Small group of men stand on a beach, pulling a large net from the water, Flores Island, Indonesia.
Men fishing, Flores Island, Indonesia, in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot.
© Conservation International/ photo by Aulia Erlangga

CEPF unites six global leaders under a common vision: conserving biodiversity in the world’s biodiversity hotspots by empowering civil society. Our donors recognize that protecting the hotspots by supporting local organizations builds lasting conservation that benefits people in the hotspots and around the globe.

We are grateful to our donors, who have each invested their time and expertise, as well as millions of dollars, to implement CEPF's conservation strategies around the world. Without their commitment, the achievements of CEPF’s grantees would not be possible.

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

L’Agence Française de Développement is a financial institution that is at the heart of France’s Development Assistance Policy. It supports a wide range of economic, social and environmental projects in more than 60 countries.

Conservation International (CI)

Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy and global reach, Conservation International empowers people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. With offices in more than 30 countries around the world, the organization works directly with the people who live closest to the forests, oceans and grasslands that benefit us all.

The European Union (EU)

Comprising 28 member states, the European Union is the largest single provider of development aid in the world. The EU development policy recognizes biodiversity as a crucial element for human well-being through the production of food, fish, fuel, fiber and medicines; the regulation of water, air and climate; and maintenance of land fertility. Through EuropeAid, the EU invests in biodiversity and development projects in more than 100 countries.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility is the world’s largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. The GEF unites 182 member governments together with leading international development institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector in support of a common global environmental agenda.

The Government of Japan

The Government of Japan is one of the largest providers of development assistance for the environment. Japan seeks constructive measures and concrete programs to preserve unique ecosystems that provide people with important benefits and help reduce poverty.

The World Bank

The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. It works in more than 100 developing economies to fight poverty and to help people help themselves and their environment.