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This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Description/achievement of initiative
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) advances the global conservation agenda on several fronts. The objective of the Fund is to serve as a catalyst to create strategic working alliances among diverse groups, combining unique capacities and eliminating duplication of efforts for a comprehensive, coordinated approach to conservation challenges. Investments support such projects as managing of protected areas and coordinating biodiversity corridors; training; transboundary planning; encouraging local dialogue with extractive industries; engaging in conflict resolution; priority setting and consensus building; strengthening indigenous organizations and facilitating partnerships between the private sector and protected areas.
Government of Japan - Ministry of the Environment
Conservation International (CI) (United States of America)
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) (United States of America)
World Bank Group (United States of America)
Other intergovernmental organizations:
Global Environment Facility (GEF) (United States of America)
MacArthur Foundation (United States of America)