News CEPF Med

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

Africa Tunisia

The resurgence of a National Park in Algeria

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:46

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team Amongst breathtaking mountain scenery and fast-flowing rivers, the Djebel Babor Forest...

Africa Algeria

Reconnecting the forest for Endangered Barbary Macaque

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:10

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The forests of Ifrane National Park in the Middle Atlas mountains...

Africa Morocco

Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro – from potential disaster to sustainable tourism

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:09

When watching this video it is hard to believe that Ulcinj Salina was set to be drained and converted into a complex of hotels and golf courses.

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

SPNL promotes empowerment of women using Hima system

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:07

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife...

Middle East Lebanon

Using SEA for the conservation of Marine Protected Areas, Albania

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:37

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team This is the latest update from a project in Albania where...

Europe and Central Asia Albania

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

CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under control

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:51

The Lebanese Environment Forum has received a CEPF large grant of over $180,000 to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon, using a community-based approach.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

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

Sustainable tourism through Integrated Coastal Zone Management projects on the Albanian coastline

Mon, 15/07/2013 - 13:13

After the radical political and economical shifts in Albanian society in late 90's, this country is facing extensive changes in its collective...

Worldwide Albania

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