Conservation Finance Curriculum Development

Arcata, California

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.