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Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of ‘the weaker sex’

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 10:53

Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

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The women are back!

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 07:07

Continuation of the series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

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Oil prospects in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park are branded by species, including rii, the word for giraffe in the Luo language; © Megan Seman​

CEPF Celebrates Its 2,000th Grantee: NatureUganda

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 08:54

NatureUganda's Programme Manager Michael Opige talks about the goal of sustainably managing oil and gas exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben, also known as the Albertine Rift Region

Africa Uganda

CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot – a first success

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:51

A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aimed to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.

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Beads and other creations of Eunice Kazula from Mbueca village ©Stefni Muller

Manda Wilderness Women turn Earth into Art

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 10:32

The women of Manda Wilderness in Northern Mozambique are turning the earth beneath their feet into objects of beauty that could also earn them some much-welcome cash. The Manda Wilderness Bio-Diversity Project, run by the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has its main aims at protecting the Lake Niassa region, a key biodiversity area.

Africa Mozambique

Key Fundraising Manual now available in Arabic

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:43

As part of a CEPF funded project in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot the fundraising guide “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was translated to Arabic

Middle East Yemen

Addressing the real issues: a local village perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:46

Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

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The Lost Mountain Symposium

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 08:48

The Additive Adventure 2015 Next Gen Symposium in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a chance for participants to elevate the conversation, connections, and skills available to university students passionate about conserving the natural world and driving positive change for human societies.

Africa Mozambique

The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 06:56

In Burundi, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund supported capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park, an Important Bird Area and Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area, to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources – and ultimately to reduce the pressure on the Park.

Africa Burundi Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 10:21

KENVO (the Kijabe Environment Volunteers), BirdLife's Site Support Group / Local Conservation Group at the Kikuyu Escarpment Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Kenya, has started a water bottling enterprise as a new sustainable source of income to cover its conservation activities.

Africa Kenya Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

'Fundraising for conservation' training in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot is delivering results

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:12

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.

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Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now available!

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:15

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released.

Africa Kenya Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Africa Ethiopia Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Africa Ethiopia Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 11:53

The CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot programme announces two new calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs). The 7th Call for Proposals is for small grants (up to USD 10,000) for urgent action at highly threatened KBAs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The 8th Call for Proposals is for large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia.

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Participation, resilience and sustainability for Kibira National Park in Burundi

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 13:01

A CEPF-funded Eastern Afromontane Hotspot small grant project contributes to the sustainable management of Kibira National Park Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Burundi.

Africa Burundi Capacity Development

Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau saves threatened biodiversity and helps disadvantaged groups

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 08:08

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.

Africa Ethiopia Capacity Development

New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:08

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The 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

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