Full details of 2015 Collaborative Fund projects now available

18th September 2015

In June 2015, the CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation Selection Panel chose five projects to receive funding from the Collaborative Fund this year.

The details of these five projects, including the organisations and individuals working on each, has now been added to the CCI website. Please click on the project title for full information.

  • PRISM: Practical Impact Assessment Methods for Small and Medium-sized Conservation Projects
    This project will review and evaluate experience, identify good practice and develop guidance suited to the challenges involved in monitoring impacts of small and medium-sized conservation projects.
  • Impacts of renewable energy on global biodiversity – an overlooked cost of climate change mitigation?
    There is a risk that renewable energy developments such as wind farms and biofuels may have unintended consequences on biodiversity. This collaborative project will assess biodiversity’s vulnerability to large-scale renewable energy deployment.
  • A Conservation Agenda for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
    Developments in technological capacity, and shifting market opportunities, mean that the biodiversity in the areas of the oceans that lie outside the jurisdiction of any state are increasingly at risk from human activities. This project will conduct a horizon scan of threats to BBNJ and a review of legal options for BBNJ protection.
  • Expanding Conservation Impact through Enterprise Development (EXCITED)
    Efforts by conservation organisations to support the livelihoods of natural resource dependent communities often fail to provide lasting economic benefits, to have impact at scale or to reduce pressure on biodiversity. This project will contribute to the development and practical implementation of viable business models that provide positive social, economic and conservation impacts in landscapes of strategic biodiversity value.
  • Protected Area connectivity: an assessment for Aichi target 11
    Aichi Target 11 commits CBD Parties to conserving 17% of the terrestrial surface of the earth, especially “areas of particular importance for biodiversity” through “well-connected” systems of protected areas or “other effective area-based conservation measures”. This project will assess the degree of connectivity existing currently between protected areas and/or other effective area-based conservation measures, with a focus on one taxon (birds) and one region (Africa).

Learn more about the CCI Collaborative Fund.