- The Wallacea Partnership Program II focuses on sustainable fisheries management, alternative income development, management of marine protected areas, and reduction of threats to the species.
- The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund aims to empower communities to conserve and manage biodiversity.
- The conduct of the mid-term review is a means for the Wallacea Partnership Program partners to share lessons and experiences in their efforts to conserve biodiversity.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has again selected Burung Indonesia as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Wallacea Partnership Program II (WPP-II). The project focuses on programs designed to protect coastal ecosystems and improve sustainable small-scale fisheries.
To determine the impact of program outcomes on strategic issues at the regional and national levels, a mid-term review of the WPP-II was conducted at the Swiss-Bel Hotel in Makassar City. The mid-term review is a means of sharing lessons learned in efforts to conserve and mainstream biodiversity and to build capacity to address it.
WPP-II includes community-based conservation activities to protect coastal species and habitats in Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and corridors in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot. Program outcomes include sustainable fisheries management, development of alternative livelihoods, community-based management of marine protected areas, and reduction of threats to national priority marine species.
The program has implemented 44 projects by 38 partners in priority investment corridors, including the Bentang Laut Buru Corridor, Pangkajene Kepulauan Corridor, Solor-Alor Corridor, South Sulawesi Corridor, Southeast Sulawesi Corridor, North Sulawesi Corridor, and Togean-Banggai Corridor.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint biodiversity conservation initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, European Union, Global Environment Facility, Government of Japan, and World Bank. CEPF works to protect ecosystems and the species within them by awarding grants to local and international civil society organizations working in biodiversity hotspots around the world.