Eastern Afromontane hotspot news

 

The Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot is one of the Earth’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, the most biologically rich yet threatened areas around the globe. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has invested USD 12 million in this amazing hotspot (2012-2020). BirdLife International was the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) that facilitated this investment.

CEPF supported civil society groups to conserve Key Biodiversity Areas, and the species who live at these priority sites, in the region. This page provides news from the field, to show you who has been implementing this much-needed work, where, how, and to what effect.

No mountain was too high, no species too 'uncharismatic', no threat too scary - CEPF grantees have been going out of their way to protect this region's unique biodiversity. Read their stories, here below.

Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau saves threatened biodiversity and helps disadvantaged groups News 13 May 2014
Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Guassa Plateau, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.
Fuel-efficient stoves, farmer's group initiatives and a Conservation Manual: a sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 3 News 22 April 2014
One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 3 of 3)
Crop covers, the A-Frame and the 'Gampani' method! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 2 News 22 April 2014
One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 2 of 3)
Seeds and crop rotation! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 1 News 15 April 2014
One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 1 of 3)
New small grant opportunity for 'conservation and gender' projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda News 14 January 2014
Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, today launched a new small grants funding opportunity to further global and local understanding and practice of gender equality and women’s empowerment vis-à-vis environmental conservation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot News 13 January 2014
WebsiteThe 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.
First small grant agreement in Ethiopia under the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot investment! News 18 December 2013
Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS), coordinator of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Programme in Ethiopia, signed the first small grant agreement with God for People Relief and De
Agricultural development in the Afromontane Hotspot
5th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia News 12 November 2013
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organisations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia.
4th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe News 27 September 2013
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out: SASA Bulletin #2
New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out: SASA Bulletin #2 News 23 August 2013
The new SASA e-bulletin is out, with news from the Eastern Afromontane hotspot, from Saudi Arabia to Southern Africa! Read all about it!
3rd Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen News 11 July 2013
NEW Call for Letters of Inquiry for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, for capacity development assessments and small grant projects in Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen. Read more here!
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot! News 27 June 2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.