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Assessing Five Years of CEPF Investment in the Tumbes-Choc√≥-Magdalena Biodiversity Hotspot: English (PDF, 822 KB) / Español (PDF, 837 KB)

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Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena Investment Priorities

1.  Establish/strengthen local and regional mechanisms to foster corridor-level conservation 1.1  Develop and operationalize existing and new frameworks and processes for information exchange, alliance building, and dialogue for coordination between stakeholders, governments, international donors, and NGOs
1.2  In a civil society led effort prepare a financing strategy for conservation in the corridor, to examine trust funds, endowments, conservation concessions, and ecotrusts
1.3  Support environmental monitoring and evaluation systems for development and conservation initiatives and for selected species
1.4  Through civil society efforts, incorporate corridor conservation priorities and plans into the Ecuadorian National Biodiversity Strategy, and into Ecuadorian local and regional development and decentralization plans; integrate coastal ecosystems into corridor priorities
1.5  Increase awareness of, and support for, biodiversity conservation in the corridor among key stakeholder groups*
1.6  Through targeted civil society initiatives, improve and consolidate legal framework for national systems of protected areas*
1.7  Launch and complete transfrontier territory planning processes, including agro-ecological zoning of critical areas, to promote land use that is compatible with corridor priorities*
1.8  Ensure that civil society efforts lead to the incorporation of biodiversity concerns into decision-making processes associated with major initiatives, such as Plan Colombia, Plan Pacifico, and Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline*
2.  Bring selected protected areas and species under improved management 2.1  Through civil society efforts prepare and implement management plans for selected protected areas, including Mache Chindul Reserve, Angel Ecological Reserve, and Awa Forest Reserve
2.2  Consolidate selected protected areas - through targeted civil society efforts - including Tatamas, Utria, San Quianga, Farallones de Cali, Munchiques, Galeras, Callapas Matage, and Cotacachi Cayapas
2.3  Improve protection and management of habitat for critical species
2.4  Foster and support applied research on little known, threatened and endemic species and habitats*
2.5  Strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities, communities, NGOs, and the private sector for protected areas management*
3.  Identify and promote sustainable development practices in communities near selected protected areas 3.1  Identify, demonstrate, and disseminate best practices in key sub-sectors: improved forest management, carbon sequestration projects, reforestation; agroforestry, NTFP, coffee, and cacao; sustainable shrimp farming; and ecotourism*
3.2  Identify, demonstrate, and disseminate traditional uses of natural resources*

* Investment priorities to be supported in conjunction with funding partners through funds leveraged by CEPF support.

* Note: CEPF is not accepting letters of inquiry for the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena Hotspot at this time. Get more information about our related funding mechanisms or other funding resources. Tell a Friend About CEPF

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