Effectively managed conservation areas are the cornerstone of nature preservation. Unfortunately, many conservation areas are insufficiently funded, resulting in “paper parks” that struggle to fulfil their primary function: conserving nature for future generations. Halting the dramatic loss of biodiversity across the world requires a bold new approach to the management of conservation areas in terms of scope, structure, accountability, and financing.
Our strategy is simple and effective. We finance long-term partnerships between experienced NGOs and protected area authorities, as well as indigenous and local communities, to support efficient conservation and management of terrestrial protected areas and their buffer zones. The fund covers annual baseline costs with USD one million per legacy landscape for 15+ years. This keeps the lights on and the conservation area functional.