During the 2017 fiscal year of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, CEPF awarded US$10.3 million in new grants, bringing the amount it has invested in conserving critical ecosystems since 2000 to more than US$217.1 million. By the end of the fiscal year, 2,215 grantees had received support from the fund since its inception.
The fund continued active granting in the East Melanesian Islands, Eastern Afromontane, Indo-Burma, Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands, Mediterranean Basin, Tropical Andes, and Wallacea biodiversity hotspots. CEPF also began new investments in the Guinean Forests of West Africa and Cerrado biodiversity hotspots.
A team led by BirdLife International and IUCN completed an update of the ecosystem profile—the stakeholder-informed analysis of a biodiversity hotspot that includes development of our funding strategy—for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, laying the foundation for a reinvestment in the hotspot. Zoï Environment Network, a Switzerland-based nongovernmental organization, also finalized a draft of the ecosystem profile for the Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot, and work began on an update of the profile for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, led by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).
CEPF Statement of Activities
For fiscal year ended June 30, 2017
|Grants and Contributions||2,602,098||286,073,763|
|Gain (Loss) in Foreign Exchange||54,111||(1,496,687)|
|Expenses and Grants Awarded (Grants by funding region*)|
|Cape Floristic Region||7,551,147|
|East Melanesian Islands||609,696||5,963,032|
|Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests||8,789,550|
|Guinean Forests of West Africa||8,072,696|
|Guinean Forests of West Africa Reinvestment||295,572||2,095,572|
|Madagascar & Indian Ocean Islands||2,011,103||6,937,389|
|Mountains of Southwest China||7,886,147|
|Tropical Andes Reinvestment||2,145,119||5,748,391|
|Western Ghats & Sri Lanka||(27,496)||6,027,573|
|Ecosystem Profile Preparation||621,798||11,445,518|
|Use of Interest: External Evaluations, Audit, and Special Projects||274,921||2,703,363|
|Donor-Funded Non-Recurring Activities (GEF-PPG)||0||200,000|
|Total Other Expenses||US$4,120,393||US$54,998,216|
|Total Expenses and Grants Awarded||US$14,503,340||US$272,157,025|
|Revenue Less Expenses||(11,699,666)||15,657,386|
|Fund Balance at Beginning of Period||27,397,626|
|Fund Balance at End of Period||15,697,960|
|Fund Balance at End of Period Consisted of:|
|Cash & Interest Accrued, Net of Amount Due to or from CI||27,319,607|
|Fund Balance at End of the Period (Fully Earmarked for Investments)||15,697,960|
*The grant expenses include new grants awarded in FY17. Negative amounts represent deobligations.
(Macaca tonkeana), Sulawesi, Indonesia. © Riza Marlon
A tree ordination in a community forest in Phayao Province, Northern Thailand. © Mekong Community Institute Association