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Soutenir les pêcheurs artisanaux de Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
Comment l’acquisition de matériel par des pêcheurs Tunisiens peut renforcer la protection d’un environnement marin sur le long terme
Fishers near Zembra island, Tunisia © Louis Marie Preau

Supporting the artisanal fishers of Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
How purchasing fishing equipment for Tunisian fishers can protect a marine environment in the long term
Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine - © Ahmad Al Omari

Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

Mon, 22/02/2021
From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them
Team members from EnvPro and E-grupa © Mihailo Jovićević

The new wave of plant conservationists in the...

Fri, 19/02/2021
Move over bearded botanists: a new generation of young expert plant scientists are scaling remote Balkan mountains to save extremely rare plants found nowhere else – some with ranges smaller than a football field
Adonis River in Lebanon -  © Sharif Jbour

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in...

Thu, 11/02/2021
CEPF and BirdLife International, serving as regional implementation team (RIT) for the Mediterranean hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from non-governmental organizations in Lebanon under Strategic Direction 2: "Freshwater biodiversity".
Niksci karstic field grazing © Jovo Radulovic

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in...

Mon, 01/02/2021
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a call for proposals for Small Grants for Environmental Civil Society Organizations in the Balkans.
Algeria Landscape

Appel aux lettres d’intention: Investissement...

Thu, 17/12/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects in Algeria

Critically Endangered lark rebounds after...

Thu, 10/12/2020
Once confined to just one tiny, exposed rocky islet, the Raso Lark is now breeding on a second larger island and showing great signs of recovery thanks to ground-breaking conservation work in Cabo Verde
The Skadar Pedunculate Oak has long stalks on its acorns © Montenegrin Ecologists Society

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and...

Fri, 27/11/2020
From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies
Western slope Mount Lebanon 2,600m © O. Langrand

Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Thu, 19/11/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of cultural landscapes in Lebanon
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons...

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
Loggerhead turtle monitoring © Projeto Biodiversidad, Island of Sal

Call for proposals: coastal areas in Cabo Verde

Wed, 28/10/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of coastal areas in Cabo Verde.
Tunisia © El Goulli Mohamed

Call for proposals: coastal areas and freshwater...

Wed, 23/09/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection and management of coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
Plant surveying by Prespa Lake © Dejan Dimidzieski

New wave of plant conservationists supported in...

Wed, 26/08/2020
The Prespa region contains several understudied endemic plant species. New funding is enabling the next generation of young plant conservationists to assess the Red List status of these species using innovative conservation technology and techniques.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian...

Tue, 25/08/2020
Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small...

Mon, 24/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grant projects in Lebanon that address the reparation of office / project facilities and/or the purchase of project equipment that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster in Beirut on 4 August 2020.
© Ahmed Alomary, An-Najah National University

Call for proposals: sustainable and traditional...

Thu, 13/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on protecting, reviving and restoring cultural landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity...

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.