Eastern Afromontane hotspot news
The BirdLife Eastern Afromontane regional implementation team, managing CEPF's investment in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot between 2012 and 2020, found various ways to make their operations as environmentally-friendly as possible.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) programme in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot ended on 31 March 2020. We look back at some of the highlights of this programme in the past eight years.
CEPF grantee BINCO (Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation) explored a mountain in Mozambique, prepared the information to propose it as a KBA, and discovered a new spider species in the process.
Ten Hot Tips for organisational development, gender and biodiversity mainstreaming, from the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot programme.
With funding support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership (CEPF), three grantees working in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve Lake Ol’Bolossat - the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), the East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS) and Cranes Conservation Volunteers (CCV).
The National Museums of Kenya, supported by CEPF, implemented activities at two KBAs to support three rare species of dragonfly - the jewels in the crown that are the Eastern Afromontane mountains.
ForConsult, the consultancy bureau of Sokoine University in Tanzania, supported the establishment of two new Village Land Forest Reserves in the Njombe Forests Key Biodiversity Area, part of the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.
CEPF grantee KIWOCEDU contributed to the protection of Echuya Forest KBA in Uganda, restoring the ecological and social balance at this KBA using bamboo - its main resource.
Forest of Hope Association, CEPF grantee in Rwanda, addresses the negative impacts of mining at the Gishwati forest KBA
This is the story of Ruhondeza, the legendary gorilla that lives on in the hearts and minds of the community at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, an Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area in Uganda.
The Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association is working with communities at Rugezi Marsh KBA to protect the Grey Crowned Cranes at this wetland. This has lead to a 42% increase in numbers of Cranes, from 94 in 2018 to 134 in 2019!
The “Bwindi Batwa Forest Experience” is an ecotourism venture at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an Eastern Afromontane KBA in Uganda.