Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia

Sector: biodiversity

Funding Agency:

Country: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Type: large grant


Link: Visit

Description: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. The Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot covers varying proportions of Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. CEPF’s niche for investment in the region was formulated through a participatory process that engaged civil society, donor and government stakeholders throughout the region.