HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion

This release is also available in French.

Arlington, Virginia (July 11, 2007) A global environment fund that revolutionized how international partners work together to protect the worlds biologically richest and most threatened regions today announced $50 million in new funding.

The French Development Agency (AFD) becomes the sixth partner to commit $25 million to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). In addition, Conservation International (CI), a founding partner, agreed to match the AFD commitment dollar-for-dollar, which doubles CIs total contribution to date to $50 million.

Millions of people are directly dependent on biodiversity for their livelihoods, so saving it is a condition for their development, said Jean-Michel Severino, the AFD director general. In CEPF, we are joining an alliance of donors who pool their resources and expertise to have a greater impact on the preservation of poor countries most precious capital their natural environment.

The other CEPF partners are the World Bank, the Government of Japan, the Global Environment Facility, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Since its inception in 2000, CEPF has helped protect nearly 10 million hectares an area larger than Portugal of Earths richest biodiversity while influencing government policies in dozens of countries. With the new funding, CEPF will expand to the Indochina region of Indo-Burma; the remote Pacific island nations of Micronesia, tropical Polynesia, and Fiji in Polynesia-Micronesia; and the Western Ghats region of southern India.

These biodiversity hotspots are among 34 regions identified by CI as containing a high percentage of species found nowhere else and facing extreme risk, with at least 70 percent of their natural vegetation already lost. In Indo-Burma, only 5 percent remains in pristine condit
'"/>

Contact: Tom Cohen
tcohen@conservation.org
703-341-2729
Conservation International
11-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Revolutionary nanotechnology illuminates brain cells at work
2. Revolutionary new medical treatments: International effort to steer around obstacles
3. 1,000-year-old Arctic ponds disappearing due to global warming
4. Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
5. Scientists call for global push to advance research in synthetic biology
6. Northern forests less effective than tropical forests in reducing global warming
7. UN issues analysis of global investors sustainable energy gold rush
8. Gannet population under threat from global warming
9. Yale journal examines the global impact of cities
10. Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
11. QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/12/2020)... SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (PRWEB) , ... August 11, 2020 ... ... Janssen R&D subsidiary based in Princeton, NJ, have entered into license agreements with ... discovery and development. Both Roche and J&J have annual Research and Development ...
(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... Nine middle school ... STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that provides advanced STEM (science, ... school science teachers nationwide. , Created in partnership between the National Stem Cell ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... BioFactura, Inc. today announced a $1 million ... & Technology Office—Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD) of the Department of Defense (DoD). ... efficient mammalian cell culture-based bioprocess suitable to meet surge requirement needs for rapid ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2020)... , ... August 06, 2020 , ... ... vaccine industries, announces it has closed on the purchase of greenfield for a ... Conroe, TX and includes over 21 acres in the initial acquisition, with an ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is now offering patients the opportunity ... cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would like treated. , Several studies ... Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is obtained from a lab with ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... SHREWSBURY, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2020 ... ... clad wire that can combine up to three different materials for use with ... can combine up to three materials to meet specific design requirements, performance, and ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... of the top radiation centers in 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary ... is now in routine use at top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: