July 1, 2016–June 30, 2016

Caribbean Islands

Strategic Direction 3. Support Caribbean civil society to achieve 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 SRL

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.
Baining Mountains Biological Survey on the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Bishop Museum

Community-Based Management of Threats to Wetland Biodiversity at Lake Letas, Gaua Island, Vanuatu
Eco-Lifelihood Development Association Inc.

Scoping the Potential for Payments for Ecosystem Services in Vanuatu
Live and Learn Environmental Education

Sustainable Management of Ngali Nut Trees and Threatened Flying Foxes in the Solomon Islands
The University of Queensland

Strategic Direction 2. Integrate biodiversity conservation into local land-use and development planning.
Training for Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Association to Ratify Protected Areas Act 2010 in the Arnavon Islands, Solomon Islands
Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Association

Strategic Direction 3. Safeguard priority globally threatened species by addressing major threats and information gaps. Beck’s Petrel: Discovering Colonies as the Key to Its Conservation in Papua New Guinea
BirdLife International

Building Capacity in Conservation Science and Environmental Education in Vanuatu
Vanuatu Environmental Science Society

Building Coalitions in Solomon Islands to Enhance Resource Management and Sustainable Development
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management

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

Preparing and Implementing a Management Plan for Megapodes on Tongoa, Vanuatu
BirdLife International

Strategic Direction 4. Increase local, national and regional capacity to conserve biodiversity through catalyzing civil society partnerships.
Financial Sustainability for the TasiVanua Protected Areas Network in Vanuatu
Association Economics for Coral Reef Ecosystems (ECRE) – Bluefinance

Empowering Manus Environment Conservation Communities Network to Be a Civil Society Leader on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Manus Environment Conservation Communities Network Inc.

Launching Solomon Islands Rangers Association to the Wider Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Rangers Association Trust Board Inc.

Strengthening the Governance and Capacity of Kahua Association for Biodiversity Conservation in Solomon Islands
Kahua Association Trust Board Inc.

Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of The Kainake Project in Papua New Guinea
The Kainake Project Inc.

Training in Cost-Benefit Analysis for Managing Invasive Alien Species in the East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot
Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd.

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

Civil Society Engagement in and Around Cyamudongo Forest and Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda
Resilience Now

Consolidating and Scaling Up Alternative Livelihoods and Forest Development and Protection, Sheka Forest Key Biodiversity Area, Ethiopia
God for People Relief and Development Organisation

Enhancing Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Community-Based Ecotourism Development of Mount Guna, Ethiopia
University of Gondar

Enhancing Public-Private Partnership for the Conservation of Sheka Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia
Organisation for Social Development – Ethiopia

Filling the Gap: Biodiversity Survey to Increase Long-Term Forest Sustainability in Sheka Forest Key Biodiversity Area, Ethiopia
Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation

Finalizing the Kivu-Rusizi Intervention Plan to Enhance Climate Change Resilience for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda

Institutionalizing Integrated Biodiversity Management and Sustainable Livelihoods Enhancement in Awi Zone, Amhara National Regional State (Phase 2: Consolidating and Scaling Up)
Bees for Development Ethiopia

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

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

Strengthening Civil Society’s Engagement with the Private Sector in the Eastern Afromontane
Nature Uganda

Strategic Direction 2. Improve the protection and management of the Key Biodiversity Area network throughout the hotspot.
Bridging the Gap: Promoting the Integrity of Mount Marsabit Forest Ecosystem Through Community-Based Advocacy Around Environment Safeguards, Kenya
Saku Accountability Forum

Developing a Web-Enabled and Geo-Referenced Database Solution for Yemen’s Biodiversity
Amjad and Majdi Salameh Company (Enviromatics)

Developing Tools and Methods for Community Participation to Protect the Ngorongoro Crater Rim of Tanzania from Tourism
Indigenous Heartland Organization

Guide Biodiversity Conservation in the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Areas in Uganda’s Albertine Graben
Nature Uganda

Increasing the Protection Status of a Highly Vulnerable Key Biodiversity Area Through Developing New Management Plan in Wadela, Ethiopia
University of Gondar – Climate Change Research Center (CCRC)

Mapping Mara’s Threatened Raptors: Emergency Action to Safeguard Sensitive Hotspots for Threatened Raptors in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Peregrine Fund – East Africa Project

Study the Perceptions and Management of Customary Practices for Biodiversity in Communities Adjacent to Mount Namuli, Mozambique
Khaiya Editores & Serviços

Supporting Implementation of the Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve Management Plan, Ethiopia
Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA) – Ethiopia

Transboundary Cooperation in the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
BirdLife Zimbabwe

Transboundary Cooperation in the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Fundacao MICAIA

Strategic Direction 3. Initiate and support sustainable financing and related actions for the conservation of priority Key Biodiversity Areas and corridors.
Assisting Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society with the Strategic Roll-Out of the CEPF Investment in Ethiopia
ZESMAN Consultancy

Capacity-Building Workshops in Ethiopia for CEPF Grantees
ZESMAN Consultancy

Chyulu Hills Landscape REDD+ and Multiple Payment for Ecosystem Services Project in Kenya
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Developing Payment for Ecosystem Service Scheme in the Bugoma Forest of Uganda
Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Kikuyu Escarpment Payment for Water Ecosystem Services Initiative in Kenya
Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO)

Water Payment for Ecosystem Service Scheme in Mount Kenya
Nature Kenya


Strategic Direction 4. Empower local communities to engage in conservation and management of priority Key Biodiversity Areas.
Building Sustainability for the Mekong Turtle Conservation Project in Kratie, Cambodia
Conservation International Foundation

Capacity-Building of Local Communities and Promotion of Community Forestry Daweishan, Yunnan, China

Natural Conservation Association Pingbian

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

Empowering Communities to Manage Natural Resources in the Mekong Central Section, Cambodia
Cambodian Community Development

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

Fostering Community-Based Conservation in Nonggang Nature Reserve
Liuzhou Bird Watching Society

Impacts of Khau Ca Species and Habitat Conservation Area Establishment on the Livelihoods of Local People – An Assessment from the Community Perspective in Vietnam
Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD)

Strengthening Conservation and Management of Akpi Wat Praek Kampong Cham Community Fishery, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia
Cambodian Organization for Women Support

Strengthening of Community-Based and Led François’ Langur Species and Habitat Conservation Initiatives in Northern Vietnam
People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF)

Sustainable Fisheries Conservation Management in Boeung Chhmar Moat Khla Area, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia
The Learning Institute

Testing Community-Managed Forests with Financing from Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Vietnam
People Resources and Conservation Foundation

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

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

Developing Biodiversity Guidelines for Rice Cultivation in the Tonle Sap Lake and Inundation Zone Priority Corridor, Cambodia
Wildlife Conservation Society

Empowering Thai Journalists for Accountable Transboundary Investment
Chumchon Thai Foundation

Ensuring Accountability for Ecosystems and Biodiversity Protection from Hydropower Development in the Mekong River Basin
International Rivers Network

Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan in Lao PDR and Thailand
International Centre for Environmental Management

Establishing and Piloting a Payment for Ecosystem Services Model in Lao PDR
Wildlife Conservation Society

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Values into Land-Use Decision-Making in Cambodia’s Mekong Flooded Forest
World Wide Fund for Nature

Upgrading the Value Chains of Eco-Labeled and Organic Products for Biodiversity Conservation in Stung Treng Ramsar Site, Cambodia
Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development

Strategic Direction 8. Strengthen the capacity of civil society to work on biodiversity, communities and livelihoods at regional, national, local and grassroots levels
Closing Conservation Gaps Through People and Priorities: The 4th Meeting of the Saola Working Group in Vietnam
Global Wildlife Conservation

Community Networks for Gibbon Protection at Veun Sai Siem Pang Conservation Area
Non-Timber Forest Products

Development and Efficiency Improvement for Thai Wetlands Foundation
Thai Wetlands Foundation

Empowering Communities in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia, for Conservation and Community Development
Environmental and Health Education Organisation (EHEO)

Empowering Community-Based Organizations for Improved River Governance in Cambodia
3S Rivers Protection Network (3SPN)

Empowerment of Local Communities to Address Problem of Illegal Hunting in South China
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

Pha Tad Ke: Training the Trainers in Lao PDR
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

The Squirrel School’s Guided Eco-Tours in Yangshan Wetland, Hainan, China
Hainan Gao11 Culture Transmission Ltd

Strengthening Civil Society Networking to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Southern China
Beijing Normal University

Strengthening the Capacity of GreenViet to Design and Conduct Conservation Projects in Danang, Vietnam
GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Center

Strengthening the Capacity of the Lao Biodiversity Association, for Long-Term Sustainability
Lao Biodiversity Association

Training for Myanmar Conservation Civil Society Organizations
Friends of Wildlife

Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands

Strategic Direction 1. Empower local communities to protect and manage biodiversity in priority Key Biodiversity Areas Conservation of Sakamena Complex: Green Belt Around Beza Mahafaly Protected Area
Madagascar National Parks

Support Local Communities to Conserve and Protect Biodiversity by Tackling the Main Threats at the New Protected Area of Montagne du Français, Diego II in Madagascar
Service d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Environnement

Strategic Direction 2. Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into political and economic decision-making.
Compilation and Dissemination of Plant Information for Priority Key Biodiversity Areas in Madagascar
Missouri Botanical Garden

Conservation of Madagascar Fish Eagle through Capacity Building and Partnership Between Site Managers
The Peregrine Fund

Developing National Management Guidance for Madagascar’s Freshwater Wetlands
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Developing the Vision for Conservation of Saint Brandon, Mauritius
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Expanding Rodrigues Dry Coastal Forest at Plaine Corail in Mauritius to Protect Threatened Biodiversity
François Leguat Ltd.

Feasibility Study to Establish a Temporal Monitoring of Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros Common Birds
Société d’Etudes Ornithologiques de La Réunion

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

Insects and People of the Southwest Indian Ocean: A Network of Researchers for Insect-Focused Approach to Conservation
California Academy of Sciences, Madagascar

Integrated Management and Ecosystem Restoration Program for Silhouette Island, Seychelles
Island Conservation Society

Madagascar’s Protected Areas: A Bilingual Book and Associated Database Reviewing Their History, Biodiversity and Guiding the Future
Association Vahatra

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

Promote Sustainable Fisheries and Ecotourism with Private Sector to Reinforce the Management of Ambodivahibe Marine Protected Area, Madagascar
Conservation International Foundation

Promotion of Private Sector Engagement in Ecotourism in Tsinjoriake Community-Managed New Protected Area, Southwest Madagascar
Arboretum d’Antsokay

Promoting the Self Sufficiency of Reserves in the Ramena Complex, Antsiranana, Madagascar, by Conceiving, Developing and Testing New Tourism Products
Missouri Botanical Garden

Protection of Key Biodiversity Area Biodiversity in Grand Police Wetland, Seychelles
Marine Conservation Societ, Seychelles

Restoring Native Forest at Chamarel: Ecological Restoration, Species Reintroduction and Reconnecting the Public with Nature
Ebony Forest Ltd.

Strengthening Coordination and Capacity of Communities, Local Authorities and Private Sector Actors, Co-Managers for Local Development and Sustainable Conservation of the Menabe Antimena Protected Area Ecosystem in Madagascar
Association Fanamby

Toward a Rational, Equitable and Profitable Management of “Malagasy Baobabs” :Case of Menabe Region
Madagasikara Voakajy

Towards a Blueprint for Locally-Managed Marine Conservation in the Comoros: Building the Knowledge Base and Capacity for Monitoring and Management
Blue Ventures Conservation

Strategic Direction 3. Strengthen civil society capacity at local and regional levels through training, exchanges and regional cooperation.
ASTIRIA: Cooperation Program for the Conservation of Threatened Flora in Mauritius and Rodrigues Islands
Arche aux Plantes

Building a Future for the Amphibians of Madagascar
Global Wildlife Conservation

Strengthening the MIHARI Network to Support Community Management of Marine and Coastal Resources in Madagascar
Blue Ventures Conservation


