WCS and USAID Launch Uganda Biodiversity Fund

     On the 1st of March, 2017, the WCS, with support from USAID, launched the Uganda Biodiversity Fund. This fund aims to help generate the resources needed to conserve Uganda’s wildlife and natural heritage. For further details on what will benefit from the fund, its future goals, and how you can become involved, please see the WCS News Release.

Search for Conservation Education Funding

Mr. Kweku Amankwah, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Green Environmental Network in Ghana and a member of the CFA, has been accepted to a Masters program through Kalu Institute in Spain; his research will be focused on conservation, biodiversity and sustainable funding, well-aligned with the CFA's focus.

He has been granted a scholarship for a portion of the expenses for this distance learning program, but is responsible for the remaining 870 Euros and is looking for sponsorship. Does anyone have any ideas of funding sources? Note that timing is important as he must pay the fees before February. If you have suggestions, please contact him directly at

Application Process is Open for the Annual Kinship Conservation Fellows Program

Just a reminder that applications are open for the 2017 Kinship Conservation Fellows program. Applications from CFA members are more than welcome, and we'd also appreciate your help sharing this information with friends and colleagues.

You can share this post on social media, or if you know someone who would make a great Fellow, download a nomination form or write a brief letter (no more than 300 words) and email it to

Thank you for helping us recruit Fellows for 2017!

Kinship Fellows program staff

Groundbreaking Partnership Signed to Support Environmental Protections in the Dominican Republic

On December 12th, 2016, in Santo Domingo, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) and El Fondo Nacional para el Medio Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (Fondo MARENA) signed a ground-breaking Partnership Agreement, which will trigger new annual flows of funding to support environmental conservation projects in the Dominican Republic. This represents an important major step toward addressing the long-standing issue of lack of reliable and long-term funding to support environmental protection. This is the first agreement, of an initial set of eight, which the CBF aims to sign with partner national trust fund across the Caribbean.

View the press release