Caribbean Islands

Strategic Direction 1. Improve protection and management of 45 priority key biodiversity areas.
Ecosystem Threat Assessment and Protected Area Strategy for the Massif de la Hotte Key Biodiversity Area in Haiti
Temple University

Strategic Direction 3. Support Caribbean civil society in achieving biodiversity conservation by building local and regional institutional capacity and by fostering stakeholder collaboration.
Final Assessment of the CEPF Caribbean Islands Program in Haiti and Jamaica
The Caribsave Partnership

Final Assessment of the CEPF Caribbean Islands Program in the Dominican Republic
Kiunzi–Gestión de proyectos de comunicación

East Melanesian Islands

Strategic Direction 1. Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority key biodiversity areas underserved by current conservation efforts.
Derimbat Community Restoration Project in Papua New Guinea
Partners With Melanesians Inc.

Partulid Tree Snails of the Solomon Islands: Endemic Species or Products of Prehistoric Exchange Networks
Regents of the University of Michigan

Plants and People: Baseline Floristic and Ethnobotanical Surveys in Tafea Province, Vanuatu
The New York Botanical Garden

Protecting Areas of Significant Biodiversity in the Solomon Islands’ Temotu Province

Status and Conservation of the Solomon Islands’ Most Threatened Endemic Terrestrial Vertebrates
The University of Queensland

Strategic Direction 2. Integrate biodiversity conservation into local land-use and development planning.
Mapping Customary Lands from Mount Maetambe to Kolobangara River, Solomon Islands
Ecological Solutions, Solomon Islands

Strategic Direction 3. Safeguard priority globally threatened species by addressing major threats and information gaps.
In Search of the Makira Moorhen in the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP)

The Emperor, the King, and the Little Pig: Status of the Lost Rats of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
The University of Queensland

Strategic Direction 4. Increase local, national and regional capacity to conserve biodiversity through catalyzing civil society partnerships.
Alleviating Pressures on Upland Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership

Capacity-Building and Training Course for Conservation Management of Giant Clams in Papua New Guinea
University of Papua New Guinea

Developing Conservation Champions: Community-Based Conservation Management Course in the East Melanesian Islands
University of the South Pacific

Field Training for Solomon Islands’ Protected Area Managers and Rangers
The University of Queensland

Relaunching the Solomon Islands Environmental Law Association
Solomon Islands Environmental Lawyers Association

Strengthening the Governance and Project Management Capacity of the Tawatana Community Conservation Development Association, Solomon Islands
Tawatana Community Conservation Development Association

Supporting the Vanuatu Environmental Science Society
Vanuatu Environmental Science Society

Eastern Afromontane

Strategic Direction 1. Mainstream biodiversity into wider development policies, plans and projects to deliver the co-benefits of biodiversity conservation, improved local livelihoods and economic development in priority corridors.
Building Capacity of Farmers’ Associations for Land-Use Planning and Conservation of Lake Kivu Landscape, Rwanda
Association pour la Promotion des Etudes d’Impacts Environnementaux au Rwanda

Civil Society Engagement in and Around Kibira National Park in Burundi
Resilience Now

Improving Conservation, Agribusiness and Land Use Planning at Mount Rungwe, Tanzania
African Wildlife Foundation

Lost Mountain Phase III: Scalable Innovative Conservation and Development on Mozambique’s Mount Namuli
Additive Adventure

Mafinga Hills Conservation Programme, Zambia
Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into District Development Planning and Improving Livelihoods in Ethiopia
Lem Ethiopia (The Environment & Development Society of Ethiopia)

Manda Wilderness Biodiversity Project Phase 2, Mozambique
Manda Wilderness Community Trust

Participatory Process for Conservation: Implementing a Socio-ecological Baseline in Mount Chiperone Key Biodiversity Area, Mozambique
Verde Azul

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods for Improved Forest Conservation in Njombe, Tanzania
Save Tanzania Forests

