News CEPF Med

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake Skadar and its pelicans

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:28

Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity threatened by limestone quarrying, NGOs say

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:18

Limestone is needed for industry; limestone habitats are essential for the survival of vulnerable and irreplaceable species. A new paper targets the extraction industry to give these species a conservation boost.

Worldwide

Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in Algeria - CEPF Med update

Sat, 31/05/2014 - 10:24

Update from recent CEPF Regional Implementation Team visit to Algeria, part of the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot, and developing new civil society groups for conservation.

Africa Algeria

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 14:49

A collaborative team are on a data-collection mission to classify the extinction risk of rare and endemic Lebanese plants. Once determined, the team (funded by CEPF) can then target conservation and create Plant Micro-Reserves to protect these species.

Middle East Lebanon

Update from Libya – emerging conservation despite crucial times

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:35

Despite the crucial situation in Libya, an NGO called Libyan Society for Birds (LSB) continues working hard for nature conservation in the western region of the country. CEPF is currently the only organisation that has directly funded an environmental NGO in Libya.

Africa Libya

Commercial development threatens Ulcinj Salinas in Montenegro

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 15:31

For the past two years CZIP (Birdlife in Montenegro) has been fighting a battle against the conversion of Ulcinj Salinas into a tourist-development complex. The Ulcinj Salinas are an irreplaceable habitat for birds on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, and one of the most important habitats on the Adriatic flyway. They are home to over 250 species of birds and recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and as an Emerald Site of the Bern Convention.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Meeting the challenge of change around the Mediterranean

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:32

A celebration of biodiversity hotspots, the “34 wonders of the world”, with an exhibition of posters lining the railings of Parisian streets,...

Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development

CEPF green fodder project benefits villagers and biosphere reserve

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:25

A new project to grow green fodder for livestock is helping relieve grazing pressure on Jordan’s Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve.

Worldwide Jordan

Grants for conservation and communications projects in the Mediterranean

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:20

Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

Worldwide

Bats in the Balkans – there is biodiversity underground too!

Wed, 07/08/2013 - 10:38

Two projects aimed at conserving bats and underground biodiversity in the Neretva River Catchment Area have been kick-started with a workshop in Citluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Europe and Central Asia

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way for further research in the Mediterranean Basin

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:25

BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Middle East

Update: Small grants also available for Mediterranean hotspot conservation- apply now

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 11:37

BirdLife International invite new Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Middle East

Great Victory for Montenegrin biodiversity!

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 20:21

The months of intensive advocacy work from the Center for Protection and Research of birds of Montenegro (CZIP) and the support from the biggest international centers of nature conservation have finally paid off: the Ulcinj Salina area won't become a touristic attraction.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro: sign the petition!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:16

Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)