MacArthur recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to help conserve biodiversity hotspots, the most threatened and biologically rich areas on Earth. The Foundation’s latest commitment expands its support to CEPF to $37 million since the global program’s first year of providing grants in 2001. It also brings the total new funds raised for consolidation and expansion of the program to $82 million to date. The new funding will enable CEPF to provide support for partners whose work will consolidate gains already made and expand its innovative approach to other critical areas.

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Conservation & Sustainable Development, Conservation, Science