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The Cerrado is considered a biodiversity hotspot because it is located in the most biologically rich areas of the Earth and also among the most endangered; and therefore needs to be conserved.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global program that provides funding and technical assistance to civil society such as non-governmental organizations, community groups and the private sector.

CEPF acts as a catalyst for building strategic working alliances across diverse groups, combining skills and eliminating duplication of efforts to achieve a broad and coordinated approach to addressing the challenges of conserving unique ecosystems.

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.


Between 2016 and 2019 CEPF Cerrado released tree calls to support projects in the Cerrado. Currently, the Fund has approximately 55 projects, divided into Large and Small Grants. For more information about our partners and the projects that are being implemented throughout the Cerrado, please visit: http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/lista-projetos/