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December 17, 2008
Namibia Seals Deal Making Sperrgebiet a National Park
Namibians have made it to the end of the long journey to establish the Sperrgebiet National Park, the largest single-area proclamation in Africa in the past 20 years.
December 1, 2008
Western Ghats Region Launches
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund launched a major investment program in the Western Ghats region of India today.

November 19, 2008
Colombia Creates New Protected Areas
Colombian efforts to conserve some of the biologically richest land and water on Earth have resulted in three new protected areas.

November 19, 2008
News from the Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust team in South Africa shares a report and photos of capturing the team’s most magnificent leopard photo to date and what happened next.
October 28, 2008
Kenya Eco-factory Rallies Residents
In the biologically diverse but overtaxed lands of the Taita Hills, a clothing company is offering relief to the people, flora and fauna.
October 21, 2008
New Consolidation Grants for Brazil’s Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot in tropical South America will receive an additional $2.4 million in grant funding.

October 6, 2008
Armenian Group Fights Disappearance of Forests
In response to large-scale felling of trees, one group has made reforestation and raising awareness its mission.

September 24, 2008
Sustaining Conservation Gains
CEPF is embarking on a major program to sustain and advance the conservation gains made possible by its previous investments.
September 24, 2008
New Grants in Cape Secure Conservation Gains
The Cape Floristic Region, home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world, will receive an additional $1.68 million in grant funding.

August 26, 2008
Fires Threaten Georgia’s Natural Resources
Included in the toll of the recent fighting between the Republic of Georgia and Russia are damages from forest fires in one of Europe’s largest national parks.
July 10, 2008
Ranchers Help Protect La Amistad Forest
For decades the future of the Panamanian cloud forests of the Talamanca mountain range has been anything but certain.

June 27, 2008
Partnership Launches Label for Green Wines
The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative recently released its own label enabling consumers to identify wines produced in accordance with the initiative’s conservation requirements.

May 29, 2008
Training Journalists in the Caucasus
Journalists in the Caucasus are learning the art of telling a different story with help from the International Center for Journalists.

May 28, 2008
MacArthur Pledges New Support for CEPF
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.

May 11, 2008
Caught on Film: Carnivores in India
CEPF grant recipient Kashmira Kakati shares a report and photos from her camera-trap survey of carnivores in India.

April 28, 2008
Field Researchers Mark Manatee Milestone
Elated but exhausted scientists from a multi-national team recently captured and tagged a manatee in Panama.
April 28, 2008
Scientist Collars VIPs (Very Important Porcupines)
Ask Christy Bragg the obvious question – How does she collar a large, territorial rodent armed with sharp quills? – and she will tell you "Carefully . . ."
April 1, 2008
Building Communities Preserves the Environment
Our support is enabling the Fund for Biodiversity Conservation of the Armenian Highland to help rebuild economic stability for local communities.

April 1, 2008
Deforestation Linked to Extinction, Climate Change
Despite a new analysis linking global consequences to years of deforestation in Sumatra, Michael Stuewe can sum it all up in a word.

March 14, 2008
Norden Pines Briquette Plant Opens in Bhutan
A partner in the Himalayas recently launched a factory to make briquettes from sawdust and other wood by-products from timber already harvested for other purposes.

March 6, 2008
Fijian Island Beats the Rat Race
Eliminating invasive species is sometimes the only way to save critical breeding grounds for unique species.

February 6, 2008
Eco-Schools Heading in Right Direction
Schools in Calvinia, South Africa are using nature to help pay for needed repairs.

January 31, 2008
New Species of Elephant-Shrew in Tanzania
When Francesco Rovero saw the image captured by one of his cameras in a Tanzanian forest, he knew he’d never seen anything quite like it.

January 10, 2008
Does the Maya Forest Need More Roads?
An assortment of road projects has been proposed in the border region of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Would new roads be good or bad?

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Media Contact
Julie Shaw, Communications Director