Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund - Indo-Burma Hotspot

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have issued a call for proposals for projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

The call for Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) is open for applicants from non-government organisations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organisations, for projects in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. A separate call for proposals covering Myanmar will be issued at a later date.

The Indo-Burma Hotspot comprises all non-marine parts of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, plus parts of southern China. With its high levels of plant and animal endemism, and limited remaining natural habitat, Indo-Burma ranks among the top 10 biodiversity hotspots for irreplaceability and the top five for threat.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank, and is also supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation in the Indo-Burma hotspot. A fundamental goal of CEPF is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.

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