Strengthening Emerging Conservation Efforts in Mount Guna, Ethiopia, Through Community-Based Ecotourism and Agroforestry
University of Gondar

The African Great Lakes Summit: Improving Conservation in the African Great Lakes through Cross-Basin Collaboration
The Nature Conservancy

Strategic Direction 2. Improve the protection and management of the key biodiversity area network throughout the hotspot
Capacity Building on Environmental Safeguards and the Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Yemen
The United Society for Developing Water Resources and Environment

Catalyzing the Application of Site Safeguard Policies and Procedures in Kenya: Using Lake Bogoria National Reserve Key Biodiversity Area as a Case Study
Nature Kenya

Community-Based Biodiversity Conservation in Ethiopia’s Mount Guna Area
Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara

Community Information, Education, and Communication for Healthy Biodiversity Habitats and Ecosystems Around Murchison Falls National Park Key Biodiversity Area, Uganda
Gulu University

Community-Oriented In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Species in Ethiopian Hotspots
Gullele Botanic Garden

Designing Management and Monitoring Plans for Tanzania’s Livingstone Mountain Forests
Wildlife Conservation Society

Facilitating Elections of Village Action Groups for the Nsama Community Resource Board in Zambia
Conservation Lake Tanganyika

Mapping the Remaining Unprotected Natural Forests and Assessing Their Resources and Threats as a Roadmap to Conserve the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot in Ludewa, Tanzania
Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation Consultancy Bureau at Sokoine University of Agriculture

Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for Applying the World Bank Safeguard Policies and Procedures on Natural Habitats in the Malagarasi River System Key Biodiversity Area, Tanzania
Governance Links Tanzania

Participatory Action to Safeguard Ecosystems and Enforce Environmental Impact Assessments in the Malagarasi River System Key Biodiversity Area, Tanzania
Nyakitonto Youth for Development Tanzania

Promoting Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Conservation of the Cyamudongo Forest, Rwanda
Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes

Rabies Emergency Response in Ethiopian Wolves
Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

Rehabilitation and Sustainable Utilization of Ethiopia’s Little Abbai River Mouth Wetlands
Bahir Dar University

Strengthening the Conservation of the Gishwati Forest Reserve in Rwanda
Forest of Hope Association

Strategic Direction 3. Initiate and support sustainable financing and related actions for the conservation of priority key biodiversity areas and corridors.
Assessing Plant Conservation Capacity in South Sudan
East Africa Plant Red List Authority

Building Community and National Partners’ Capacity for Sustainable Conservation Financing at Rwanda’s Rugezi Marsh Key Biodiversity Area
Endangered Wildlife Trust

Improved Protection of Kibira National Park, Burundi, by Increasing Civil Society’s Accountability
Organisation pour la défense de l’environnement au Burundi

Systematic Evaluation of CEPF and Capacity Development of CEPF Grantees in the Eastern Afromontane
Fauna & Flora International

Systematic Evaluation of CEPF and Capacity Development of CEPF Grantees in the Eastern Afromontane
Tropical Biology Association

Training Workshop for Monitoring, Management and Conservation in Yemen
Ahmed Yehia Ali


Strategic Direction 1. Safeguard priority globally threatened species by mitigating major threats.
Building a Comprehensive Chelonian Conservation Program in Myanmar
Turtle Survival Alliance

Conservation of Vultures in Myanmar
Friends of Wildlife

Development of a Holistic Approach to the Conservation of the Cat Ba Langur in Vietnam
Fauna & Flora International

Embedding Sustainable Community Management Practices at Key Sarus Crane Wetlands in the Cambodian Lower Mekong
Mlup Baitong

Identifying Priority Sites and Conservation Actions for the Fishing Cat in Cambodia
Royal University of Phnom Penh, Centre for Biodiversity Conservation

