- Our Work
KBAs are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity. CEPF uses KBAs as the lens for selecting geographic priorities for conserving species.
To qualify as “strengthened,” an area must have benefited from one or more of a range of actions that contribute to improved management, such as increased patrolling, invasive species control or eradication or introduction of sustainable agricultural/fisheries practices. CEPF grantees also have contributed to the creation of 15.3 million hectares of protected areas.
CEPF encourages, and works to empower, its grantees to generate additional funding themselves, enabling them to extend the scope of their work and ensure that the solutions they have put in place will last. In many cases, their experience in successfully managing grants from CEPF opens doors to other funding organizations.
Communities have received livelihood benefits such as improved access to clean water, improved land tenure and increased representation in decision-making processes. Additionally, more than 58,000 individuals have received cash benefits and more than 137,000 received training to boost nutrition, expand agricultural production and achieve other improvements.