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Successful management of African mountain hotspot!

Date posted: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Managing the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss

Rocky mountain peaks push up out of a lush green carpet of forest, shaded by scuttling clouds. Many of these mountains were born from fire, breaking into the world as volcanoes, but now their appearance couldn’t be more tranquil. This is the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot, a site of incredible importance for over 10,000 species of animal and plant – almost a third of which are endemic to this one area.

In October 2012, BirdLife International started managing an investment programme, financed by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), to conserve this beautiful and important area. Read the full story here of the successful management programme.

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