News CEPF Med

Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in...

Sat, 31/05/2014
Update from recent CEPF Regional Implementation Team visit to Algeria, part of the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot, and developing new civil society groups for conservation.

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014
A collaborative team are on a data-collection mission to classify the extinction risk of rare and endemic Lebanese plants. Once determined, the team (funded by CEPF) can then target conservation and create Plant Micro-Reserves to protect these species.

Update from Libya – emerging conservation despite...

Tue, 01/04/2014
Despite the crucial situation in Libya, an NGO called Libyan Society for Birds (LSB) continues working hard for nature conservation in the western region of the country. CEPF is currently the only organisation that has directly funded an environmental NGO in Libya.

Commercial development threatens Ulcinj Salinas...

Mon, 10/03/2014
For the past two years CZIP (Birdlife in Montenegro) has been fighting a battle against the conversion of Ulcinj Salinas into a tourist-development complex. The Ulcinj Salinas are an irreplaceable habitat for birds on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, and one of the most important habitats on the Adriatic flyway. They are home to over 250 species of birds and recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and as an Emerald Site of the Bern Convention.

CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under...

Thu, 20/02/2014
The Lebanese Environment Forum has received a CEPF large grant of over $180,000 to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon, using a community-based approach.

Meeting the challenge of change around the...

Fri, 14/02/2014

A celebration of biodiversity hotspots, the “34 wonders of the world”, with an exhibiti

CEPF green fodder project benefits villagers and...

Tue, 11/02/2014
A new project to grow green fodder for livestock is helping relieve grazing pressure on Jordan’s Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve.

Grants for conservation and communications...

Wed, 20/11/2013
Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

Bats in the Balkans – there is biodiversity...

Wed, 07/08/2013
Two projects aimed at conserving bats and underground biodiversity in the Neretva River Catchment Area have been kick-started with a workshop in Citluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sustainable tourism through Integrated Coastal...

Mon, 15/07/2013

After the radical political and economical shi

Invasive species and sea bird population...

Fri, 05/07/2013

Although Cape Verde is an Atlantic archipelago, its characteristic fauna and flora have

BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards...

Wed, 26/06/2013
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

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way...

Wed, 05/06/2013
BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Management Planning with local communities in...

Thu, 28/03/2013

A grant has been awarded for $242,160 to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Natu

Large grants available to protect critical...

Mon, 04/02/2013
BirdLife International invites Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in Algeria and Libya, focusing on capacity building.

Update: Small grants also available for...

Fri, 16/11/2012
BirdLife International invite new Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Great Victory for Montenegrin biodiversity!

Thu, 17/05/2012
The months of intensive advocacy work from the Center for Protection and Research of birds of Montenegro (CZIP) and the support from the biggest international centers of nature conservation have finally paid off: the Ulcinj Salina area won't become a touristic attraction.