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October 10, 2016
Returning to the Forest: India’s Indigenous Population Reclaims Their Ancestral Home
Through the Forest Rights Act, Adivasi village councils, known as Gram Sabhas, were given legal recognition as the bodies which govern their respective community forests.
October 3, 2016
5 Success Stories from the Caribbean
CEPF recently announced it will reinvest in the Caribbean. As we wrap up our initial, six-year, investment in the hotspot, we take a look at some of CEPF grantees’ greatest achievements thus far.
June 22, 2016
12 Tips for Getting Your Grant Idea Funded
In total, CEPF’s grant directors have reviewed some 5,000 letters of inquiry. They recently reflected on what makes a proposal stand out, and what makes it miss the mark. Here’s their advice.
May 19, 2016
Aligned for Africa’s Wildlife
The challenges facing conservation in Africa — including wildlife trafficking and degradation of natural habitats — are tremendous. CEPF is proud to contribute to efforts to conserve Africa's biodiversity.
April 22, 2016
Taking a stand to bring back Haiti’s trees
Earth Day 2016's theme is Trees for the Earth. With help from a CEPF grant, Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine started a program to revitalize Haiti's dwindling mangrove forests.
April 7, 2016
2016 CEPF Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 CEPF Photo Contest! CEPF received more than 60 images celebrating people, including grantees working on the ground to conserve biodiversity and beneficiaries of CEPF-supported projects.
March 21, 2016
Forests and Fresh Water: Reviving Rwanda’s Gishwati Forest
Forest of Hope Association has increased Gishwati's forest area from 886 to 1,484 hectares, implemented entrepreneurially-funded fencing to keep out cattle, and overseen reduction in illegal exploitation of forest resources
March 8, 2016
Strengthening Women's Role in Conservation
Both men and women depend on Earth’s ecosystems and their life-sustaining benefits. Often, though, the role of women in conservation is overlooked or understated.
March 2, 2016
Cave-Dwelling Salamander Sheds Light on Drinking Water Resources
With a grant from CEPF, the Society for Cave Biology (Društvo za jamsko biologijo) pioneered a method of testing for DNA in the very water that flows out of cave systems using known olm salamander habitats in Slovenia.
February 25, 2016
Grantee Spotlight: Sathyabhama Das Biju
CEPF grantee Sathyabhama Das Biju might not be universally recognized as a celebrity, but he has recently been in the limelight for his frog discoveries in India. He has discovered 89 of the country’s approximately 350 frog species.
February 24, 2016
NGO safeguards wildlife in Lao PDR through research-focused projects
Through research-focused activities, French-registered NGO Project Anoulak seeks to ramp up conservation projects that protect the wildlife and preserve endangered species in the Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area.
February 18, 2016
Announcing the World’s 36th Biodiversity Hotspot: The North American Coastal Plain
The North American Coastal Plain (NACP) – was recognized only recently as meeting the criteria for a global biodiversity hotspot: more than 1,500 endemic vascular plants and greater than 70 percent habitat loss.
January 28, 2016
CEPF to Provide Conservation Funding to the Mountains of Central Asia
The Mountains of Central Asia Hotspot, which is host to very high levels of plant and animal diversity and endemism, will be the beneficiary of millions of dollars in grant funding for conservation from CEPF.
January 27, 2016
CEPF Plans New Funding for Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin
CEPF will begin planning a new multi-million-dollar round of funding for conservation of the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot following a January 2016 decision by the CEPF Donor Council.
January 22, 2016
The Mediterranean Basin Story
CEPF grants and KBAs in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot are collated onto a simple interactive ESRI-powered online map
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