
A visit to the indigenous community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas in lowland Bolivia reveals an incongruity of times and cultures.
July 2, 2003
First Wilderness Management Courses Held in Cape
Seventeen field rangers and reserve managers participated in the first wilderness management training courses in the Western Cape, South Africa during June.
June 30, 2003
21st Century "Noah's Ark"
A multi-million dollar online resource launched in May to enable global access to photographs, footage and sound recordings of the world's endangered plant and animal species.
June 20, 2003
Haribon Foundation Champions Events for Philippines Conservation
The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources Threatened Species Program recently co-sponsored this year's Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines Symposium.
May 30, 2003
Monitoring for Conservation
"Monitoring is one of those things that means all things to all people - you ask 10 conservationists what monitoring means and they will all come up with something different," says Leon Bennun of BirdLife International.
May 15, 2003
Team Records Philippine Eagle
A survey team recently recorded the first sighting of the Critically Endangered Philippine eagle in the Peñablanca forests in five years.
April 30, 2003
New Program to Save Species In the Philippines
The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources has launched a comprehensive program to arrest species loss in the Philippines biodiversity hotspot.
April 20, 2003
Stakeholders Forge Common Ground in Succulent Karoo
More than 130 people attended a special event on 7 April in the heart of the Succulent Karoo biodiversity hotspot to mark the official launch of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund $8 million investment strategy for the region.
March 30, 2003
New Grants for Atlantic Forest Landowners
Small grants are now available from the Alliance for the Conservation of the Atlantic Forest to assist landowners in sustainably managing existing private reserves and creating new ones in the Atlantic Forest hotspot.
March 20, 2003
Eavesdropping on Elephants
Katharine Payne discovered that elephants use sounds below the range of human hearing. Now Payne and her colleagues at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are designing a way to capture this communication and use it to monitor Africa's forest elephants.
February 28, 2003
Planning Leads to Project Success in Côte d'Ivoire
National Staff Assume Management of Mont Péko National Park.
February 18, 2003
Environmental Foundation for Africa, Communities Restore Tiwai Island
While long sought-after peace has arrived in Sierra Leone, reconstruction poses new challenges to a country already ravaged by a decade of civil war.
January 30, 2003
Groups Intensify Anti-Poaching Patrols in Sumatra
Anti-poaching patrols in Sumatra's prized Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park will continue and expand as part of long-term efforts by the Indonesia Rhino Conservation Program.
January 20, 2003
Chiefs Join Bushmeat Campaign in Ghana
Clan leaders in Ghana wield more influence over their subjects than even Ghana's president, according to Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei, Conservation International's director in Ghana.
January 10, 2003
Interview: Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei
Leading CI-Ghana's bushmeat crusade is director Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei.
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