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.
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We need to protect these places because these landscapes are the lungs of the world.
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Launch of the Legacy Landscapes Fund
A special international launch event took place online on Wednesday, 19 May, to introduce the Legacy Landscape Fund and its unique work to the press, potential donors, and all interested stakeholders. An agenda featuring partners and participants from around the globe made the case for ambitious biodiversity protection and the essential role of the Legacy Landscapes Fund in safeguarding the world’s most outstanding natural places for humanity.
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.
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.
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UN report warns that quantity not matched by quality, with many conserved areas poorly protected, as Germany backs new landscapes fund for developing countries.
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Patricia Espinosa, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, John Kerry, Gerd Müller and other international participants introduce this innovative fund to a larger public.
Message from the Executive Director, Stefanie Lang
It is not every day that you get the chance to build something truly game-changing from scratch, but that is what I have the enormous privilege of embarking on with the launch of the new Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF).
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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