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© CI/Photo by Olivier Langrand, CEPF small-grant recipient Rebecca Pradhan and her team working to conserve white-bellied herons
December 30, 2010
Eastern Himalayas Conservation Leaders Review Investment, Look Forward
During CEPF’s five-year investment, which ends December 2010, grantees from Bhutan, Northeast India and Nepal improved the management of more than 1 million hectares across 11 key biodiversity areas.
© Michele Zador, Haitian Hill Towns
December 30, 2010
Assessing Ecosystems and Needs in Haiti
Recently, Pierre Carret, technical advisor to CEPF, and BirdLife International consultant Joel Timyan travelled to Haiti to conduct a needs assessment on two critical key biodiversity areas (KBAs) in southern Haiti.
November 17th, 2010
Investing In Life
CEPF celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the launch of "Investing in Life."
November 4, 2010
Without Borders
Conflict is nothing new in the Caucasus. The region has seen kingdoms rise and fall, religions gain and lose favor, and territories become united, divided and united again by a number of diverse groups.
Harrison Ford
October 28, 2010
Harrison Ford, government leaders join CEPF anniversary book launch
Dozens of conservationists as well as government, business and NGO organizations showed support for biological diversity by attending the CEPF's 10th anniversary book launch in Nagoya.
Denise Rambaldi
September 30, 2010
Voices of CEPF: Denise Rambaldi
Denise Rambaldi
September 22, 2010
Donor Council approves the ecosystem profile for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot
On September 10th, the Donor Council of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund approved the conservation strategy known as an “ecosystem profile” for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity hotspot. 
September 8, 2010
CEPF Announces RIT for Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot
CEPF announces the award of the RIT grant to the Wildlands Conservation Trust to oversee investment in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot.
September 8, 2010
Call for Letters of Inquiry
The Wildlands Conservation Trust invites Letters of Inquiry for potential grants from NGOs, community groups, and other civil society organisations in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot.
Voice of CEPF: Tommy Garnett
August 30, 2010
Voices of CEPF: Tommy Garnett
Tommy Garnett, Regional Director of the Environmental Foundation for Africa shares his work in conservation with us.
August 30, 2010
Hunters turned protectors: hornbill monitoring guards in Kerala State, India
As a part of its tradition, the Kadar tribal group of India's Western Ghats region hunted hornbill birds.
Steve Goodman
July 28, 2010
Voices of CEPF: Interview with Steve Goodman
John Watkin, grant director for CEPF, shares his interview of Steve Goodman, renowned field biologist in Madagascar.
Cook Islands
July 27, 2010
Conservation Sites in the Cook Islands
BirdLife International has received a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to produce an inventory of priority conservation sites for biodiversity in the Cook Islands.
The SEED Initiative - 2010 SEED Awards
July 13th, 2010
2010 SEED Awards - Call for Proposals
The 2010 SEED Awards deadline for applications is 16th July. The SEED Initiative, founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN, is supported by the European Union, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, the UK and the USA.
June 30, 2010
Conservation Champions of the Mediterranean Join Forces with CEPF
Two champions of the conservation movement in Europe, the MAVA Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, recently provided crucial technical and financial assistance.
New Protected Areas in Threatened Atlantic Forest
June 24, 2010
New Protected Areas in Threatened Atlantic Forest
The president of Brazil signed a decree creating four new protected areas and expanding one other in the Central Biodiversity Corridor in the Atlantic Forest Hotspot.
Mustard Fields in Bloom in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park
June 21, 2010
Himalayas Journal
Julie Shaw reports from a CEPF Eastern Himalayas mission. Assisted by CEPF’s regional implementation team, she and Grant Director Dan Rothberg visited partners across the region.
May 26, 2010
Evaluating A Decade of Conservation
A new report is now available from an independent evaluator assessing results of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund during its 10 years of work.
Lush, verdant forest split by a rocky stream
May 18, 2010
Striving for Peace between Communities and Elephants
For the people and wildlife found in the North Bank Landscape in Northeast India, struggle is a constant.
April 28, 2010
CEPF Announces New Investment in Southeast Africa
An area of nearly 275,000 square kilometers that includes portions of South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique will be the target of our latest multimillion dollar investment.
Leopard Copyright Kasmira Kakati
April 26, 2010
Voices of CEPF: Kashmira Kakati, Eastern Himalayas
Kashmira Kakati, a wildlife biologist working in her native Assam, India, talks about her discovery of seven species of wild cat in the Jeypore-Dehing forests in Assam.
March 30, 2010
Project Nourishes Vultures, Community
If you’re a hungry vulture, or a person with an appetite for rare bird watching, there’s a new restaurant in Gaindahwa Tal, Nepal that might be perfect for you.
March 19, 2010
Emergency Support for Haiti
Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, CEPF will provide $400,000 in emergency assistance to the island nation to boost civil society and secure natural resources.
March 17, 2010
Multi-Million-Dollar Investment for Caribbean
A $6.5 million investment will soon be launched in the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot to provide crucial support to ecosystems vital to people and nature.

February 23, 2010
CEPF Selects New Executive Director
Patricia Zurita, senior director of Conservation International’s Conservation Stewards Program, has been chosen to head the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
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