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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All the studies we have seen put the financing gap on the range of several hundred billion dollars a year. We know that closing the gap is going to require mobilizing philanthropic funding alongside government funding and private sector investment.
Chief Program Officer, G&B Moore Foundation, LLF Supervisory Board Member
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 is looking for a Programme Manager to support the comprehensive development and implementation of the LLF’s programme.
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”.
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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