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The CEPF Cerrado strategy in Brazil for the period of 2016-2021 comprehends 15 investment priorities grouped in six strategic directions. Throughout five years, CEPF will be investing 8 million dollars in the Cerrado.

The priority conservation goals for the Cerrado hotspot include avoid or minimize deforestation, restore degraded lands in order to rebuild ecological connectivity in the landscape and expand the protected areas.

CEPF will also support actions aimed at the conservation of nine priority terrestrial and freshwater species, which have conservation action plans and are listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List. These investments will focus on implementing these existing plans of action.

CEPF investments will concentrate on projects within four priority corridors:

  • Kalungas Landing Vines
  • Matopiba Central
  • Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu
  • Mirador-Mesas

These corridors have 62 KBAs (acronym for Key Biodiversity Areas), with "very high" relative importance for conservation. The total surface covered by the four priority corridors is about 32.2 million hectares, representing approximately 16% of all Cerrado hotspot.

Check the strategic directions and the investment priorities of CEPF in the Cerrado: