Conservation Strategy Fund helps local conservationists use economic tools to find smart, efficient solutions to the most urgent environmental problems. Since its creation in 1998, CSF has conducted dozens of analysis projects in forests, rivers and coastal environments. Most of our work has focused in the tropics, where extraordinarily high levels of biological diversity are found. To maximize the reach and quality of our work, we involve leading experts and conservation organizations in all of our projects.

Conservation Finance Curriculum Development

CSF has received a grant from Blue Solutions to support curriculum development on conservation finance. This will add to the current suite of Blue Solutions trainings that include marine spatial planning, climate change adaptation, and integrating ecosystem services into marine and coastal development.

The conservation finance module has been identified as a high priority due to the chronic lack of sufficient financial resources to ensure protection and management of marine and coastal biodiversity. We intend to showcase some of the opportunities and approaches to capture ecosystem service values for the benefit of conservation and sustainable use, enabling factors that are necessary to support the development of conservation finance mechanisms, and steps could be taken for their establishment.

Thanks to the generous support of Blue Solutions, CSF will be able to build on nearly two decades of training and curriculum development to design a new robust and comprehensive curriculum module.