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The hotspots approach to the conservation of ecosystems is a highly targeted strategy for tackling the challenge of biodiversity loss at the global level.
As many hotspots cross national borders, the approach transcends political boundaries and fosters coordination and joint efforts across large landscapes for local and global benefits.
A Strategic Framework sets the 5-year strategy for our global program beginning in July 2007.
At the hotspot level, strategy development with a rich mix of partners is a unique part of our approach.
The process is led by civil society groups and includes diverse stakeholders to develop a shared strategy from the outset.
The strategy—a key part of the ecosystem profile developed for each hotspot—guides the award of all grants.
The CEPF Donor Council has approved 18 ecosystem profiles to date:
- Atlantic Forest (Brazil) English (PDF, 1.6 MB) / Português (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Cape Floristic Region (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Caucasus English (PDF, 3.5 MB) / Russian (PDF, 4.8 MB)
- Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (PDF, 1 MB)
- Eastern Himalayas Region (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- Guinean Forests of West Africa (Upper Guinean Forest Ecosystem)English (PDF, 585 KB) / Français (PDF, 617 KB)
- Indo-Burma (Indochina region) (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar) English (PDF, 361 KB) / Français (PDF, 390 KB)
- Northern Mesoamerica: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico English (PDF, 1 MB) / Español (PDF, 1MB)
- Southern Mesoamerica: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama English (PDF, 747 KB) / Español (PDF, 753 KB)
- Mountains of Southwest China English (PDF, 1.1 MB) / Chinese (PDF, 645 KB)
- The Philippines (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Polynesia-Micronesia (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Succulent Karoo (PDF, 496 KB)
- Sundaland (Sumatra) English (PDF, 810 KB) / Bahasa (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- Tropical Andes (Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor) English (PDF, 500 KB) / Español (PDF, 484 KB)
- Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena (Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor) English (PDF, 1.5 MB) / Español (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Western Ghats and Sri Lanka (Western Ghats region) (PDF, 1.9 MB)
© Conservation International, photo by Haroldo Castro
Woman with charcoal made from forests in Madagascar.
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Our regional investment strategies are endorsed by national Global Environment Facility focal points to ensure consistency with national Biodiversity Action Plans and country programmatic frameworks.