Conservation needs resources.

The survival and well-being of all species require healthy ecosystems, whose conservation depends on long-term, extensive and effective funding. As a collaborative network, the CFA helps to address the challenges of sustainable financing for conservation. Together, governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, private companies, academic institutions, and independent experts, cooperate to promote conservation finance solutions through exchanging information and expertise and developing studies and tools


CFA NEWS

Friday, Jun 19 2015

on CFA Blog

Avoiding forest Degradation through Fire Management: Meet MCDI’s REDD project by Abigail Wills

This article addresses the work of Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI), which is empowering rural Tanzanians to collectively take control of, manage and benefit from forest through a process called Participatory Forest Management. Meet their innovative REDD project that focus on fire management in dryland forests, aimed at generating sustainable incomes for communities in the region.
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Thursday, Jun 18 2015

on Oportunities

Caucasus Nature Fund seeks an Executive Director

CNF seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership for and continue the growth of fund. Deadline for applying until July, 31, 2015!
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Tuesday, Jun 16 2015

on Events

[International Conference] Governing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Through Market-Based Instruments? Theory and Practice For Decision-Makers

Organised by Biodiversa, INVALUABLE, and IDDRI, this conference will create space to usefully engage all stakeholders and confront the latter’s experiences, views and needs to academic research in order to fill knowledge gaps between science and policy in biodiversity conservation. It will take place in Paris, at La Resserre room ,Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, on June 19, 2015. The entrance is free (you must register online first).
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Friday, Jun 12 2015

on Oportunities

UNDP seeks expert on knowledge management and M&E

It's your opportunity to join BIOFIN's team, working with the development of a knowledge management strategy! Deadline for applying is June 16, 2015.
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Monday, Jun 08 2015

on Events

Conference Socio-Economic Benefits of Coastal and Marine Protected Spaces in the Mediterranean

The event will take place on June 23-24, 2015 at Marseille, France. It will bring to light the socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces (Marine Protected Areas and Wetlands in particular), to ensure that they are better integrated into public and private decision making for the sustainable development of territories. The event is free and registration will be open until June 15th!
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Friday, Jun 5 2015

on Oportunities

UNDP seeks international consultants

This is your chance to join UNDP in projects involving the partnership with the GEF, Forestry issues, capacity development and NBSAPs. Deadlines to apply from June 10th to June 19th, 2015!
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Thursday, May 28 2015

on CFA Blog

Creating a global investment fund for ecosystem services by Lars Hein

The degradation of ecosystems is one of the key challenges facing humanity. Sustainable use is required both to safeguard the essential life-support services provided by ecosystems and the biodiversity contained in ecosystems, which in turn, contributes to ensuring the functioning of ecosystems and maintaining the services they supply.
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Monday, May 25 2015

on Oportunities

2015 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

Nominations for the 2015 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation are now open. This initiative is part of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). Deadline for applying is June 15th!
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Friday, May 22 2015

on CFA Blog

Funding cities for conservation and climate resilience by Neeraja Havaligi

This article addresses the relationship between cities, climate change and sustainability, showing that approaching conservation finance also means including the debate on urban areas.
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Friday, May 15 2015

on Environmental funds

BIOFUND to be officially launched in June

The official BIOFUND launch event will be held on 10, 11 and 12 June 2015, in Maputo, Mozambique's capital.It will take place on the premises of the new Educational Complex of the Eduardo Mondlane University, which has associated itself to this initiative.
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Wednesday, May 13 2015

on Oportunities

BIOFIN seeks environmental finance advisor

Senior Advisors’ consultancy annouced by the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN). Deadline for applying until June 10th, 2015.
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Thursday, May 7 2015

on CFA Blog

“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets by Lauretta Burke

Decision-makers all-too-often treat ecosystem services as a free benefit. A new issue brief outlines ways to “revalue” ecosystems to account for their full worth. This valuation can help create incentives for the public and private sectors to protect and restore ecosystems to ensure their sustainable use.
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Tuesday, May 5 2015

on Oportunities

The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust seeks an Executive Director

The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) is a new CTF which will operate in Albania, Greece and the FYR of Macedonia. Full-time position. Deadline for applying: June 10th, 2015
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Wednesday, Apr 29 2015

on Innovative Finance

CFA’s pooling services study to be released in May

The Pooling study will explore Conservation Trust Fund (“CTF”) pooling approaches for administrative services, investment services and training and identify models for implementation. To be released by the end of May 2015.
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Monday, Apr 27 2015

on CFA Blog

Private investment and coastal management: an unsuited pair? by Nicolas Pascal

The author addresses the Bluefinance project (Forest Trends' Marine Ecosystem Services -MARES Program and GRID ARENDAL), which represents a portfolio of projects which aim for rapid uptake of marine ecosystem services information, in order to develop financing mechanisms for conservation and management.
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Tuesday, Apr 14 2015

on Oportunities

Opportunities around the globe!

