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The Cross River Gorilla is a rare and iconic species photo © WCS

Ray of hope for endangered Cross River Gorilla in...

Mon, 15/05/2017
Collaborative conservation efforts required to preserve biodiversity and save threatened species like the Cross River gorilla, one of Africa's most endangered apes.
Women conservationists involved in CEPF funded projects © Anthony Ochieng

Female conservationists agree to bridge gender...

Wed, 10/05/2017
Women in conservation involved in CEPF funded projects in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot meet in Rwanda.
The Kigali Office © BirdLife

BirdLife opens new office in Rwanda

Fri, 28/04/2017
BirdLife International has opened a brand new office in Rwanda as part of its growing network in Africa that seeks to provide locally-relevant solutions required to significantly reduce or reverse biodiversity loss, and conserve birds.
Human activity in São Tomé and Príncipe is causing biodiversity loss © Mariana Cavalho

Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa...

Fri, 21/04/2017
Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot.
Stunning panoramic of Flamingos at Lake Bogoria © Anthony Ochieng

Volunteer conservationists draw attention to Lake...

Fri, 07/04/2017
Lake Bogoria is a great attraction for tourists, but it is also an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, hosting flocks of Lesser Flamingos and hot springs.
Section of an intact forest in the Guinean Forests © Mariana Cavalho

CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight...

Tue, 21/03/2017
Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests.
Participants of the donor roundtable © J. Fuhnwi

Improved collaboration to conserve forests,...

Thu, 19/01/2017
During a biodiversity conservation donor roundtable on 12 -13 January 2017 in Accra, Ghana, conservation experts agreed to collaborate more closely to address key challenges facing grant making in the hotspot, by engaging more with local CSOs operating in the region.
Some of the trainees in the highlands of Yemen ©Hakim Aulaiah

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining...

Wed, 19/10/2016
Conservationists in war-torn Yemen are organising themselves to be ready for conservation action - when it is safe again.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
A young chimpanzee in Mahale National Park ©Daniel Rosengren/FZS

The Chimpanzee Motorway - Connecting Forest...

Thu, 06/10/2016
The boundaries of a new proposed Forest Reserve in the Greater Mahale KBA in Tanzania (Eastern Afromontane hotspot) have been approved by the District Authorities.
Sedimentation in Lake Kivu, fish breeding sites are threatened ©ACNR

Efforts to enhance climate change resilience in...

Thu, 18/08/2016
The CRAG project is applying various conservation approaches and activities, such as integrated water management; ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; soil erosion, pollution and forest management; and community livelihoods, which have impact across a landscape gradient in ways that directly benefit human wellbeing and the biodiversity.
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...

Thu, 28/01/2016
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.

The women are back!

Wed, 20/01/2016
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.
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
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

CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern...

Fri, 20/11/2015
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.
Beads and other creations of Eunice Kazula from Mbueca village ©Stefni Muller

Manda Wilderness Women turn Earth into Art

Thu, 12/11/2015
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.

The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015
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.

Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015
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.