Stefanie Lang speaks at African Protected Areas Congress
LLF’s executive director Stefanie Lang contributed to several events at the inaugural IUCN African Protected Areas Congress (APAC), which ran from 18–23 July 2022 in Kigali.
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.
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.
One year after the launch of Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF), the German Development Ministry (BMZ) has pledged a further EUR 100 million to the fund, with France also recently coming on board as a donor.
Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) is proud to share its very first annual report, which tells the story of LLF’s first year – and what a year it’s been.
Legacy Landscapes Fund is incredibly pleased to announce its first open call for proposals. With this call, LLF makes strides towards protecting the world’s most important conservation areas by funding 7-12 new sites.
The Supervisory Board of the Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) has decided on funding two more sites by unanimous vote: Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe were approved as additional sites supported by LLF. Conservation activities on site are implemented jointly by protected area authorities, local communities, and by experienced conservation organizations: African Parks in the Republic of Congo and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in Zimbabwe.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund was presented at the climate summit in Glasgow as an innovative financing instrument for not only biodiversity, but also for climate protection and adaptation. The LLF helps closing the financing gap for both urgent global problems.
The Supervisory Board of the Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) has decided on funding for the first two LLF sites in a unanimous vote: Madidi National Park in Bolivia und North Luangwa National Park in Zambia were approved as legacy landscapes of the LLF. They are implemented jointly by protected area authorities, local communities, and one site by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), the other by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
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.