In Search of Edwards’s Pheasant in the Annamese Lowlands of Vietnam
Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Leveraging Long-Term Support for Saola Conservation in the Central Annamites of Vietnam
World Wide Fund for Nature–Vietnam

Promoting the Conservation of Eld’s Deer in Myanmar’s Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary through Core Zone Management and Community Participation
Friends of Wildlife

Securing Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in the Indo-Burma Hotspot
Indo–Myanmar Conservation

Stimulating Sustainable Saola Snare Removal: Leveraging Long-Term Support for Saola Conservation in the Central Annamites of Vietnam
World Wide Fund for Nature

Strengthening Conservation of the Most Critically Endangered Turtles in Vietnam
Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Strategic Direction 2. Demonstrate innovative responses to illegal trafficking and consumption of wildlife.
Breaking the Chain: Building a Transnational Partnership Between Civil Society and Governments to Combat Major Wildlife Trade Networks in Lao PDR, Vietnam and China
Wildlife Conservation Society

Mobilizing Public Action in Reducing Demand for Wildlife Products and Combatting Wildlife Crime in Vietnam
Education for Nature–Vietnam

Reducing Wildlife Consumption in Da Nang, Vietnam
GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Center

Strategic Direction 4. Empower local communities to engage in conservation and management of priority key biodiversity areas.
A Gap Analysis for the Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Upper Ayeyarwady Basin of Myanmar
Fauna & Flora International

Changing Perceptions for Active Biodiversity Conservation in Stung Treng Ramsar Site, Cambodia
Cambodian Rural Development Team

Conducting a Key Biodiversity Area Gap Analysis to Promote Protected Area Expansion in Three Little-Known Corridors in Myanmar
Wildlife Conservation Society

Empowering Local Communities to Engage in Conservation and Management of Priority Key Biodiversity Areas and Threatened Primate and Plant Species in the Sino-Vietnamese Limestone Corridor
Fauna & Flora International

Enhancing Co-management of Sustainable Aquatic Resources in Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam
Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development

Establishing a Protected Area-friendly System in Tropical China
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Establishing Multi-community Co-management of an Aquatic Biodiversity Hotspot with Probarbus Fishes and Softshell Turtles in the Mekong River at Keng Mai Rapids, Lao PDRUS

Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Community-Managed Protected Area in Na Chi, Vietnam
Centre for People and Nature Reconciliation

Strengthening Community-Based Bird Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring in Cambodia’s 3S River Basin
Royal University of Phnom Penh

Strategic Direction 6. Engage key actors in mainstreaming biodiversity, communities and livelihoods into development planning in the priority corridors.
Addressing Vietnam’s Ecological Footprint in the Lower Mekong Region
Center for People and Nature Reconciliation

Advancing Environmental Media and Communications for Navigating the Public Discourse on Development and Conservation in Vietnam
Center for People and Nature Reconciliation

Biodiversity, Community and Development of Sustainable Livelihoods in Hainan, China
Hainan Hele-Crab Conservation Center

Biodiversity Information-Sharing Platform for Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Policy Making in China
Shan Shui Conservation Center

Developing Policies for Sustainable Tourism in the Upper Ayeyarwady River Corridor, Myanmar
Harrison Institute

Evaluation of Co-Management as an Alternative Model for Aquatic Resource Conservation with Greater Participation by Local People in Northern Vietnam
Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development

Nu River Biodiversity in Myanmar: Increasing Knowledge and Capacity on Infrastructure Impacts
Yi Tai Rui Wo Environmental Consulting Company Limited

Strengthening Community Advocacy in Cambodia’s 3S River Basin
Fisheries Action Coalition Team

Strengthening Local Community Networks for Restoration of Fish Habitats in Northern Thailand
Living River Siam Association

Strengthening Mekong Local Youth Networks for Riverine Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand
Mekong Community Institute Association

