A large portion of globally important biodiversity is found in a relatively small number of places. By effectively protecting and managing these outstanding “legacy landscapes”, while respecting the human rights and needs of local people, we can conserve a significant share of the Earth’s precious biodiversity.
Legacy Landscapes network
for people and planet
The Legacy Landscapes Fund will support long-lasting partnerships between experienced NGOs, protected area authorities, as well as indigenous and local communities.
Executive Director of LLF
Why does species extinction get little attention?
LLF Executive Director Stefanie Lang spoke in an interview with Deutschlandfunk about species extinction and how the loss of biodiversity is not getting the attention and urgency it deserves. Listen here:
The Legacy Landscapes Fund – in cooperation with BMZ and KfW – introduced itself as new and innovative funder of area-based conservation to a large international audience in Marseille. On this occasion, the German government announced to raise its contribution by 44 million dollars to a total of 180 million dollars.
The LLF is hosting an event on financing biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille on 6th September. Interesting and high-ranking representatives from diverse organizations discuss “Conservation Trust Funds as one way of safeguarding high biodiversity areas”.
SAVE THE DATE: Sept 06, 11-12:30 CET
The LLF hosts a 90-minute event on financing biodiversity in Marseille. It assembles representatives from public and private institutions, from park managements and NGOs who discuss strengths and challenges of innovative financing models.
Manager for Environmental and Social Safeguards in Conservation
The Legacy Landscapes Fund is looking for a Manager for Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) in Conservation to support the comprehensive development and implementation of the LLF’s Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS).
Jointly with partners, contributors, funders and supporters from around the world Minister Gerd Müller and Executive Director Stefanie Lang officially launched the Legacy Landscapes Fund. The Fund aims at contributing to stop the dramatic loss of biodiversity.
Stefanie Lang recently became the Director of the Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF). The internationally experienced conservationist spoke to KfW Stories about the dramatic loss of species and why the new fund can play an important role in solving the biodiversity crisis.
The goal of the fund is to provide lasting, reliable core funding for at least 30 key protected areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
UN report warns that quantity not matched by quality, with many conserved areas poorly protected, as Germany backs new landscapes fund for developing countries.
Deutschland startet an diesem Mittwoch den Weltnaturerbe-Fonds – auch um künftigen Pandemien vorzubeugen, argumentieren Gerd Müller und Stefanie Lang.
Patricia Espinosa, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, John Kerry, Gerd Müller and other international participants introduce this innovative fund to a larger public.
A New Dimension in Nature Protection
We need to safeguard the world’s most outstanding biodiversity for humanity! Natural habitats and biodiversity are crucial for all life on Earth. They are the backbone of our planet’s ecosystem services, providing us with fresh water, clean air, and fertile soil to grow our food while storing carbon dioxide and offering life-saving protection from natural disasters.
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