CCI-CBF Week Takes Caribbean Biodiversity Virtual

banner-square4Nassau, THE BAHAMAS: Since 2016, the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) have been holding joint annual meetings, called CCI-CBF Week. This year’s event, originally due to be scheduled in the Bahamas, will now be held online and is free to attend. This year’s meeting theme is – “Nature-Based Solutions for our Caribbean Future”-

The host organizations invite all Caribbean citizens and stakeholders with an interest in protecting the region’s natural resources to participate and contribute to the discussions.


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A Message from the CBF

CBF Mesage PicMay 12, 2020 - The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund team hopes that you, your loved ones, and your colleagues are keeping safe and well. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted life as we know it, with terms such as social distancing, quarantine and isolation becoming normalized in our daily vocabulary and practices.

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NCTF Spotlight: Protected Areas Trust (Guyana)

GPAT PhotoMay 12, 2020 - The CBF welcomed Guyana as an observer at our Annual Meeting in Antigua in June 2019, and by December 2019 the Guyana Sub-Account was established in the CBF Endowment Fund with support from KfW. Guyana has a National Conservation Trust Fund (NCTF) – the Protected Areas Trust (Guyana) (GPAT), which was established by the Protected Areas Act 2011 and began operations in 2014. Here is a feature on the Trust.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Conservation Fund (SVGCF) launches its First Call for Proposals!

Waterfalls pictureOn May 12, 2020 - The CBF celebrated an important milestone with the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Conservation Fund (SVGCF) – they issued their first call for proposals, which is an important milestone for any Conservation Trust Fund. Below is a brief summary of the SVGCF Call processand what we can look for from them as they move forward. Congratulations to Chairman Michael John, Executive Director Vanburn Harry and their amazing team!

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Successful 1st EbA Workshop held in Santo Domingo

Successful 1st EbA Workshop held in Santo DomingoDominican Republic, May 12, 2020 - The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) Facility, in collaboration with the German Development Bank (KfW), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the German Development Agency (GIZ) convened the 1st EbA Workshop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 25-26 February, 2020.

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