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December 20, 2013
Magazine, exhibit celebrate the wonders of the biodiversity hotspots
34 wonders of the world by leading nature photographers
December 19, 2013
Saola Spotted: Flagship Species for Indo-Burma Hotspot Caught on Camera
The saola was caught on film in the Central Annamite Mountains by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government's Forest Protection Department.
December 19, 2013
Celebrating Tanzania’s Forests on World Environment Day
Celebrating the richness of Tanzania's forests was central to the United Nations Environment Programme's World Environment Day events organized by CEPF grantee Tanzania Forest Conservation Group in Mufindi, Tanzania.
December 19, 2013
Collaborative Conservation: Strengthening NGOs and local economy via corridor protection strategy
Along Mozambique's Futi Corridor, part of Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany, the Italian NGO Cesvi Fondazione Onlus and other local and international NGOs are building local capacity for conservation.
October 29, 2013
Regional implementation team members from around the globe meet to share lessons learned
Regional implementation team members from around the globe meet to share lessons learned.
October 29, 2013
$5 million investment gives vital boost to Central Pacific World Heritage Site
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in Polynesia-Micronesia, with support from CEPF, recently received an important influx of financing that lays the foundation for its fiscal sustainability.
October 29, 2013
Protecting cranes and Cambodian livelihoods
To provide the local community with alternative means for sustainable income generation while supporting Sarus crane conservation, Mlup Baitong, with CEPF, implemented a community livelihood development project.
October 29, 2013
Innovative mechanisms conserve 'Satoyama,' or multi-use, landscapes in India
With support from CEPF as part of its investment in the Western Ghats, AERF is working to advance sustainability of Satoyama landscapes in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor.
October 29, 2013
Mt. Mantalingahan recognized as Philippines’ ‘Best Protected Area’
The Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape won the Best Protected Area Award at the first Protected Area Awards and Recognition ceremony in the Philippines.
October 29, 2013
Long-term financing: Securing the future of a mountain paradise
The Caucasus Nature Fund, a CEPF grantee, supports nine protected areas in three of the nations that divide the region: Armenia, Georgia and, recently, Azerbaijan.
August 29, 2013
Management planning boosts biodiversity conservation and livelihood protection in Bahoruco Oriental
The high urgency of conservation action in the montane forests of Bahoruco Oriental has led several CEPF grantees to develop projects aiming to improve management capacity.
August 29, 2013
Sustainable livelihood development promotes long-term conservation in Haiti’s Massif-Plaine du Nord
To enable the communities in the Massif-Plaine du Nord Conservation Corridor to protect and manage biodiversity while increasing economic benefits, CEPF supported a project conducted by FoProBiM.
July 31, 2013
Conservation incentives: Making conservation pay off for Ecuadorians
CEPF grantee Altropico, an Ecuadorian NGO, has worked closely with six Chachi communities to qualify their forests for Socio Bosque, and then to maintain their eligibility.
July 31, 2013
Grantees assess progress of investment in the Caribbean
CEPF and CANARI hosted the mid-term assessment of the CEPF five-year, $6.9 million investment in the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot.
June 26, 2013
Launch set for CEPF reinvestment in Indo-Burma
CEPF will launch a new $10.4 million, five-year investment in Indo-Burma to build on conservation gains made by civil society organizations.
June 26, 2013
Mekong Flooded Forest gains new protection for management and conservation of fishery resources
A 56-kilometer section of the Mekong mainstream received official designation as a management and conservation site for biodiversity and fishery resources.
June 26, 2013
Stakeholders help set investment priorities in Timor-Leste and parts of Indonesia
The CEPF ecosystem profile for the Wallacea biodiversity hotspot will identify priority areas for conservation action. Grants will be awarded to civil society organizations.
June 26, 2013
CEPF receives conservation award
In recognition of CEPF’s support to and collaboration with the BirdLife International over many years, BirdLife awarded CEPF the 2013 Conservation Achievement Award.
May 22, 2013
Partnership Key to Biodiversity Conservation in the Pacific Islands
During the CEPF investment in the Polynesia-Micronesia Hotspot, local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) expanded, resulting in some significant conservation achievements.
May 22, 2013
Petrels, communities and conservation: Showcasing project results in Fiji
To combat unsustainable agricultural practices in Fiji, BirdLife International and local communities established a Site Support Group.
May 22, 2013
Rapa Nui plants: An illustrated guide to Easter Island vegetation
Polynesian scientists compiled biodiversity preservation and natural resource management knowledge collected since 2005 into a book.
April 25, 2013
CEPF grantee workshop: Sharing five years of results and lessons learned
BirdLife International, with support from CEPF, organized a grantee workshop following the first phase of CEPF's investment in the Indo-Burma Hotspot.
April 25, 2013
Discovery of the Clarke's weaver nesting site
The nesting site of the endangered Clarke's weaver, a bird found only in Kilifi County, Kenya, was recently discovered by a monitoring team. 
Young Cape parrot feeding on wild olives on the University of Fort Hare campus
March 21, 2013
Scripting an Avian Survival Story
The iziKhwenene Project, supported by CEPF, was launched by the Wild Bird Trust and several partner groups. The partnership's goal is to make the Cape parrot species a conservation success story.
February 27, 2013
Grantee works to return vultures to the sky in southern India
With a project created by CEPF, once dwindling vulture populations in the Western Ghats region of southern India are slowly starting to recover.
February 27, 2013
Sierra Leone sites added to World Heritage Tentative List
The Gola Rainforest National Park and Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, recipients of CEPF investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List for Sierra Leone.
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