"For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely nerve-racking experience."
With support from CEPF through our investment in the Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, Noe Conservation is working to improve the cross-border management of Lake Skadar through research into the breeding ecology of Vulnerable Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus). Noe is also training relevant national institutions in monitoring protocols and data management, raising awareness of the threats faced among all stakeholders, and promoting "pelican-friendly" tourism activities that will mitigate disturbance to the colony while allowing visitors a better viewing experience.
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Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.