CEPF's investment in the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot is guided by the following strategic directions as outlined in the ecosystem profile.

  1. Promote the adoption of best practices in agriculture in the priority corridors.
     
    • 1.1 Identify and disseminate sustainable technologies and production practices in the agriculture sector to ensure protection of biodiversity, maintenance of ecosystem services and food security.
       
    • 1.2 Promote the development and adoption of public policies and economic incentives for improved agricultural and livestock production practices, promoting sustainable agricultural landscapes.
       
  2. Support the creation/ expansion and effective management of protected areas in the priority corridors.
     
    • 2.1 Support studies and analyses necessary to justify the creation and expansion of public protected areas, while promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and valuing local and traditional culture.
       
    • 2.2 Promote the inclusion of existing indigenous, quilombola and traditional populations, respecting and integrating their traditional knowledge, into conservation/restoration planning by government and civil society.
       
    • 2.3 Encourage the creation and implementation of private protected areas (RPPNs) to extend legal protection in priority Key Biodiversity Areas.
       
  3. Promote and strengthen supply chains associated with the sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration in the hotspot.
     
    • 3.1 Support the development of markets and supply chains for sustainably harvested non-timber products, in particular for women and youth.
       
    • 3.2 Promote capacity-building initiatives in particular among seed collectors, seedlings producers and those who carry out restoration activities, to enhance technical and management skills and low-cost, ecologically appropriate technologies in the supply chain of ecological restoration.
       
    • 3.3 Promote the adoption of public policies and economic incentives to expand the scale and effectiveness of conservation and restoration of Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) and Legal Reserves (LRs), through improved productive systems that enhance ecosystem services.
       
  4. Support the protection of threatened species in the hotspot.
     
    • 4.1 Support the implementation of National Action Plans (PANs) for priority species, with a focus on habitat management and protection.
       
  5. Support the implementation of tools to integrate and to share data on monitoring to better inform decision-making processes in the hotspot.
     
    • 5.1 Support the dissemination of data on native vegetation cover and dynamics of land uses, seeking reliability and shorter time intervals between analyses and informed evidence-based decision-making.
       
    • 5.2 Support the collection and dissemination of monitoring data on quantity and quality of water resources, to integrate and to share data on the main river basins in the hotspot.
       
  6. Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to promote better management of territories and of natural resources and to support other investment priorities in the hotspot.
     
    • 6.1 Strengthen capacities of civil society organizations to participate in collective bodies and processes related to the management of territories and natural resources.
       
    • 6.2 Develop and strengthen technical and management skills of civil society organizations, on environment, conservation strategy and planning, policy advocacy, fund raising, compliance with regulations and other topics relevant to investment priorities.
       
    • 6.3 Facilitate processes of dialogue and cooperation among public, private and civil society actors to identify synergies and to catalyze integrated actions and policies for the conservation and sustainable development of the Cerrado.
       
    • 6.4 Disseminate information about the biological, ecological, social and cultural functions of the Cerrado to different stakeholders, including civil society leaders, decision makers, and national and international audiences.
       
  7. Coordinate the implementation of the investment strategy of the CEPF in the hotspot through a regional implementation team.
     
    • 7.1 Coordinate and implement the strategy of investments of CEPF in the Cerrado, through procedures to ensure the effective use of resources and achievement of expected results.
       
    • 7.2 Support and strategically guide the network of institutions responsible for the implementation of actions and projects funded by CEPF, promoting their coordination, integration, cooperation and exchange of experiences and lessons learned.
       

Read more about CEPF's strategy in the hotspot in chapter 13 of our ecosystem profile (PDF - 9.8 MB), also available in Portuguese (PDF - 10.3 MB).