A team from Legacy Landscapes Fund recently visited North Luangwa National Park, a legacy landscape in northeastern Zambia. While there, they gained insight into the project’s efforts to promote national and international tourism, the inventive approach to contain human-wildlife conflict, and how nearby communities work together with the park to establish a conservation economy.
Three members of the Legacy Landscapes Fund team recently visited Gonarezhou National Park, a legacy landscape in south-eastern Zimbabwe. As well as coming face-to-face with some of the country’s most iconic animals, the team were struck by the park’s immense professionalism and success of community outreach efforts in the area.
Dr. Heike Henn is Director for Climate, Energy and Environment at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Heike is the new chair of LLF’s supervisory board. She has almost 30 years of experience in development policy, including nearly two decades at BMZ.
Our July 2022 newsletter features an interview with Dr. Heike Henn, new chair of LLF’s supervisory board as well as updates on our portfolio status, upcoming events, and more.
Legacy Landscapes Fund’s executive director Stefanie Lang appeared on RFI to discuss best strategies for biodiversity preservation and the involvement of local communities in conservation.
LLF is looking for a Program Assistant that is passionate about conservation, biodiversity and development. As LLF Program Assistant based in Berlin, you will support LLF’s executive director and team with administrative and operational tasks. You will be responsible for overall day-to-day management of the office (logistics, procurement, IT, HR), support program communication and outreach activities as well as partner management, program development and procedures.
Ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15), an alliance of renowned researchers gathered to call on Germany to act urgently for global biodiversity, with Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) discussed as a key instrument to tackle the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Today is an opportune moment to reflect on the importance of the earth’s vast biodiversity. For many of us, protecting species from extinction is a non-negotiable moral responsibility. But the reality of today’s rapidly changing world means there are also pragmatic – and urgent – reasons to commit funding and political will to biodiversity protection.
Below, we outline five reasons to save species, secure habitats, and preserve invaluable ecosystems.