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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has been working since 2000 to ensure the participation and contribution to the civil society in conservation os some of the world's richest ecosystems from a biological point of view, but currently thretened.

The goal is to promote the conservation in high priority biological areas and on a landscape scale. From this perspective, CEPF identifies and support a regional approach, involving a wide range of public and private institutions to address conversation needs through coordinated efforts.

CEPF is a joint program of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, Government of Japan and World Bank, in order to offer financing to protect unique and threatened ecosystems - known also as biodiversity hotspots.

In 2013, the CEPF Donor Council selected the Cerrado biom as one os the prioritaty hotspots and 8 millions were allocated to investments in projects from 2016 to 2021.

In 2014, the Conservation International Brazil (CI-Brasil) and the Sociedade Institute and the Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN) were selected to prepare the ecosystem profile for the Cerrado hotspot, with the aim of providing a overall vision of the biodiversity conservation, analysing the action priorities, stablish a strategic framework for granting the CPF funds and offer a broader agenda for the hotspot to be used for everyone that wight contribute for the Cerrado conservation.

To learn more about the Fund and its activities in other regions of the planet, please visit: http://www.cepf.net