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December 30, 2005
New Funds Herald New Era for Liberia’s Sapo National Park
A $975,000 grant from the Global Environment Facility via the World Bank is enabling Fauna & Flora International to significantly ramp up its support to Sapo National Park.
December 20, 2005
Urban Conservation Leads to Hope in the Cape
In 2003, a small community lacking proper housing in a southern township of Cape Town, South Africa, took advantage of the December holiday season to solve its own housing problems...
November 30, 2005
Journal Boosts Biodiversity Knowledge
Last month, the long-running Journal of East African Natural History published the first of four double-sized special editions that focus on research and conservation work in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya.
November 20, 2005
Community Conservation in Qinghai Helps Patch Holes in Roof of World
Stretching over a quarter of China’s land mass, the Tibet-Qinghai plateau rises to over 5,000 meters and is the largest and highest alpine grassland region in the world.
October 30, 2005
In Close: Coordinated Grantmaking in the Eastern Arc Mountains
Inaccessible, under researched, and under threat, Tanzania’s Rubeho mountains rise in the middle of the Eastern Arc, one of the least known ranges in the whole chain.
October 20, 2005
A Sky Without Vultures Points to Ecosystem in Peril
Populations of six West African vulture species have drastically declined over the last 30 years, according to the results of a survey in eight countries by Afrique Nature International.
September 30, 2005
Brazil Nut Farmers Crack Forest Conservation in the Tropical Andes
One hundred and thirty pioneering Brazil nut producers in the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios, Peru recently won formal Brazil nut concessions from the Peruvian National Institute for Natural Resources (INRENA).
September 20, 2005
Elusive Manatee Makes New Friends
The West Indian manatee shouldn’t be an elusive catch. Putting away an impressive 100 pounds of aquatic plants a day, it averages 10 feet in length and weighs in at about 1,000 pounds.
August 30, 2005
Malagasy Communities' Win Benefits Fish Eagle
Two community associations recently won approval from the government of Madagascar to manage wetland sites that provide important natural resources for their local villages and habitat for the Critically Endangered Madagascar fish eagle.

August 20, 2005
After the Flood – Big Business Helps Cast Watersheds In New Light
Rivers jammed with illegally cut timber, flood-torn villages hit by cascading mudslides – the devastation that hit the northern Philippine island of Luzon at the end of 2004 were the scenes of an environmentalist’s nightmares.
July 30, 2005
Back to School: Change Takes Root in Rural Bolivia
Successful conservation of protected areas and reserves has long depended on engaging neighboring communities.
July 20, 2005
New Wildlife Refuge a “Laboratory for Sustainable Development”
Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco declared Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge as a new protected area in June.
June 30, 2005
New Monkey Species Found in Tanzania
Scientists have discovered Africa's first new species of monkey in more than 20 years.
June 20, 2005
Wines, Mines, and Sustainable Development
Two charred eucalyptus stumps stand on either side of the track as you cross into Paul Clüver’s wine estate in South Africa.
May 30, 2005
A Missahoe Metamorphosis
Nyanu Prosper has been passionate about the butterflies of Togo's highlands from an early age, capturing thousands of them since 1982.
May 20, 2005
Fires Sweep Guatemalan Protected Area
Raging fires have burned 50 percent of Laguna del Tigre National Park since the beginning of March, consuming huge tracts of rain forest and wetlands in one of Northern Mesoamerica’s most important biodiversity areas.
April 30, 2005
Strengthening Livelihoods Secures Future for Forest
Integrating modern and traditional conservation in Kenya’s Kaya Kinondo forest is a challenge, one that can even involve community consultation with oracles or foretellers.
April 20, 2005
CEPF Heads for the Eastern Himalayas
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recently won approval from the CEPF Donor Council to expand to the Eastern Himalayas, a biologically rich region comprising Bhutan, northeastern India and southern, central, and eastern Nepal.
April 13, 2005
28 Grantees for New Caucasus Small Grants Fund
Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement about Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund support to small grant funds in the Mountains of Southwest China and Succulent Karoo hotspots comes news of a new $1 million fund in the Caucasus Hotspot.
March 30, 2005
New Partners Dig in to Secure a Flourishing Future for Plant Talk
CEPF has joined five leading conservation and botanical organizations in a new initiative to support Plant Talk magazine.

March 20, 2005
Making Conservation Work with the Private Sector
Innovative partnerships are key to preserving the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot, where urban areas and privately owned land dominate much of the landscape.
February 28, 2005
Aceh: Community Spirit Enables First Steps
Buildings and fields remain undamaged in the five small villages of Lampanah Adat, a traditional community of fishermen, farmers and foresters located just two hours from Sumatra’s northern provincial capital of Banda Aceh.
February 18, 2005
World Bank, CEPF Forge Greater Links
More than 30 representatives from the World Bank, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, local civil society groups and governments across Latin America recently met to explore how to improve linkages between the CEPF initiative and Bank operations.
February 10, 2005
El Pangan Bird Reserve Expands
When Fundación ProAves established El Pangan Bird Reserve in 2001, the group knew it was preserving one of the jewels of the Chocó-Manabí biodiversity conservation corridor.
January 30, 2005
Buddhist Leaders Protect Woodlands
At the foot of Kawagebo, one of the most sacred Tibetan mountains, successful sustainable land use and religious practice have gone hand-in-hand for the last 700 years or more.
January 20, 2005
Civil Society Groups Lead Relief Efforts
On tsunami-ravaged Sumatra, the daily business of many local conservationists changed overnight from working to preserve the Indonesian island's unique natural resources to leading relief efforts to help their fellow citizens.
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Julie Shaw, Communications Director