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Strengthened Solomon Islands organization now helping others | CEPF

In the East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, the young organization Mai-Maasina Green Belt (MMGB) is bringing together the conservationists of Malaita Island after strengthening its own capacity with the help of a CEPF grant.

"The funding provided for the development of our conservation strategies and policies has been a key intervention for us."

MMGB’s founders—all of whom are active with other conservation organizations in the region—established the community-based nonprofit in 2017

Why We Love The Pendry Hotels & Resorts (and Why You Should, Too)

Sleek design, a trendy vibe, always the best cocktails and we can bring Fido? Sign us up. As self-proclaimed hotel enthusiasts, we at Fora take our list of go-to places very seriously. One name that tops the list? The Pendry Hotels & Resorts.

From refined interiors and design-forward corners to thoughtful touches like welcome drinks upon arrival, Pendry’s urban oases offer travelers a sophisticated, yet relaxed take on hospitality. The hotel brand is known for creating warm, lively alcoves wher

5 Best Backpacking Trips on the East Coast

5 Best Backpacking Trips on the East Coast

Old-growth forests, towering waterfalls, and trails steeped with history: there is something magical about backpacking trips on the East Coast. Along with the dramatic cliffs and lush, green forests, one of the most prominent East Coast hiking attractions is the Appalachian Trail (AT). This long-distance trail stretches approximately 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine but offers endless shorter multi-day hiking options.

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Learning from Success | CEPF

Sharing best practices within the conservation community is one way to enable the most effective use of funding and effort.

CEPF’s “Building on Success” learning resource series provides tools for this kind of exchange by highlighting proven conservation approaches from around the globe. Six innovative learning products describe best practices from three biodiversity hotspots—Cerrado, Eastern Afromontane and Indo-Burma—but the lessons are valuable well beyond the boundaries of those regions.


The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Adventure Travel

Adventure travel extends an invitation to some of our planet’s most remarkable places. Whether you’re trekking through Patagonia, rafting the Grand Canyon, or snorkeling in Raja Ampat, outdoor adventures allow you to step outside of your comfort zones, face new challenges, and experience different cultures, all while exploring unique regions around the globe.

In 2018, the adventure travel industry was valued at $586 billion. Now, in a post-Covid, adventure-hungry world, these already colossal n

Announcing CEPF's 2022 Photo Contest Winners | CEPF

In honor of International Day of Biological Diversity, we’re unveiling the winners of CEPF’s ninth annual grantee photo contest!

The annual photo contest gives CEPF the chance to showcase the incredible work grantees do to protect and promote biodiversity. Every year we receive photos from biodiversity hotspots around the world highlighting species, critical ecosystems and the dedicated people who turn conservation strategies into concrete action.

The slogan for 2022’s International Day for Bi

Best Things to Do in North Cascades National Park

Discover the best things to do in North Cascades National Park including camping, lodging, hiking, paddling, & the best time to visit.

Spanning over 500,000 acres, North Cascades National Park in Washington is an alpine wonderland featuring vibrant lakes, thickly forested valleys, over 300 glaciers, and the most rugged peaks of the Cascade Range. With such prominent peaks and exceptional natural features, it’s no surprise that the park has been nicknamed the “American Alps”.

With its towering

Best Time to Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Straddling the North Carolina-Tennessee border in the southeastern United States, the Great Smoky Mountains are home to cascading waterfalls, lush old-growth forests, and picturesque mountain peaks. This popular National Park, which spans over 500,000 acres, provides a glorious setting for year-round adventures, such as hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and bicycling. Each year, the park experiences four distinct seasons that attract millions who are eager to experience its abundant wildlife, roari

What To Pack On Your Backpacking Trip | Blog

What To Pack For A Backpacking Trip

Backpacking is the ultimate outdoor activity; you get the opportunity to focus on your surroundings and enjoy a reprieve from everyday life. If you pack simply, you’ll get the chance to explore the outdoors with just the essentials. You might be wondering: what’s considered essential? Well, that depends on the length, duration, and location of your trip. But because backpacking requires you to carry everything on your back, it’s important to strike the balanc