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IUCN WCPA Best Practices Guidance for Protected and Conserved Areas Finance - A writing workshop

International Academy for Nature Conservation
Protected areas
Global international agreements
Date, time
12.03.2023 (Sun) 18:30 
17.03.2023 (Fri) 09:00 
International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm
IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
David Meyers (Conservation Finance Alliance), N.N. (German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation)
Target group
Invited experts only
Event language

The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) together with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and the Sustainable Finance Specialist Group (SFSG) of the WCPA and with support of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation seek to produce an update to the Best Practice Series entry for Protected and Conserved Areas (PCA) Finance.  This update is desperately needed as the global push to expand protected and conserved areas and OECMs and ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas) not only will require a greatly expanded level of sustainable finance, but also highlights the current inadequacy of finance solutions for existing PCAs.  The end product of this exercise is a completely updated Best Practice document that will be distributed with a limited print version but primarily as a downloadable PDF with numerous links to resources (documents, videos, podcasts, case studies, etc.) that are available on the internet.  The Guidance will replace the following IUCN publications:

  • “Financing protected areas: guidelines for protected area managers” 2000
  • “Sustainable financing of protected areas : a global review of challenges and options” 2006

 The Vilm workshop is a milestone in a longer process to review the existing material and produce an updated version.

The workshop takes place within the partnership agreement between IUCN and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.

Contact at BfN for technical issues

Gisela Stolpe
Diploma in Biology, M.Sc. Rural and Regional Resources Planning
Head of the International Academy for Nature Conservation
+49 38301 86-113

Contact at BfN for organisational issues

Martina Finger
State-certified technical assistant on environmental protection
Office administrator
+49 38301 86-112
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