Eastern Afromontane hotspot news

 

The Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot is one of the Earth’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, the most biologically rich yet threatened areas around the globe. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is investing USD 12 million in this amazing hotspot (2012-2019). BirdLife International is the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) that facilitates this investment.

CEPF supports civil society groups to conserve Key Biodiversity Areas, and the species who live at these priority sites, in the region. This page provides news from the field, to show you who has been implementing this much-needed work, where, how, and to what effect.

No mountain is too high, no species too 'uncharismatic', no threat too scary - CEPF grantees are going out of their way to protect this region's unique biodiversity. Read their stories, here below.

3rd Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen News 11 July 2013
NEW Call for Letters of Inquiry for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, for capacity development assessments and small grant projects in Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen. Read more here!
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot! News 27 June 2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.
BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards recognise oustanding work for species, sites and habitats News 26 June 2013
At BirdLife’s World Congress the achievements of organisations and individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities were recognised
1st International Day of Forests celebrated in Ethiopia: “Forests: our Lives, our Future” News 15 April 2013
The first ever International Day of Forests was celebrated in Ethiopia, and EWNHS (BirdLife in Ethiopia) took the opportunity to promote the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
CEPF, in association with EWNHS, launches the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Investment in Ethiopia News 6 March 2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which funds nongovernmental efforts to conserve the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems, officially launched the Ethiopian component of its five year, $9.8 million investment plan in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot on the 1st of March, 2013 during a festive event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot News 22 February 2013
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open! News 22 February 2013
Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.
CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot launched in Arabian Peninsula News 14 February 2013
At an event hosted by the Saudi Wildlife Authority at the King Khalid University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) launched its plan to invest $9.8 million over five years in conserving the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.
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Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’ News 7 November 2012
A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.