Check the latest job opportunities in Europe, Africa and the US. Deadlines go from April 17 to April 26! Have a look and engage!
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Tuesday, Apr 7 2015

on CFA Blog

Shifting the Way the World Shops: An Innovative Tool to Create Change on the Ground and Get Conservation Work Done by Julie Stein

This article approaches the work of Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and its strategy of using certification as an innovative tool to leverage the power of global consumers, in order to generate effective change on the ground.
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Monday, Mar 30 2015

on Oportunities

EFC Grant Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities for regional Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) that provide multi-media environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated communities. Closing date for submissions: April 30th, 2015!
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Thursday, Mar 26 2015

on Environmental funds

PROFONANPE is accredited by the Green Climate Fund as a national agency to act in Climate Change projects

PROFONANPE will be able to finance programs or projects aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change by an individual amount up to USD 10 million.
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Thursday, Mar 5 2015

on Oportunities

Job opportunities at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Moore Foundation is seeking a new Program Director for its Environmental Conservation Program (ECP) and a Program Associate for its Andes-Amazon Initiative.
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Friday, Feb 27 2015

on CFA Blog

Monitoring Conservation Investment Outcomes by Curan Bonham & Michael McGreevey

The article addresses how to proper verify - or monitor -the impacts resulting from CTFs investments and what are the conservation outcomes involved.
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Monday, Feb 23 2015

on Environmental funds

CFA EFWG's first encounter in 2015

The EFWG conference call took place in February 12th and adressed the outcomes of recent meetings/events, such as the World Parks Congress and the CAFÉ and RedLAC Assemblies in late 2014 and also the next steps for the CFA group.
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Thursday, Feb 19 2015

on Oportunities

New opportunities to work in conservation around the world!

This is your chance to engage in conservation institutions in the US, Switzerland, Madagascar or Belgium. Deadlines vary from February 27th to April 14th! Take a look at what the frog has select to its members this month!
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Thursday, Feb 12 2015

on Events

CFA at the WPC report is now available!

The Conservation Finance Alliance had a strong presence at the 6th edition of IUCN World Parks Congress last November, in Sydney, Australia, Check the activities report prepared and get to know the main efforts and outcomes.
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Friday, Jan 30 2015

on CFA Blog

Channeling Trillions of Dollars Annually to Conservation? by Warren Lavey and Stephanie Lavey

This article addresses why, while selecting vendors, products, and services, purchasers should prioritize environmental standards and preferences. Businesses, governments, households and others could be sending powerful market signals favoring sustainable uses of natural resources, funding to protect ecosystems, and lighter environmental footprints.
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Tuesday, Jan 27 2015

on CFA Blog

Sustainable finance for MPAs: unlocking finance streams using an ecosystem services approach by Viviana Luján Gallegos

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) often have to explore alternative financing mechanisms. This article discusses a system approach to explore sources of sustainable financing or improve the effectiveness of existing financing streams
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Thursday, Jan 22 2015

on CFA Blog

When protected areas sustain life and support development: myth or reality? by Ravaka Ranaivoson

This article highlights that the value of PAs must be ascertained and considered in order to make wise trade-offs between conservation and development.
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Monday, Jan 12 2015

on Events

The conservation agenda in 2015: conferences, forums & workshops

The Conservation Finance Alliance presents a selection of some interesting and relevant events in 2015, which promise to be key for the developments in the conservation world in the future. Make sure you're engaged!
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Monday, Jan 5 2015

on Environmental funds

Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds launched!

The Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) are the result of a collaborative initiative led by the CFA, aimed at developing evidenced-based norms for use by CTFs and those institutions and individuals who provide financial and technical support to them. The document was officially launched in Sydney 2014 and is now available in our CFA Library, together with its wiki version.
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Wednesday, Dec 3 2014

on Events

The Conservation Finance Pavilion: Our meeting point in Sydney 2014!

The CFA Pavilion was conceived as a platform for practitioners to meet and share lessons as well as a venue to learn about conservation finance. It was open from 7:30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m., from November 13th until 19th and was located under the Dome, at Sydney Olympic Park.
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Monday, Dec 1st 2014

on Protected Areas

The CFA launches the study Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas: Conservation Trust Funds and Projects at the WPC

The event happened on November 17th, at the CFA Pavilion, during the 6th edition of IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, in Sydney, Australia.
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Monday, Dec 1st 2014

on Events

2014 CFA Global Meeting held in Sydney, Australia!

The event took place in two moments - November 13th and November 19th - at the CFA Pavilion, during the 6th edition of IUCN World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia.
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Monday, Nov 24 2014

on Environmental funds

Asian-Pacific Network of CTFs and EFs preliminary meeting takes place during the WPC

The CFA supported the first preliminary meeting of an Asian-Pacific Network of Conservation Trust Funds and Environmental Funds. It happenned on Sunday, November 16th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at Sydney Olympic Park, during the sixth edition of IUCN’s World Parks Congress in Australia.
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Monday, Nov 17 2014

on CTIS

The CTIS presented at the WPC 2014

The 7th edition of the Conservation Trust Investment Survey was presented at IUCN World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia, in November. The event took place at the Conservation Finance Pavilion.
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Wednesday, Oct 29 2014

on CTIS

CTIS 2013 is now available!

