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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White-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons) in Bolivia.
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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 2020 Impact Report
Since its inception, CEPF has awarded more than US$255 million in grants to 2,500 civil society organizations.
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CEPF Returns to Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot
This new, larger investment comes at a critical time for the region.
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Mahé, Seychelles.
© O. Langrand
Green Climate Fund Supports Indian Ocean Islands Project
L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Conservation International have signed an agreement for grant funds of US$38 million for a 10-year project implemented by CEPF.