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

The goal is to promote conservation in high priority biological areas on a landscape scale. From this perspective, CEPF identifies and supports 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 biome as one of the priority hotspots and 8 million dollars were allocated to investments in projects from 2016 to 2021.

In 2014, the Conservation International (CI-Brazil) and the Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN in Portuguese) were selected to prepare the ecosystem profile for the Cerrado hotspot, with the aim of providing the following goals: an overall vision of the biodiversity conservation, analyzing the priority actions, establish a strategic framework for granting CEPF funds and offer a broader agenda to the hotspot to be used for everyone that could contribute for Cerrado's conservation.

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