Financing Protected Areas: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers

This book is a practical guide to assist protected area managers in identifying and securing appropriate and sustainable finance.
The author starts by demonstrating the need for both public and private financing in order to ensure the provision of both the private and public goods and services which protected areas provide. The guide then develops a step-by-step process which protected area managers can use to create business and financial plans tailored to the needs and strengths of their protected area. This is followed by a discussion of mechanisms for generating revenue flows from both public and private sources and an overview of potential grant-based sources of financing. The second part of the document provides information on alternative financing mechanisms, listing sources of financing and case studies.