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Explore the biological & cultural diversity of the Mediterranean Basin, and all the conservation projects happening to protect it with this new story map. © BirdLife International

The Mediterranean Basin Story

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 13:03

Explore the biological & cultural diversity of the Mediterranean Basin, and all the conservation projects happening to protect it with this new story map.


Small grants available to protect critical coastal ecosystems in North Africa

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 11:51

This is a special call for small grants (up to US $20,000) which will be awarded for biodiversity conservation projects in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 10th September 2015.


Grantee voices from the Med: attendees to the CEPF Mid-term assessment in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Olivier Langrand

Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:03

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's mid-term assessment validates conservation efforts in the Mediterranean, and gives the opportunity for civil society to have its say in making CEPF even more useful and impactful at conserving nature.


Drama in Dalmatian Pelican conservation

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:40

“And then the video was gone.” Described by Bjanka Prakljacic from Noé Conservation, this moment embodies the worry and investment teams put into conservation projects. For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely nerve-racking experience.

Worldwide Montenegro

Bird paradise in Montenegro now safe from developers

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 10:42

In a country where people flock to the seaside in waves in summer, it’s not surprising that developers had big dollar signs in their eyes when looking at the picturesque salt flats of

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

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in an entire river basin

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 12:20

Save our soil! The entire catchment area of a river and its tributaries is a large, complex, interaction of ecosystems. CEPF is working with projects in the Med to best manage river basins holistically. Here is a great example from Albania.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle conservation overcoming similar challenges

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 16:40

Feature: three projects are working with local fishermen and tourists to protect Endangered loggerhead sea turtles, funded by CEPF.

Worldwide Cape Verde

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting in Lebanon

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:45

Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

Scientific breakthrough reveals evidence of ‘human fish’ locked away in cave system

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 10:35

How do you find physical evidence of a rare species when most of its habitat (the subterranean waters of limestone cave systems in the Balkans) is inaccessible to humans?

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro

Libya’s civil society celebrates its wetland wildlife and looks to the future

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 15:24

Many people were out celebrating World Wetlands Day in Libya this week. With civil society previously banned under Gaddafi, this is more promising news for the future.

Africa Libya

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

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)

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 

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.