From the Ground Up: How Land Trusts and Conservancies are Providing Solutions to Climate Change
This Policy Focus Report presents a dozen case studies that demonstrate how land trusts, conservancies, and other nongovernmental civic organizations have meaningfully addressed climate change over the past several decades. These organizations are working to protect land, biodiversity, and historic resources in more than 100 countries on ...
State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016: A Landscape Assessment of an Emerging Market
Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace
This report tracks the burgeoning field of “conservation investing” – a component of socially and environmentally conscious “impact investing.” The private sector channeled $8.2 billion (B) of private capital into investments that seek measurable environmental benefits – in addition to financial returns – between 2004 a...
Conservation Finance From Niche to Mainstream: The Building of an Institutional Asset Class
Credit Suisse et al.
A toolkit for substantially growing the investment that flows into the conservation sector, illustrated by a few concrete ideas that we deem to be scalable, repeatable, and investable.
ILCN e-Newsletter, May 2017
International Land Conservation Network
Announcing the ILCN's 2018 Global Congress, introducing the ELCN, World Environment Day, and more
Private Capital for Working Lands Conservation
The Conservation Finance Network
A new report from the Conservation Finance Network translates practitioner insight into a framework and common language to describe the way in which conservation finance markets materialize and mature.
ILCN e-Newsletter, March 2017
Updates from the ILCN team, new regulations in South Africa and Catalonia to advance private land conservation efforts, and more...
Report on the Workshop on Emerging Innovations in Conservation Finance
In September 2016, 63 conservation practitioners, private landowners, finance experts, and elected officials from eight counties, primarily in the Americas, gathered in Chile to build on and sharpen concepts that are making, or have the potential to make, a substantial impact on conservation finance in the Western Hemisphere and beyo...
ILCN Webinar: What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for land conservation organizations?
Join conservation finance experts to learn how land conservation organizations can engage in the Paris Climate Agreement framework.
BirdLife South Africa Tax Incentive Used
BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa's Fiscal Benefits Project has successfully included the very first biodiversity tax incentive for Nature Reserves in an annual tax return. Section 37D allows a landowner who has declared a Nature Reserve to deduct the value of the land from their taxable income. This was achieved on behalf of a landowner for the very...
Landscape Connectivity: A call to action
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is not only key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend partly or wholly on the benefits that ecosystems provide to people.
Angelo Salsi's Remarks at 2016 Rally
Angelo Salsi, Head of the LIFE Unit at the European Commission, remarks on private land conservation at 2016 Land Trust Alliance Rally.