Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a project entitled, Implementing Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Site Conservation and Preventing Global Extinctions, is mobilizing $8.9 million for AZE site conservation and mainstreaming in Colombia, Chile, Madagascar and Dominican Republic.

Project Goals

The project’s objective is to improve the conservation of Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites in Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Madagascar. The main strategies to be pursued by the project includes the improvement of the conservation status of 20 AZE sites and associated AZE trigger species in focus countries, the mainstreaming of AZE site conservation at global and national levels, and the promotion of Knowledge Management to enhance understanding of and interest in AZE site conservation across sectors. The project seeks to improve protection of critically endangered and endangered species through implementation of priority AZE site conservation actions, enhance biodiversity conservation and reduce extinction threat through mainstreaming AZE site conservation, advance the application of KBA standards in pilot countries, and increase the understanding and application of AZE site conservation implementation in policies and plans by local, national, regional, and global stakeholders


We applaud the focus on preventing extinctions in Goal A and Target 4 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

An updated AZE fact sheet is now available.

Learn more about the GEF-funded AZE project here.

Project Concerns

We are committed to avoiding or minimizing unintended harm that may be caused by this project directly or indirectly to stakeholders. If you have any concerns about this project, please click here.

Preocupaciones del proyecto

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Préoccupations liées au projet

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