CEPF
Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Ecosystem Profiles

Our ecosystem profiles are a rapid assessment of a biodiversity hotspot or priority area within a hotspot. Each one provides an overview of biodiversity importance, overall conservation targets or “outcomes,” major threats and the policy, civil society and  socioeconomic context, as well as funding gaps and opportunities.

We use the information to create our investment strategy included in each profile. Other donors and governmental and nongovernmental partners alike also use the findings and our strategy to determine priorities for funding and action.

  1. Atlantic Forest (Brazil)
    English (PDF - 1.6 MB) / ​Portuguese (PDF - 1.8 MB)
    December 2001

  2. Cape Floristic Region (South Africa)
    English (PDF - 1.3 MB)
    December 2001

  3. Caribbean Islands
    English (PDF - 1.63 MB) / French (PDF - 2.6 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 2.6 MB)
    January 2010

    Summary Booklet

    English (PDF - 3.8 MB) / French (PDF - 3.9 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 4 MB)

  4. Caucasus
    English (PDF - 3.5 MB) / Russian (PDF - 4.8 MB)
    July 2003  (updated September 2004)

  5. Cerrado
    English (PDF - 2.4 MB) / Portuguese​ (PDF - 2.4 MB)​
    February 2017

    Technical Summary
    English (PDF - 1.9 MB) / Portuguese (PDF - 1.7​​​​ MB)

    Summary Booklet
    English (PDF - 2.4 MB) / Portuguese (PDF - 2.4 MB)

  6. East Melanesian Islands
    English (PDF - 3.9 MB)
    December 2012

    Summary Booklet
    English (PDF - 3.4 MB) / French (PDF - 3.4 MB)

  7. Eastern Afromontane
    English (PDF – 4 MB)
    Appendix 1: Species Outcomes (PDF - 102 KB)
    Appendix 3: Species per KBAs​ (XLSX - 135 KB)
    January 2012

    Summary Booklet

    English (PDF - 2.5 MB) / French (PDF - 2.6 MB) / Arabic (PDF - 1.1 MB)​

  8. Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya
    English (PDF - 1 MB)
    July 31, 2003 (updated March 2005)

  9. Eastern Himalayas Region
    English (PDF - 3.4 MB)
    February 2005

    Summary Booklet

    English​ (PDF - 3.3 KB)

  10. Guinean Forests of West Africa Reinvestment
    English (PDF - 5.2 MB) / French (PDF - 5.4 MB)
    December 2015

    Technical Summary
    English (PDF - 1.1 MB) / French (PDF - 1.2 MB)

    Summary Booklet
    English (PDF - 5.1 MB) / French (PDF - 5.9 MB)

  11. Guinean Forests of West Africa (Upper Guinean Forest Ecosystem)
    English (PDF - 585 KB) / French (PDF - 617 KB)
    December 2000

  12. Indo-Burma (Indochina region)
    English (PDF - 2.5 MB)
    October 2012 

  13. Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar)
    English (PDF - 7.1 MB) /  French (PDF - 7.5 MB)​
    Annex 6: KBA List (PDF - 68 KB)
    Annex 7: Trigger Species (PDF - 751 KB)
    Annex 7: Trigger Species per Site​ (PDF - 791 KB)​
    December 2014

    English (PDF - 362 KB) / Français (PDF - 390 KB)​
    December 2000

  14. Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany
    English (PDF - 2.8 MB)
    April 2010

    Summary Booklet

    English (PDF - 3 MB) / Portuguese (PDF - 3 MB)

  15. Mediterranean Reinvestment
    English (PDF - 31 MB) 
    July 2017

    Technical Summary
    English​ (PDF - 2.1 MB)

  16. Mediterranean
    English (PDF - 5.5 MB) / French (PDF - 6 MB)
    July 27, 2010​

    Summary Booklet
    English (PDF - 3.1 MB)  /  French (PDF - 3.1 MB) / ​Arabic​ (PDF - 1.3 MB)

  17. Mesoamerica
    Northern Mesoamerica: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
    English (PDF - 1 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 1MB)
    January 2004

    Southern Mesoamerica: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
    English (PDF - 747 KB) / Spanish (PDF - 753 KB)
    December  2001
  18. Mountains of Southwest China
    English (PDF - 1.1 MB) / Chinese (PDF - 645 KB)
    June 2002

  19. The Philippines
    English (PDF - 1.7 MB)
    December 2001

  20. Polynesia-Micronesia
    English (PDF - 1.2 MB) / French (PDF - 1.3 MB)
    May 2007

  21. Succulent Karoo
    English (PDF - 496 KB)
    February 2003 

  22. Sundaland (Sumatra)
    English (PDF - 810 KB) / Bahasa (PDF - 1.9 MB)
    December 2001

  23. Tropical Andes (Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor)
    English​ (PDF - 26 MB) / Spanish​ (PDF - 11 MB)
    June 2015

    Technical Summary
    English (PDF - 2.7 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 9.5 MB)

    English (PDF - 500 KB) / Spanish (PDF - 484 KB)
    December 2000

  24. Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena (Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor)
    English (PDF - 1.5 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 1.2 MB)
    December 2001 (updated December 2005)

  25. Wallacea
    English (PDF - 3.6 MB)
    June 2014

    Summary
    English​ (PDF - 1.5 MB)
    Bahasa​ (PDF - 1.5 MB)​

  26. Western Ghats and Sri Lanka (Western Ghats region)
    English (PDF - 1.9 MB)
    May 2007
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See Also
- Global map
- Regional overviews

Consolidation program: An overview of our approach to consolidate and sustain gains made possible by CEPF investment in selected regions

Project Final Reports: Reports compiled by project leaders detailing final results and lessons learned.

Project database: Summaries of  grants awarded to date, as well as reports and other resources related to individual grants.