ILCN ELCN Earth Day Online Plenary
On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, the ILCN/ELCN Earth Day Plenary highlights the importance of leadership at all levels of society – from national, subnational, and local government to civic and grassroots initiatives – to protect natural and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
State of the Rainforest Report
GRID Arendal, A Centre Collaborating with UNEP
This is the third "State of the Rainforest" report published by the Rainforest Foundation Norway. It details stories of how communities actively protect their forests, and underscores that solutions for the global problem of tropical deforestation must be built on local experiences.
Conservation Finance Moving beyond donor funding toward an investor-driven approach
This report shows that there are many unexploited private sector investment opportunities to increase conservation finance and deliver maximum conservation impacts while, at the same time, generating returns for investors.
Investigating the Scalable Models of the Future
A 2014 meeting hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco brought together leading practitioners to discuss successful conservation finance deals and innovative transactional structures. The focus was on ideas that are scalable and repeatable and that generate returns for investors. The goal of the workshop was to facilitate the ...
Investing in Conservation; A Landscape Assessment of an emerging market
As the impact investment market has grown in recent years, so has the research coverage across sectors and thematic areas of focus. This report presents the first study of the market for conservation-related impact investments.
The Futures of Privately Protected Areas; Developing Capacity for a Protected Planet
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
The project arose because of a concern that privately protected areas deserve to be fully recognized, better integrated with national and regional conservation policies, encouraged and supported. This is the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) first comprehensive report on the status of privately protected areas an...
The Global Reach of Land Trust Organizations
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
This paper is a summary of the author’s reflections gained from the many interactions he has had over the past 18 months with land trust practitioners, academics and government agency leaders on several continents.
An Open Field: Emerging Opportunities for a Global Private Land Conservation Movement
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
This paper explores the history of the land trust movement in the US, looks at specific examples of the growing private land conservation movement around the globe, and proposes a model that includes a framework of legal, financial and organizational elements.
Conservation on Private Land: A Review of Global Strategies with a Proposed Classification System
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
With parks and protected areas insufficient to sustain global biodiversity, the role of private land in biodiversity conservation is increasingly significant. This paper proposes a classification system for private land conservation as a complement to IUCN's classification of global protected areas.
Alternative Ways to Support Private Land Conservation
This report for the European Commission extensively details current global trends occurring in private land conservation. It offers analysis of such trends and also suggests alternative methodologies for performing private land conservation in different areas of the world depending on legal, governance, and financial structures.