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.
Endangered pygmy hippopotamus from Guinea
Endangered pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis), Guinea
© Alexander Kondakov/Alamy Stock Photo

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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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Woman holding up plant, man next to her, in forest.
© Benjamin Drummond
Announcing CEPF’s New Gender Toolkit
Considering gender is crucial for conservation success, which is why we've developed this new resource.
Outside, kneeling woman showing seeds to standing man.
USJ's Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat and CEPF Grant Director Pierre Carret at Ehmej Plant Micro-Reserve.
© O. Langrand
Grantee’s Accomplishments Take Root in Lebanon
USJ makes tremendous progress protecting threatened flowers.
Group of six people inside, smiling in front of AFD sign.
Stéphanie Bouziges Eschmann from Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial, Gilles Kleitz and Rémy Rioux from AFD; CI's Jennifer Morris, CEPF Donor Council Chair Julia Marton-Lefèvre; and CEPF's Olivier Langrand
© Conservation International/photo by Thomas Sberna
L’Agence Française de Développement to Provide Additional 6 Million Euros to CEPF
The long-time CEPF donor has reinvested in two biodiversity hotspots.