New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot
The Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team - consisting of BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - has launched a new website for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. This website: www.birdlife.org/africa/project/cepf-eastern-afromontane-hotspot contains everything anybody ever wanted to know about the Hotspot; and if something you want to know is not yet there, then please let us know and we'll put it there!
On the home page of the website, we have included an interactive map which shows all the projects that CEPF has funded in the Hotspot. So far, this includes 18 Large Grant projects and 18 Small Grant projects. You can also find all the 310 Afromontane Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) on the map - both the terrestrial and the freshwater KBAs - including the CEPF priority KBAs.
At the same time, the Regional Implementation Team issued the third electronic bulletin for the CEPF. "SASA-3" provides a short overview of the calls for proposals that have been launched since we started working in September 2012, and showcases a few more of the projects that CEPF is currently funding in the region. It also contains short articles about meetings and events, useful resources and interesting people!
We hope these three tools will be informative and helpful. If you would like to give us feedback (very welcome!), please send it to CEPF-EAM-RIT@birdlife.org.
BirdLife International, together with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) form the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot (2012-2017). The investment will support civil society in applying innovative approaches to conservation in under-capacitated and underfunded protected areas, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and priority corridors in the region.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.