cepf.net - CEPF staff share grantee successes they're excited about
"To date, the forest guards have helped identify 58 orchid species."
“Back in 2016, Wildlife Action Group, a small NGO in Malawi, received a CEPF grant to train forest guards in Dedza Forest Reserve to identify and survey plant species during their patrols, orchids in particular. By the time the grant ended, the guards had helped identify 28 different orchid species. But what’s particularly significant is that, even though the grant has now ended, the forest guards are continuing to report and photograph the reserve’s plants. This means they see the value in the work; they are invested. To date, the forest guards have helped identify 58 orchid species.”
– Dan Rothberg, grant director, Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot