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Guide to Conservation Finance. Sustainable Financing for the Planet

WWF Center for Conservation Finance.  2009.  Guide to Conservation Finance. Sustainable Financing for the Planet. Washington, D.C

The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The guide informs field practitioners about which mechanisms they could apply to achieve their conservation aims. The various mechanisms are illustrated with short case studies that demonstrate both successes and challenges. In addition, the guide provides a list of resources and web-links for further exploration of the conservation finance field.

Topics covered include carbon finance (e.g. carbon tax); payments for watershed services; revenue from tourism and recreation (e.g. protected area fees); compensation payments (e.g. biodiversity offsets and fines for environmental damage); fishing industry revenues; sustainable capital and environmental investment funds; allocations from Government revenues; Conservation Trust Funds.