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

  1. Address threats to high priority species.
     
    • 1.1 Provide information to promote species outcomes and allow for monitoring and improved policies and programs of local and national government and other stakeholders.
       
    • 1.2 Change behavior of trappers, traders or buyers through appropriate enforcement, education, incentives and alternatives.
       
  2. Improve management of sites (Key Biodiversity Areas) with and without official protection status.
     
    • 2.1 Facilitate effective collaboration between CSO, local and indigenous communities and park management units to improve planning and management of official protected areas.
       
    • 2.2 Develop and implement management approaches that integrate sustainable use by business or local stakeholders with conservation of ecosystem values in Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) outside official protected areas.
       
    • 2.3 Support surveys, research, and awareness campaigns to create new protected areas or better manage KBAs without protection status.
       
    • 2.4 Work with central and local governments on specific legal and policy instruments, including land use plans and development plans, for better site management, and build a constituency of support for their promulgation and implementation.
       
  3. Support sustainable natural resource management by communities in priority sites and corridors.
     
    • 3.1 Support community institutions to secure adequate rights over resources, and to develop and implement rules on resource use.
       
    • 3.2 Develop alternatives for livelihoods otherwise dependent on unsustainable resource management practices and enhance markets for sustainably produced products and services.
       
    • 3.3 Propose specific legal and policy instruments to address obstacles to effective community based natural resource management at local or national level.
       
  4. Strengthen community-based action to protect marine species and sites.
     
    • 4.1 Support the identification and establishment of new local marine protected areas.
       
    • 4.2 Strengthen local institutions and mechanisms for management and monitoring of marine protected areas.
       
    • 4.3 Support the engagement of local government to increase the financial sustainability and legal effectiveness of local marine protected areas.
       
    • 4.4 Facilitate the sharing of lessons and experiences between stakeholders involved in marine conservation initiatives.
       
  5. Engage the private sector in conservation of priority sites and corridors, in production landscapes, and throughout the hotspot.
     
    • 5.1 Engage with the private sector, business associations, and chambers of commerce so that corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding supports the goals of the ecosystem profile.
       
    • 5.2 Encourage mining and plantation companies and their funders and buyers, to consider conservation values in management of concessions and rehabilitation of production areas.
       
    • 5.3 Establish links between CSOs and organizations undertaking campaigns with consumers, financiers, and consumer-facing companies to create market-related incentives and disincentives for private sector to support conservation actions.
       
    • 5.4 Support efforts for mediation or formal engagement with mining and other industry to reduce threats from unlicensed operators or those operating with an illegitimate license.
       
  6. Enhance civil society capacity for effective conservation action in Wallacea.
     
    • 6.1 Enhance the capacity of civil society to identify, plan and undertake surveys, planning, implementation, and monitoring of conservation actions.
       
    • 6.2 Catalyze networking and collaboration among community groups, NGOs, private sector, and other elements of civil society.
       
    • 6.3 Increase the volume of sustainable funding available to civil society for conservation actions via capacity building and appropriate mechanisms.
       
  7. Provide strategic leadership and effective coordination of conservation investment through a regional implementation team.
     
    • 7.1 Operationalize and coordinate CEPF’s grant-making processes and procedures to ensure effective implementation of the investment strategy throughout the hotspot.
       
    • 7.2 Build a broad constituency of civil society groups working across institutional and political boundaries towards achieving the shared conservation goals described in the ecosystem profile.
       
    • 7.3 Engage governments and the private sector to mainstream biodiversity into policies and business practices.
       
    • 7.4 Monitor the status of biogeographic and sectoral priorities in relation to the long-term sustainability of conservation in the hotspot.
       
    • 7.5 Implement a system for communication and disseminating information on conservation of biodiversity in the hotspot.

Read more about CEPF's strategy in the hotspot in chapter 12 of our ecosystem profile (PDF - 3.6 MB).