Our Planet's Future Depends on Biodiversity

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) enables civil society to protect the world’s biodiversity hotspots—biologically rich ecosystems that are essential to humanity, yet highly threatened.
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Endangered pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis), Guinea
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With financial and technical support from CEPF, civil society organizations around the globe are delivering innovative solutions that conserve biodiversity and help communities thrive. Find out what they're doing by clicking on biodiversity hotspots highlighted on the map.

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New CEPF 2018 Annual Report
Our approach, 2018 highlights, progress reports, financial summary and more.
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Participants cheer the action plan they have adopted during a workshop in Burundi.
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Five Ways CEPF Grantees in Eastern Africa Are Considering Gender to Help Achieve Their Conservation Goals
And how your organization can, too!
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New Report on CEPF’s Global Impact
Here’s how our grantees are protecting biodiversity while improving the lives of local people.
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Livingstone’s fruit bat.
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Five of the World’s Most Threatened Species and How CEPF Grantees Are Working to Protect Them
CEPF grantees have helped protect some 1,250 species listed on the IUCN Red List. Here are five of them.