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CEPF-supported initiative celebrates start of activities in Cerrado

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundIt has been working since 2000 to ensure the participation and contribution of civil society in the conservation of some of the world's biologically rich but currently threatened ecosystems.

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 the French Development Agency, International Conservation, European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and World Bank, to provide funding for the protection of unique and threatened ecosystems - also known as priority hotspots of biodiversity.

In 2013 the CEPF Donor Council selected the Cerrado biome as one of the priority hotspots $ 8 million were allocated to project investments from 2016 to 2021. Between 2016 and 2017 CEPF Cerrado made two calls to support projects in the Cerrado. Currently, the Fund has 34 projects, divided into Large and Small Support. Some of these initiatives are already underway and others have just signed their contracts to start their activities, such as the Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association, who presented the project & #8220; Seedling nursery for agroforestry production in Aldeia Brejão & #8221; and which is located in the Nioaque Indigenous Land (Mato Grosso do Sul). To celebrate the great first step in the beginning of the activities of this project, representatives of the association recorded a note of thanks to the CEPF team. Check out!