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.
Bat hanging upside down, looking at camera.
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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Close-up of Black bear with brown and white markings on its face and neck.
Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) in Corosha, Amazonas, Peru.
© Michael Tweddle
2020 Grantee Photo Contest
Past and present grantees are encouraged to submit their best project-related images.
Man on foot leads woman on horse on undulating terrain.
Visitor with guide in a protected area in the Campesino community of Corosha, Amazonas, Peru, part of the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot.
© Michael Tweddle
Renewed Support for CEPF Announced
L’Agence Française de Développement and the European Union reinvest in CEPF.
echo parakeet, Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon
Saving the Birds of Mauritius
How conservationists brought three species back from the brink.
Close-up of snow leopard
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.