Conservation Finance Curriculum Development

Arcata, California

CSF completed a project with Blue Solutions to support curriculum development on conservation finance. This curriculum was added to the suite of Blue Solutions trainings that includes marine spatial planning, climate change adaptation, and integrating ecosystem services into marine and coastal development.

The conservation finance module was identified as a high priority due to the chronic lack of sufficient financial resources to ensure protection and management of marine and coastal biodiversity. The module showcased 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.