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The Mediterranean Basin: together for nature

By Shaun Hurrell After five years of conservation in the Mediterranean, our latest publication “Together” shows how the region’s diverse cultures are committed to protecting its nature. Discover incredible species, motivating stories, complex threats, conservation successes and innovative ideas, as we share local solutions for nature conservation. Imagine bee-eaters, cave salamanders, geckos, macaques, dragonflies, and pelicans for a flavour of the …

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Final Validation Workshop for the Ecosystem Profile update for the Mediterranean Basin

The CEPF investment in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot began in 2010, where a process of creating an Ecosystem Profile of the region was undertaken. Since 2012 CEPF has been granting funds to civil society organizations in the Mediterranean Basin, following the investment strategy set out in the Ecosystem Profile. The BirdLife Partnership lead on the preparation of the Ecosystem Profile, …

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National Consultation Workshop for Ecosystem Profile update for the Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, Lebanon being one of its major components, is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) niche is to work with all actors engaged in conservation and development activities in Mediterranean Basin countries to foster partnerships in priority corridors and sites. Such …

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CEPF updating of the Ecosystem Profile for the Mediterranean Basin

  The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund-CEPF is currently undergoing an update of the “Ecosystem Profile” for the Mediterranean Basin that would be the basis for the grant allocation in the next 5 years. Correspondingly, The public consultation for the CEPF updating process of the Ecosystem Profile for the Mediterranean Basin has now been launched, and all stakeholders are invited to …

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2015 CEPF Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 CEPF Photo Contest! These striking images celebrate the people, species and ecosystems that CEPF supports through its grants to civil society organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots, Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas. They also include images of nature-based solutions to climate change, representing work by CEPF grantees to build climate resilience …

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CEPF Mid-term Assessment Regional Meeting in Ulcinj

CEPF mid-term assessment of the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot has been initiated since January 2015. This involved National Assessments with 186 participants from all 11 eligible countries of the hotspot; a Stakeholder Survey in 4 languages for all stakeholders in the Med programme, receiving 116 responses. From 25- 27 May 2015 CEPF organized a Regional Meeting to verify these findings …

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Act4Drin launches the “Echoes from the Drin” short films triplet

This video has been developed within the CEPF funded Act4Drin project led by MIO-ECSDE and implemented in collaboration with KAQKA PRODUCTION, BIOSFERA, EDEN, GREENHOME and MES. Act4Drin aims at raising public awareness, enhancing knowledge and empowering NGOs to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin. The core message that the Act4Drin short films seek to bring forward …

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CEPF 2015 PHOTO CONTEST

Calling all photographers: The 2015 CEPF Photo Contest begins tomorrow!   CEPF invites its grantees to enter our 2015 Digital Photo Contest.   Before submitting photos, you must read the following rules and legal conditions  (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, you agree to the Official Rules and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is …

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Beirut hosts workshop to discuss responsible hunting areas in Lebanon

Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) organized a workshop in Beirut to discuss the objectives of a project to promote responsible hunting practices in Lebanon through awareness campaign by LEF NGOs, and initiating a pilot model Responsible Hunting Area – RHA. LEF has received a CEPF grant to promote responsible hunting …

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Anjar adopts pilot model for public hunting area

Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) and the Society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a partnership agreement with the municipality of Anjar to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon through initiating a pilot model public hunting area – PHA  announced by the municipality planned to be far from houses and the important bird areas IBA. The event was …

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