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December 21, 2007
Council Selects Regional Implementation Teams
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund today announced the selection of organizations to lead implementation of its investment strategies for three of Asia’s biologically richest and most threatened regions.
December 10, 2007
A Botanist's Trails
The Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal embarks on an expedition to survey plants in remote areas of eastern Nepal on the foothills of the Kangchenjunga mountains.
November 30, 2007
South African Potato Farmers Join Conservation Efforts
Potato farmers in the Cape Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot recently announced an initiative that will enable responsible farming practices to help protect natural resources and dwindling water supplies.
November 30, 2007
EU Grant to Help East Africa
New resources will soon be available to support conservation efforts in Eastern Africa’s Taita Hills.
November 25, 2007
Investments Help Design Debt-for-Nature Swap
An historic debt relief agreement with the United States frees up tens of millions of dollars to protect Costa Rica’s lush tropical landscape
November 1, 2007
Harmony in Zanzibar
People and wildlife are living in harmony like never before thanks to a unique collaboration off the coast of eastern Africa on the island of Zanzibar.
October 5, 2007
Collaboration to Protect the Maya Mountains
It was on a 1996 expedition to the highest point in Belize that Derric Chan first encountered a stranger searching for the xate palm.
September 4, 2007
Replacing Dumps with Daisies
During a SKEP community participation meeting held a few years ago a local Namaqualander said, "We want the mine dumps to be gone." Now the Namaqualand Restoration Initiative is slowly turning this wish into a reality.
September 1, 2007
Support for Georgia’s New National Park
An effort to better manage the area surrounding a new national park in the Republic of Georgia recently received a funding boost from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
August 10, 2007
Protecting Yunnan’s Snub-nosed Monkeys
Communities and nature reserve officials are working together to protect an Endangered monkey found only in the Mountains of Southwest China Hotspot.
August 10, 2007
More Funds for Amphibian Protection
The Amphibian Action Fund, a small grants program that supports projects to conserve globally threatened amphibians, recently received a significant funding boost.
August 1, 2007
Plant Collection Expedition in Eastern Nepal
The Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal recently organized a 3-week field visit to study the floral diversity in seven Village Development Communities along the Lower Kangchenjunga-Singalila Ridge in the Eastern Himalayas Region
July 2, 2007
Saving Armenia's Forests
Approximately half of the land slated to become the Republic of Armenia’s first model sustainable forest was planted this spring.
May 22, 2007
Nature's Valley Trust Wins Kudu Award
Nature's Valley Trust recently won the South African National Parks Kudu Award for its contribution to community-based conservation efforts in South Africa.

May 18, 2007
Jisha Village Sets First for Environmental Law in China
An influential new textbook on Chinese environmental law has for the first time used the work of a local nongovernmental organization as a case study.
May 11, 2007
CEPF Council Approves Expansion
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recently won approval from the CEPF Donor Council for an expansion to three more of Asia’s biologically richest and most threatened regions.
May 11, 2007
Assessments Completed in Six Additional Regions
New assessments found that Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investments have helped build civil society as an effective force for long-term biodiversity conservation in six more of the world’s most threatened regions.
May 4, 2007
Communities See Brighter Future on Wings of a Butterfly
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology is providing assistance to forest-dependant communities through sustainable income generating activities.
March 16, 2007
Citizens of Caraíva, Unite!
The Atlantic Forest that once covered all of southern Bahia in Brazil has had more than its fair share of short-sighted exploitation and ecological mismanagement.
March 30, 2007
Protecting the Plants of Madagascar
Madagascar’s lemurs and chameleons tend to grab the conservation limelight, but the diversity of the island’s estimated 12,000 plant species is just as remarkable.
February 8, 2007
Green Gold™ Going Global
Colombian sustainable development group Oro Verde is seeing growing acceptance around the world of its Green Gold™ certificate for sustainably produced artisan gold.
February 2, 2007
Key to Park Protection Involves Good Neighbors
La Amistad International Park stretches across the southern end of the Talamanca mountain range, comprising a diversity of landscapes that range from misty oak forests inhabited by rare birds such as the resplendent quetzal.
January 22, 2007
New Management Strategy for Atlantic Forest Protected Areas
Brazil’s minister of the environment, Marina Silva, recently announced the creation of three new mosaics of protected areas in the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot.
January 5, 2007
Philippine Crocodile Comeback
Like most people in the province of Isabela some years ago, fisherman Samuel Francisco used to have mixed feelings about the Philippine crocodile.
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