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Financial Planning for National Systems of Protected Areas: Guidelines and Early Lessons.

Flores, M., G. Rivero, F. León, G. Chan, et al. 2008. Financial Planning for National Systems of Protected Areas: Guidelines and Early Lessons. Arlington, VA: The Nature Conservancy

This document provides guidelines and lessons to optimize both the financial planning processes of protected areas and the products resulting from these processes. It is expected that this document will improve the financial management capacities of individuals and institutions working in protected areas.

The four chapters cover the topics of: financial analysis; financial mechanisms; enabling conditions and the system-level financial plan based on business principles. The focus of this document is on Latin America but there are messages that could be useful to practitioners in the Pacific region.