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.
Red and black bird.
Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri), Uganda.
© O. Langrand

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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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Black and white roloway monkey.
Roloway monkey in captivity in Accra, Ghana.
© Alex Sliwa
Could Cocoa and Coconut Save the Roloway Monkey?
Protecting Ghana’s forests and addressing local poverty go hand in hand.
Two smiling women stand in front of green rice paddies and forest.
Ibis Rice farmer Srey Bunang, left, and her neighbor, Nary, stand near their rice paddies in Kea Sway, Cambodia.
© Conservation International/photo by Julie Shaw
Cambodian Farmers Profit from Wildlife-Friendly Approach
Communities and nature win with eco-branded rice.
Woman with her back to camera holds a large, bright umbrella. She is walking on a dirt road, a few houses on either side.
End of a rain storm in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
© Conservation International/photo by Tory Read
Protecting Your Organization’s Reputation
Prohibited practices aren't just bad for conservation, they can hurt you, too.
Cover shot of CEPF 2018 Annual Report
New CEPF 2018 Annual Report
Our approach, 2018 highlights, progress reports, financial summary and more.