A New Approach to Financing Protected Areas

In this short position paper, CCIF discusses two principle ideas: One, the shortage of funding for protected areas is not caused by a lack of conservation capital. It is principally caused by a lack of capacity in the field to accommodate such capital. And two, this capacity cannot be created by impromptu partnerships between existing conservation organizations. It must be engineered by a professional, neutral, third-party
management entity which assures funders the required accountability, control, flexibility and transparency.