Strategic Direction 8. Strengthen the capacity of civil society to work on biodiversity, communities and livelihoods at regional, national, local and grassroots levels.
Building Civil Society Capacity to Assess the Impacts of Hydropower Development on the Biodiversity in Vietnam’s Srepok River
Centre for Sustainable Water Resources Development and Adaptation to Climate Change

Building Local Conservation Groups to Protect Important Areas for Bird Conservation in Thailand
Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)

Capacity Building of Local Communities in Bird Conservation in Huang Lianshan, China
The Zoological Society of Yunnan Province

Capacity Building of Local Conservation Groups in Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces, China, to Address the Illegal Shorebird Trapping Problem
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

Conservation Leadership Program
Bring the Elephant Home Foundation

Conservation Planning for Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle in China, Lao PDR and Vietnam
Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Core Capacity Building for Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Lao PDRUS
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

Creating Conservation Leaders for Vietnam’s West Nghe An Biosphere Reserve
Center for Environmental and Rural Development, Vinh University

Developing Best Practices for Evaluating Fish Conservation Zone Effectiveness in Lao PDR

Fostering Wildlife Guardians for Thailand’s Thap Lan National Park
Freeland Foundation

Managing Natural Resources to Safeguard Livelihoods in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia
Day Ku Aphiwat

Supporting the Growth of Environmental Societies at Colleges in Beihai, China
Beihai Citizen Volunteer Association

Training for Monitoring Spoon-Billed Sandpiper in Gulf of Mottama, Myanmar
Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association

Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands

Strategic Direction 2. Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into policy making and business practices.
Fulfilling Madagascar’s ‘Sydney Promise’ through a National Process of Marine Protected Area Planning
Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Society

Identifying and Monitoring Terrestrial Conservation Priorities in the Comoro Islands, and Building Results into Policy and Practice

Mobilizing Freshwater Biodiversity Information for Better Representation within Protected Areas in Madagascar
International Union for Conservation of Nature

Seychelles Magpie Robin Project
BirdLife International

Strategic Direction 4. Provide strategic leadership and effective coordination of CEPF investment through a regional implementation team.
CEPF Regional Implementation Team in Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands
Fondation Tany Meva


Strategic Direction 2. Expand conservation areas and improve land use in 19 key biodiversity areas.
Development of a Regional Action Plan for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region Non-profit Companyizi

Khwenene Project in South Africa
The Wild Bird Trust

Kranskop Community Conservation Project, South Africa
Endangered Wildlife Trust

Strategic Direction 3. Maintain and restore ecosystem function and integrity in the Highland Grasslands and Pondoland corridors.
Declaration Agreements for South Africa’s AmaNgwane and AmaZizi Community Conservation Areas
Zunckel Ecological + Environmental Services

Forest Carbon Market Development in South Africa’s Eastern Cape
World Wide Fund for Nature–South Africa

Midmar to Albert Falls Biosphere Reserve, South Africa
Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa

Supporting Estuary Management on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast—Mngazana, Umngazi and Ntafufu, South Africa

Strategic Direction 4. Create an enabling environment to improve conservation and management of Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany priority sites.
Amathole Endangered Species Conservation Plans, South Africa
Endangered Wildlife Trust

Building Capacity for the Proposed Lambasi Provincial Reserve and Mtentu Gorge Protected Area in South Africa
Wild Side Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd

Transformation of South Africa’s Somkhanda Community
Southern African Wildlife College

Mediterranean Basin

Strategic Direction 1. Promote civil society involvement in integrated coastal zone management to minimize the negative effects of coastal development in three priority corridors (Southwest Balkans; Cyrenaican Peninsula; and Mountains, Plateaus and Wetlands of Algerian Tell and Tunisia), and in 20 coastal and marine priority key biodiversity areas in other corridors.
Circuit Ecotourism within Tunisia’s Dunes of Ras Alby
Association de protection de l’environnement Hammem Ghezaz

Contribute to the Conservation of Bou Areg Laguna in Morocco Through the Involvement of Civil Society in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources

Contribute to the Conservation of Tunisia’s Kuriat Islands and the Bay of Monastir through the Involvement of Civil Society and the Private Sector
Notre Grand Bleu

The Essaouira Dunes: Mapping a Sustainable Future for the Coastal Atlantic Plains of Morocco
Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc (Grepom)

Fair Access: Managing Turtle Watching and Quad Bike Traffic on the Nesting Beaches of Boavista, Cape Verde
Turtle Foundation

Mapping Integrated Coastal Zone Management Initiatives and Lessons Learned in North Africa
Cabinet Sami Ben Haj

Mediterranean Mid-Term Assessment Regional Meeting
Association Les Amis des Oiseaux

Mediterranean Mid-Term Assessment Regional Meeting–Montenegro
Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro

Montenegro Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
NGO Green Home

Promotion of Biodiversity Conservation Actions in Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro
Kawka Production

Strengthening Tunisian Organizations' Environmental and Technical Skills
Association Tunisienne des Ingénieurs Agronomes

Studying the Involvement of the Tourism Sector in Financing Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Tunisian and Libyan Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
Reseau Enfant de la Terre

Strategic Direction 2. Establish the sustainable management of water catchments and the wise use of water resources with a focus on the priority corridors of the (1) Atlas Mountains, (2) Taurus Mountains, (3) Orontes Valley and Lebanon Mountains, and (4) Southwest Balkans.
Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative in Ohrid Lake Basin between Southwestern Macedonia and Eastern Albania
Gaus Institut–Fondacija za novi tehnologii, inovacii i transfer na znaenje

Albanian Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
Urban Research Institute

Communication Support for Morocco’s Ifrane National Park

Developing Sustainable Water Management Practices for Albania’s Ohrid Lake Region
Instituti i Politikave Mjedisore

Integrated Natural Water Management of Shkumbini River, Albania
Agro-Environmental & Economic Management-Center

Macedonian Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe

Promoting Conservation in the Transboundary Prespa Eco-Region of Albania, Macedonia, and Greece: Establishment of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust
World Wide Fund for Nature–Greece

River Moraca, Montenegro: Sustainable Development Against Floods
Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro

River Moraca, Montenegro: The New Way Forward
The Network for the Affirmation of NGO Sector

Smart Water Use in the Republic of Macedonia’s Ohrid Lake Region
Environmental Organization “Grashnica”

Support Communities in Improving Water Management Practices and Biodiversity Conservation Near Morocco’s Wadi Micro-Watershed of Oued Outat
Association Haute Moulouya pour l’Ecotourisme et la Protection de la Nature

Strategic Direction 3. Improve the conservation and protection status of 44 priority key biodiversity areas.
Bosnian and Herzegovina Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe–Country Office Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enforcing Hunting Legislation and Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Wildlife Management in Albania
Albanian Society for the Protection of Birds & Wild Fauna (Mammals)

Jordanian Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
The United Society for Developing Water Resources and Environment

Lebanon Mid-Term Stakeholder Assessment of the CEPF Investment
Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth

Multimedia Communications Campaign for Lake Skadar, on the Border of Albania and Montenegro
Asociación Beyond Light (The Living Med)

Rehabilitation of the Sweimeh Eco-Park in Jordan
Sweimeh Association Charity Tropical Andes

Strategic Direction 7. Provide strategic leadership and effective coordination of CEPF investment through a regional implementation team.
Tropical Andes Regional Implementation Team
Fundación para el Desarrollo del Sistema Nacional de Areas Protegidas


Strategic Direction 7. Provide strategic leadership and effective coordination of conservation investment through a regional implementation team.
CEPF Regional Implementation Team in Wallacea
Burung Indonesia

Photo Credits

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). © O. Langrand
Red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama). © Wilderness Foundation/image by Chris Marais
Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. © AMNH/photo by Michael Esbach
Blunt-headed green treesnake (Uromacer catesbyi). © Robin Moore