Conservation and Research - Conservation by Site
Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
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Founded in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems.

CEPF provides grants to non-governmental and private sector organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots, Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas.

During 2013 - 2020, KFBG has been part of the CEPF Regional Implementation Team for the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, helping to facilitate calls for proposals and to oversee small grants in China.

About Indo-Burma Regional Program

Encompassing more than 2 million km2 of tropical Asia, Indo-Burma is one of the most threatened of the Earth’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. Only 5 percent of its natural habitat remains in relatively pristine condition.

The combination of economic development and increasing human population is placing unprecedented pressure on the hotspot’s natural capital. The large portion of the population living in rural areas and high levels of poverty throughout mean that natural resources, particularly those of forests, freshwater wetlands and coastal habitats, form a critical component of livelihood strategies for many of the hotspot’s inhabitants. Consequently, poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation are inextricably linked.

The program covers Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as parts of southern China. The investment of the program at phase I (2008-2013) was USD 9.7 million, and the investment at phase II (2013-2020) was USD 15.8 million.

Overview of China Grants

List of Completed Grants

Year

Type of Grant

Name of Grantee

Project Title

2013

Large

TRAFFIC International

Starving the Supply – Interventions to Curb Illegal Wildlife Trade from Southeast Asia into southern China

2013

Large

Fauna & Flora International

Promoting a Community-based Limestone Biodiversity Conservation Network in Guangxi and Yunnan

2013

Large

The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

Capacity Building of Local Conservation Groups in Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces to Address Illegal Shorebird Trapping Problem

2013

Small

Kunming Institute of Zoology 

Freshwater turtle conservation in karst area of Yunnan and Guangxi  

2013

Small

Guangxi Nanning Bei Dou Xing Ti Yu Culture Co., Ltd 

Set up a bird watching society in Guangxi  

2013

Small

Zoological Society of Yunnan   

Capacity building of local communities in bird conservation in Huang Lianshan, Yunnan        

2014

Large

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Establish Protected Area Friendly System in tropical China

2014

Large

Yi Tai Rui Wo Environmental Consulting Company Limited

Nu River Biodiversity: Increasing Knowledge and Capacity on Infrastructure Impacts

2014

Large

Shan Shui Conservation Center

Biodiversity Information Sharing Platform for Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Policy Making

2014

Small

Natural Conservation Association Pianbian                                        

Capacity-building of local communities and promotion of community forestry Daweishan, Yunnan           

2014

Small

Liuzhou Bird Watching Society

Fostering Community-based Conservation in Nonggang Nature Reserve 

2014

Small

Hainan Hele-crab Conservation Center  

Co-development of biodiversity, community and livelihood in Xiaohai, Hainan 

2014

Small

Beihai Citizen Volunteer Association

Supporting the growth of college environmental societies in Beihai, Guangxi 

2014

Small

Hainan Gao11 Culture Communication Ltd     

The Squirrel School’s Guided Eco-tours in Yangshan Wetland, Hainan

2015

Large

TRAFFIC International

Sustainable Trade in Wild Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the Sino-Vietnamese Limestone Corridor

2015

Large

The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

Empowerment of local communities to address problem of illegal hunting in Guangdong and Guangxi, China.

2015

Large

Beijing Normal University

Strengthening Civil Society Networking to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Southern China

2015

Small

Guangxi Biodiversity Research and Conservation Association

Hou Niao Volunteer Program – Promoting a Coastal Wetland Volunteer Network in Guangxi

2015

Small

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hunting for solutions in Southwest China

For more information, please visit https://www.cepf.net/