EACN Monthly Newsletter 

Strengthening community participation in natural resource conservation
Communities serve as key stakeholders in conserving the natural resources around them. It is therefore essential for communities to be involved in all stages of conservation practices. Conservation Lake Tanganyika is an organization that is incorporating the concept of community involvement in natural resource conservation in its CEPF-funded project in Tanzania. Read more

Fostering conservation through community engagement
"As part of an initiative by CEPF to build capacity among its grantees, I took part in a site visit and learning exchange in Aliyu Amba Kebele, Ethiopia in November 2016. The exchange was organized by the Tropical Biology Association and was hosted by Lem, the Environment & Development Society of Ethiopia (Lem, Ethiopia). The exchange also involved another representative from Sustainable Natural Management Association (SURNAMA)". Read more
CEPF grantees collaborate to encourage conservation and development
CEPF grantees, Legado and LUPA- Association for Community Development, are partnering to formulate and implement conservation and development goals for key biodiversity area, Mount Namuli in Mozambique. The two organizations are focusing on encouraging the communities around the mountain to adopt a sustainable natural resource management plan to foster biodiversity conservation in the Namuli region. Read more

Encouraging conservation through eco-tourism
Read more about the experience of a grantee in a site exchange visit which took place in Loita Hills, Kenya in July 2016. The exchange was hosted by Kijabe Environment Volunteers and involved four participants from Sustainable Natural Resource management (SURNAMA) and University of Gondar. Read more.

Opportunities and Resources

What:Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
This provides grants to organizations with an aim of helping save critically endangered flora and fauna in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Deadline: 1 March 2017
What: Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Grants are provided for projects that focus on individual species conservation. The grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts.
Deadline: 28 February 2017
What:Tusk Conservation Award
This award recognizes an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist and recognizes their contribution to conservation.
Deadline: 3 March 2017
What: : Arcus Foundation-Great Apes Program
This provides grants to organizations to promote the survival of great apes in the wild. Grants focus on activities that impact chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and gibbons
Deadline: Ongoing
Visit the TBA bulletin board for more opportunities and the Capacity for Conservation website for self-led organizational development
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