Strategic Direction 4. Create an enabling environment to improve conservation and management of Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany priority sites
Strengthening Izele, the Online Social Network for Conservationists in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot
Current Conservation Community Interest Company

Mediterranean Basin

Strategic Direction 2. 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.
Effective Integration Approach of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Countries of North Africa
Living Planet Tunisia

Improve Knowledge on Integrated Management of Coastal Zones and Biodiversity Protection in Alqrbolli Area, Libya
Libyan WildLife Trust (LWT)

Integrating Conservation, Tourism and Local Community Development on Boa Vista Island
BIOS.CV: Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development

Integration of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Objectives and Nature Conservation in Algeria’s El Kala National Park and Surrounding Areas: Training on Territorial Challenges and Sustainable Development
Fondation Tour du Valat

Integration of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Objectives and Nature Conservation in the Local Development Plans of the Territories of El Kala National Park Including the Surrounding Areas in Algeria and Tunisia
Association de Réflexion, d’Échanges et d’Actions pour L’Environnment et le Développement

Libyan Ecotourism Experience Exchange Visit to Jordan
Sweimeh Association Charity (SAC)

Pilot Project for the Effective Integration of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Approach to the New Coastal Law: Case Corridor Ouranie and Moulaya
Association des Enseignants des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (AESVT-MAROC)

Strategic Direction 3. Improve the conservation and protection status of 44 priority Key Biodiversity Areas.
Action for Ecological Valorisation of Montenegro’s Buljarica Cove
Crnogorsko društvo ekologa [Montenegrin Ecologists Society (MES)]

Assessment of the Endangered Subterranean Biodiversity of the Skadar/Shkodra Lake Basin on the Border of Montenegro and Albania
Društvo za jamsko biologijo (Society for Cave Biology, SCB)

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Hutovo Blato Nature Park and Mostarsko Blato as Safe Breeding, Stop-Over, and Wintering Sites for Birds
Ornitološko društvo naše ptice Evaluating the Status of the Monk

Seal Population in Lebanon
Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)

Freshwater Key Biodiversity Area Refinement: Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Identifying Important Plant Areas in Cabo Verde
International Union for Conservation of Nature Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Promoting Wetland Ecotourism for Local Development
Reseau Enfant de la Terre (RET)

Save Ohrid Lake and Galičica National Park, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Environmental Citizens Association “Front 21/42”

Strengthening Organizational Capacities and Field Research on Raso Islet, Cape Verde
Biosfera I Association for Environment Protection

Study of Floral Diversity and Dynamics in Macta Marsh, Algeria: Application for Biodiversity Conservation
Souidi Zahira

Tropical Andes

Strategic Direction 4. Promote and scale up opportunities to foster private sector approaches for biodiversity conservation to benefit priority Key Biodiversity Areas in the seven corridors.
Conserving Cotapata National Park by Promoting the Chasquimaraton Pre-Colombian Trail in Bolivia
Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Ecología


Strategic Direction 1. Address threats to high priority species.
Community-Based Conservation of Critically Endangered Siau Scops Owl and Siau Island Tarsier in Indonesia
Perkumpulan Celebes Biodiversity

Conservation of Endemic Species by an Indigenous Community in Taunusa Mountain, West Seram, Indonesia
Toma Lestari

Conservation of Shorea Selanica and Vatica Flavovirens in Feruhumpenai Matano Protection Forest, Luwu District
Andi Jemma University Faculty of Forestry

Indonesia Wildlife Crimes Unit: Dismantling Wildlife Trade Networks in Wallacea
Wildlife Conservation Society

Save Sampiri
Perkumpulan Kompak Talaud

Strategic Direction 2. Improve management of sites (Key Biodiversity Areas) with and without official protection status.
A Multidisciplinary Approach for Conservation of Coastal Forest Habitat and Komodo Dragons on Flores, Indonesia
Yayasan Komodo Survival Program

Building Capacity on Community-Based Forest Management for Prosperity and Biodiversity Conservation in Pantar, Alor District, Indonesiav
Yayasan Kasih Mandiri Flores Lembata (SANDI FLORATA)

Collaborative Management of Watershed to Sustain Lake Poso’s Ecosystem Services in Indonesia
Perkumpulan Inovasi Komunitas

