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.
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.
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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.
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.
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A new Netflix documentary series narrated by Barack Obama reveals the majesty of Gunung Leuser National Park, one of our legacy landscapes.
With so much money poured into conservation efforts, it’s critical to know which approaches actually work. A new study published in Current Biology analysed the effectiveness of Orangutan conservation over the past 20 years, and found that some investments yield much greater returns than others.
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