Cape Floristic Region Investment Priorities

1. Support civil society involvement in the establishment of protected areas and management plans in CFR biodiversity corridors

1.1  Through civil society efforts identify and design innovative mechanisms and strategies for conservation of private, corporate or communal landholdings within biodiversity corridors

1.2  Support private sector and local community participation in the development and implementation of management plans for biodiversity corridors

1.3  Especially within the Gouritz and Cederberg corridors, identify priority landholdings requiring immediate conservation action
2. Promote innovative private sector and community involvement in conservation in landscapes surrounding CFR biodiversity corridors

2.1  Promote civil society efforts to establish and support biodiversity-based businesses among disadvantaged groups, in particular in areas surrounding the Gouritz and Baviaanskloof corridors

2.2  Implement best practices within industries affecting biodiversity in the CFR, e.g. the wine and flower industries.
3. Support civil society efforts to create an institutional environment that enables effective conservation action

3.1  Support civil society efforts to consolidate data to support appropriate land use and policy decisions

3.2  Support civil society initiatives to integrate biodiversity concerns into policy and local government procedures in priority municipalities

3.3  Improve coordination among institutions involved in conservation of CFR biodiversity corridors through targeted civil society interventions
4. Establish a small grants fund to build capacity among institutions and individuals working on conservation in the CFR

4.1  Support internships and training programs to raise capacity for conservation, particularly targeting previously disadvantaged groups

4.2  Support initiatives to increase technical capacity of organizations involved in CFR conservation, particularly in relation to the priority geographic areas

* Note: CEPF is not accepting letters of inquiry for the Cape Floristic Region at this time. Get more information about our related funding mechanisms or other funding resources.

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