CEPF Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot

Welcome to the website for the CEPF Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot.






Click on the map above to open a Google Earth file showing the exact locations of the CEPF investment in the Mediterranean. Note you will need to download and install Google Earth.

Welcome to the website for the CEPF Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot. The grants awarded to civil society organizations from this fund will work towards safeguarding globally threatened species and critical sites in the Mediterranean Basin.

These investments will promote innovative partnerships between NGOs, government, local communities and land-owners to enhance conservation and connectivity in five landscape corridors in the Mediterranean Basin, and improve the conservation of globally threatened species through systematic conservation planning and action.

BirdLife International, including its Middle East office and the BirdLife Partners DOPPS/BirdLife Slovenia and LPO - Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux/BirdLife France, is providing the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Mediterranean Hotspot.

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The RIT will raise awareness of CEPF; solicit grant applications and assist organizations to make applications; review applications; give small grants and jointly make decisions with CEPF on large grants; and monitor and evaluate progress with the investment strategy.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. Additional support in the Mediterranean Basin is provided by the MAVA Foundation. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.

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