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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Seychelles fruit bat (Pteropus seychellensis).
© 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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CEPF Launches New Investment in Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot
An onslaught of challenges is facing the region's fragile ecosystems and the species within them.
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Farmers in Burundi celebrating a new irrigation system, which will help them adapt to climate change impacts in their community.
© Resilience Now/Claire Galvez-Wagler
15 Lessons Learned from East Africa Grantees
Reflections from CEPF's 7-year investment in the region.
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Community members hold up educational posters.
© Associação Quilombo Kalunga (AQK)
For an Isolated Community in Brazil, Knowledge Is Power
The Kalunga are using mapping data to defend their land and traditional way of life.