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Sept. 1, 2007

Support for Georgia’s Newest National Park

Mta-Bari, a Georgian NGO, will help more than 12,000 local residents better protect the buffer zone surrounding the country's newest national park.

Aug. 10, 2007

Protecting Yunnan’s Snub-nosed Monkeys

Communities and nature reserve officials are working together in an important partnership to protect Endangered Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys, which are found only in the Mountains of Southwest China Hotspot.

Aug. 10, 2007

More Funds for Amphibian Protection

The Amphibian Action Fund recently received $1 million in additional support for the protection of globally threatened amphibians.

Aug. 1, 2007

Plant Collection Expedition in Eastern Nepal

The Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal recently completed a 3-week field visit to record the condition, richness, and diversity of plants in the Eastern Himalayas Region. The findings were shared with local communities, and will also help identify important plant areas and strategies for their conservation.

May 18, 2007

Jisha Village Sets First for Environmental Law in China

An influential new textbook on Chinese environmental law cites the work of a Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund grantee in the Yunnan Province, in which a community successfully blocked unlawful tourism development. The textbook helps promote an understanding of biodiversity and natural resource management in China.

May 11, 2007

CEPF Council Approves Expansion

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) won approval from its Donor Council for an expansion to three more of Asia’s biologically richest and most threatened regions. The Council approved strategic investment plans for the Indo-Burma, Polynesia-Micronesia, and Western Ghats and Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspots April 26.

May 11, 2007

Assessments Completed in Six Additional Regions

New assessments found that Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investments have helped build civil society as an effective force for long-term biodiversity conservation in nine of the world's most threatened regions.

Feb. 8, 2007

Green Gold™ Going Global

A certification process for sustainably mined artisan gold from the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot has achieved international recognition. European jewelers are now using gold produced by Afro-Colombian miners according to special environmental and social criteria developed by Corporación Oro Verde.

Jan. 22, 2007

New Management Strategy for Atlantic Forest Protected Areas

The Brazilian government recently announced the creation of three new mosaics of protected areas in the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot. The mosaics will help provide an integrated managment strategy for 51 protected areas in the Serra do Mar biodiversity conservation corridor.

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