News CEPF Med

Drama in Dalmatian Pelican conservation

Fri, 22/05/2015
“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.

Bird paradise in Montenegro now safe from...

Wed, 22/04/2015

In a country where people flock to the seaside in waves in summer, it’s not sur

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in...

Fri, 13/02/2015
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.

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle...

Thu, 12/02/2015
Feature: three projects are working with local fishermen and tourists to protect Endangered loggerhead sea turtles, funded by CEPF.

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting...

Tue, 10/02/2015
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.

Scientific breakthrough reveals evidence of ‘...

Mon, 09/02/2015
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?

Libya’s civil society celebrates its wetland...

Fri, 06/02/2015
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.

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014
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.

Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro – from potential...

Wed, 29/10/2014
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.

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake...

Tue, 01/07/2014
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.

Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity...

Thu, 05/06/2014
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.

Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in...

Sat, 31/05/2014
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.

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014
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.

Update from Libya – emerging conservation despite...

Tue, 01/04/2014
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.