Sunday, 13 April 2014

Newly formed partnership gives 6 million euros to preserve threatened global habitats

April 2014: The new Fondation Segré Conservation Fund, an unprecedented partnership between the Swiss Fondation Segré and Fauna & Flora International, has allocated a total of €6 million over a five year period, to support a portfolio of priority conservation projects of huge global significance. These projects will deliver meaningful and sustainable gains for threatened habitats and species around the world.

The Fund has been designed with flexibility at the fore, allowing immediate response to current threats and resilience in the face of uncertain conditions in the future.

The initial portfolio consists of:
The establishment of two new protected areas in Myanmar – one terrestrial and one marine – and safeguarding the biodiversity of the wider landscape of the Tanintharyi region.
Protecting wildlife in Kenya through three community conservancies, in partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust. This project will support both the development and ongoing operations of the conservancies – Sera and Melako in northern Kenya and Pate Island on the northern Kenyan coast – with an aim of self sufficiency. It will also support the conservation of the beisa oryx.

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