The 7th report of the Conservation Trust Fund Survey (CTIS) series has just been released and is now available for download. The report overs the performance of Conservation Trust Funds during the calendar year of 2013 and relies on information provided by 43 Funds from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania about endowments and sinking funds.
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Tuesday, Jul 1st 2014

on CFA Blog

To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond: A global conference addressing biodiversity offsets by Ray Victurine

This article addresses the global conference hosted by Forest Trends, the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP), the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) at ZSL, London in June 2014.
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Thursday, Jun 5 2014

on CTIS

CFA and RedLAC hold a side event on Conservation Finance and EFs during the 5th GEF Assembly

On May 27th, RedLAC and the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) organized a side event entitled “Environmental Funds and Conservation Finance”, during the 5th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Cancún, Mexico. Read more information on this event.
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Saturday, May 31 2014

on CFA Blog

Forests Asia Summit 2014: What’s next? by Nety Riana Sari and Jeri Imansyah

This article summarizes the main highlights of one of the largest conservation events in Asia in recent years and invite us to reflect on what's next for the continent's environmental policies.
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Monday, May 5 2014

on CFA Blog

Park Bonds: A new mechanism to secure the long-term financing of Protected Area networks by Benjamin Landreau

This article presents the advantages and drawbacks of two existing environmental assets – Forest Bonds and Green Bonds – in order to argue the case for a new type of environmental asset targeting the conservation of Protected Areas: Park Bonds.
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Friday, Apr 25 2014

on CFA Blog

The Invaluable research project

The article addresses a project which main objective is to clarify the potential of market-based instruments (MBIs) to better integrate biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) into society, based on appropriate institutional arrangements for relevant public policies and an improved utilization of economic valuation approaches.
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Monday, Mar 31 2014

on Protected Areas

CFA Working Group on Protected Areas Financing invited to become a WCPA Specialist Group

The CFA was invited by IUCN to support the conservation finance agenda in IUCN’s World Parks Congress 2014. Click here to know more!
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Tuesday, Mar 25 2014

on CFA Blog

Conservation Finance is Gearing Up for Wall Street by Logan Yonavjak

Logan Yonavjak's article put the supply side of conservation finance in the spotlight in order to approach the growth of private sector engagement towads conservation goals.
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Friday, Mar 21 2014

on CFA Blog

6 Functions for the International Climate Agreement by Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan (WRI) article discusses how UN's international climate agreement - which will be finalized in 2015 - can achieve effectiveness, by listing 6 relevant functions to be adressed.
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Tuesday, Nov 12 2013

on CTIS

CTIS 2012 is launched!

The sixth report of the Conservation Trust Fund Survey (CTIS) series covers the performance of Conservation Trust Funds during the calendar year of 2012 and relies on information provided by 36 Funds from all over the world.
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Monday, Jul 23 2012

on Events

Deadline for COP 11 side events approaches

The CBD Secretariat will receive side event proposals for COP 11 until August 1, 2012.
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Tuesday, Jun 26 2012

on Events

Mount Mulanje Porters Race invites participants

The 14th Annual Mount Mulanje Porters Race will take place on July 14th, at 6 pm local time. Participants at the age of 16 or older are invite to join the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust in this extreme adventure.
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Tuesday, Jun 19 2012

on Oportunities

Job opportunity: international position on Protected Areas and Trust Funds

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Protected Areas and LCDS/REDD+ specialist to be based in Georgetown, Guyana.
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Tuesday, Jun 19 2012

on Oportunities

Job opportunity: NEPA seeks Trust Fund Expert

The National Environment and Planning Agency is currently seeking the services of a Trust Fund Expert to assist with the development of the NPATF.
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Monday, Jun 11 2012

on Protected Areas

Protected Areas: data on costs and financing

The CFA Protected Areas Financing Working Group seeks data on costs and financing for PAs.
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Monday, Apr 5 2010

on Events

CFA revitalized to gather the conservation finance community

The Conservation Finance Alliance is pleased to launch its new website as part of the effort of revitalizing the network. The CFA members can now count on a brand new virtual space for interacting and exchanging contents about mechanisms that can deliver sufficient and sustainable funding for biodiversity conservation worldwide.
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