New $9.8 Million Commitment to Conservation in East Africa, Arabia
How many environmentalists does it take to develop a regional conservation strategy? Quite a lot! Recently more than 200 of them worked together to design a plan for protecting essential ecosystems in an area known as the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.
The hotspot covers more than 9,650 kilometers (6,000 miles) from the mountains of Arabia to the Chimanimani Massif on the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, to the Ethiopian highlands and the lakes of the Albertine Rift. To develop an ecosystem profile — a strategic plan to guide conservation investment in the region — the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) engaged conservationists, researchers, government officials and local stakeholders from across the 17-country region.
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