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Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO), one of the grantees of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in Ethiopia, published the Biodiversity Express Survey report for Sheka Forest Biodiversity Reserve. BINCO encourages follow-up studies and future research projects to pile up information that would enhance the current assessment.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at and at

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CEPF - EAM Call for Letters of Inquiry No.16

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), since the beginning of 2015, granted USD482, 389.00 for three local environmental NGOs and two universities in Ethiopia for conservation of key biodiversity areas in Lake Tana Catchment Landscape Corridor at Aliyu Amba, Mount Guna, Awi Zone and Lake Tana through its investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot.

The grantees include Lem the Environment & Development Society of Ethiopia, Bahir Dar University and Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) which secured large grants and University of Gonder and Bees for Development Ethiopia that received small grants.


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EAM Seventh call for proposals REVISED

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EAM 11th Call for Proposal

Although Vultures are often not well appreciated, they are magnificent birds that fulfil a vital role in the ecosystem and provide a major service to African society. By eating and cleaning up the remains of dead animals vultures prevent the spread of diseases like rabies and anthrax that are highly contagious to humans and wildlife. Darcy Ogada, a Kenya-based conservationist from the Peregrine Fund stated that “In India, the almost complete disappearance of vultures has resulted in a strong increase of the feral dog population and associated rabies incidence, which has been estimated to have incurred $34 billion US in human health costs alone. It is shocking that nobody seems to be worried about the massive vulture decline we are now witnessing across Africa”.

There are 23 species of vultures in the world, seven of which are found in the American continent (New-World Vultures), 11 in Africa and the other five are distributed across Europe and Asia (Old-World Vultures).  “Three of every four old-world vulture species are already globally threatened with extinction or Near Threatened according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species”, said Kariuki Ndanganga, BirdLife Africa’s Species Programme Manager.

Ethiopia has 8 species of Vultures, including Bearded Vulture, Hooded Vulture, Rüppell’s Vulture, Griffon Vulture, White-backed Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, White-headed Vulture and Egyptian Vulture.  Of these, two (Griffon and Egyptian Vultures) are migrants while the rest are residents. Of the eight vulture species in Ethiopia, four are Endangered, two are Vulnerable, one is Near Threatened and the last one is of Least Concern, according to IUCN Red List Category.

Bearded Vulture by Joachim S. Müller

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