Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

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November 25, 2015
CEPF celebrates its 2,000th grantee: NatureUganda
In this interview, NatureUganda's Programme Manager Michael Opige talks about the goal of sustainably managing oil and gas exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben, also known as the Albertine Rift Region.
November 24, 2015
Combating Adverse Impacts: CEPF Reviews Implementation of Safeguard Policies
CEPF has an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) that provides guidance on how to ensure that all of the fund’s grants comply with relevant safeguard policies.
November 12, 2015
Tourism: a threat or an opportunity? A view from Myanmar's iconic Ayeyarwady River
The Harrison Institute partnered with CEPF and IUCN to assess the possible effects of a sudden increase in tourism on the biodiversity and rural, riverine culture of the Upper Ayeyarwady (Irrawady) River Corridor in Myanmar.
September 22, 2015
Using incentives to support communities and conservation
CEPF is working with its grantees to make conservation a better solution for hotspot communities by providing economic incentives.
September 22, 2015
Helping communities manage their resources
CEPF and its grantees are empowering the people of the hotspots to sustainably manage and benefit from their resources.
August 31, 2015
Reviving sarus crane populations in Cambodia and Viet Nam
The present population of sarus cranes is less than 1,000, and faces many threats. Charles Darwin University, IUCN, and CEPF are studying strategies to conserve these cranes.
August 31, 2015
Addressing the real issues: a local village perspective
The Virunga Landscape is a region of high population pressures and poverty, therefore a plan to enhance the livelihoods of local communities that depend on the forest is crucial.
August 20, 2015
Securing Water Supplied by Natural Ecosystems
CEPF has supported several projects that seek to improve the management of freshwater resources from natural ecosystems to balance the needs of biodiversity and people.
August 20, 2015
Building Resilience to Climate Change in the Caribbean
In the Caribbean Islands Hotspot, the impacts of climate change have and will increasingly alter life in the Caribbean—for humans, plants and animals alike.
August 18, 2015
Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF
The mid-term assessment allows local civil society to comment on where and how CEPF investment and support can be best-directed.
July 23, 2015
CEPF announces team for the Tropical Andes Hotspot
A consortium of four national environmental trust funds has been selected to undertake regional-scale conservation across the most diverse biodiversity hotspot in the world.
July 23, 2015
Building conservation that lasts in the Eastern Afromontane
CEPF believes civil society holds the key to building conservation that lasts. But without a plan for sustainability, this cannot happen.
23 julio 2015
CEPF anuncia equipo para el Hotspot de Andes Tropicales
Un consorcio de cuatro fondos fiduciarios ambientales nacionales ha sido seleccionada para llevar a cabo la conservación a escala regional a través de la más diversa hotspot de biodiversidad en el mundo.
July 15, 2015
On the verge of extinction: A look at endangered species in the Indo-Burma Hotspot
Threats to species in the Indo-Burma Hotspot include illegal wildlife trade and loss of habitat. IUCN and CEPF have partnered to enhance civil society capacity to support conservation in the hotspot.
June 5, 2015
Creating Change in the Dominican Republic through sustainably sourced chocolate
A consortium of CEPF grantees have taken innovative steps to link North American chocolate companies with Dominican Republican landowners to address climate change through reforestation activities.
April 22, 2015
The road to resilience: Communities in Burundi share solutions for sustainability
In Burundi, with support from CEPF, French NGO Resilience Now is leading capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources.
Jean Wiener meets with local fishermen on the beach at Caracol Bay, Haiti
April 20, 2015
Haitian Grantee Wins Prestigious Environmental Award
The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced that Haitian conservationist Jean Wiener is one of six recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists.
April 10, 2015
2015 CEPF Photo Contest Winners
These striking images celebrate the people, species and ecosystems that CEPF supports through its grants to civil society organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots, Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas.
March 26, 2015
Launch of the New CEPF Investment in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
Fifteen years after the financing of its first projects in Madagascar, CEPF is starting a new round of funding in the hotspot that will continue through 2019.
March 25, 2015
Grantees Assess Progress of Investment in Indo-Burma
More than 130 representatives of civil society organizations, government conservation agencies and donors gathered in Cambodia to attend the mid-term assessment of the CEPF Phase II investment in the Indo-Burma hotspot.
March 3, 2015
NGOs get serious about wildlife crime
CEPF grantees are safeguarding species through various methods including species recovery and management plans, efforts to address unsustainable and/or illegal trade, and monitoring.
February 26, 2015
Conservation projects in Jamaica benefit biodiversity and people
CEPF has awarded 14 grants totaling $1.1 million to civil society organizations in Jamaica, building capacity for biodiversity conservation within local civil society organizations and communities.
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