Collaborative and Sustainable Natural Resources Management on Indonesia’s Kassa Island
Lembaga Penelitian Universitas Pattimura, Ambon (LEMLIT UNPATTI)

Conservation of Indonesia’s Sahendaruman Forest for the Protection of Globally Threatened Species and Provision of Ecosystem Services
Perkumpulan Sampiri Kepulauan Sangihe

Improvement of Forest Management Model under Community Forestry Scheme in Ili Wengot, Indonesia
Yayasan Ayu Tani Mandiri

Integrated Catchment Management Planning for the Malili Lakes, Sulawesi, Indonesia
International Union for Conservation of Nature

Strategic Direction 3. Support sustainable natural resource management by communities in priority sites and corridors.
Buffer Zone Management in Indonesia’s Karaeng-Lompobattang Key Biodiversity Area
AMAN Sinjai

Community-Based Conservation for Komodo Dragon in Indonesia
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) SVD

Community-Based Conservation of Lake Matano Watershed
Perkumpulan Wahana Lingkungan Lestari Celebes Area

Community-Based Management for Sustainable Buntini Fisheries at Lake Towuti
Andi Jemma University Faculty of Fisheries

Community-Based Terrestrial Natural Resources Management in Mbeliling Forest Area, Tanjung Kerita Mese, West Manggarai District, Indonesia
Yayasan Komodo Indonesia Lestari (YAKINES)

Improved Policy within Lompobattang Protected Areas in Indonesia
Balang Institute

Improving an Indigenous Community’s Role in the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in the Buffer Zone of Manusela National Park, Maluku, Indonesia
Yayasan Sauwa Sejahtera

Improving Ecosystem Management and Livelihoods around Mount Egon in Flores, Indonesia
Yayasan Wahana Tani Mandiri

Maleo Bird Nesting Site Conservation in Indonesia’s North Halmahera
Yayasan Perguruan Kristen Halmahera

Protection of Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot through Community-Led Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Action in Sangihe-Talaud Archipelago, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Yayasan IDEP Selaras Alam

Service and Nature Improvement Program for Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia’s Flores National Park
Yayasan Tananua Flores

Using Indigenous Knowledge for Better Management of Fritu Lands
AMAN Maluku Utara

Strategic Direction 4. Strengthen community-based action to protect marine species and sites.
Community-Based Conservation of Marine Ecosystems and Coastal Habitat in Bahoi Village, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Perkumpulan Manengkel Solidaritas

Community Capacity-Building to Protect Turtle Population through Ecotourism in Buru, Indonesia
Yayasan Wallacea

Conservation of Coastal Area Based on Lokal Wisdom in Pulau Buano Coastal
Lembaga Partisipasi Pembangunan Masyarakat (LPPM)

Conservation of Coastal Ecosystem Based on Sasi Local Wisdom, at Haruku Village, Haruku Island, Central Maluku District, Indonesia
Baileo Maluku Foundation

Improving Protection of Dugong Habitat through Development of Community-Based Marine Protected Areas and Ecotourism in Indonesia’s Sangihe Islands
Community Empowerment and Nature Conservation Education Association (YAPEKA)

Marine Biota Conservation by Fishermen at Hadakewa Bay, Lembata, Indonesia
Lembaga Pengembangan Masyarakat Lembata (BARAKAT)

Rescue Marine Biodiversity in Indonesia’s South Beach Lebau
Yayasan Pengkajian dan Pengembangan Sosial

Strengthening Community-Based Coastal and Marine Resource Management in the North Sulawesi Corridor in Indonesia
Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Direction 5. Engage the private sector in conservation of priority sites and corridors, in production landscapes, and throughout the hotspot.
Fostering Collaboration Among Stakeholders to Support Sustainable Management of Indonesia’s Lake Poso
Karsa Institute

Photo Credits

Crowned woodnymph, Colombia. © Olivier Langrand
Creobroter gemmatus mantis Stung Treng, Prey Lang, Cambodia. © Jeremy Holden
Myotis bat in cave, Neretva River Catchment, Bosnia and Herzegovina. © Centar za krš i speleologiju