Seeking Protected Area Financial Sustainability

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Publié: 27 juin 2022
Dernière modification: 27 juin 2022
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Summary

Despite their high value, many PA are having trouble making ends meet.  Conservation costs are rising, driven by global challenges such as climate change and growing socio-political pressures.  Government budget allocations are not enough to keep up and in many cases they are shrinking.

 

Therefore, it is necessary to develop financial strategies to support effective PA management and achieving conservations goals. This solution describes a step-by-step process to develop a financial strategy. BB1 reflects on the basic information needed; BB2 guides the development of a business model; and BB3 describes how to turn business models into investment-ready projects.

Classifications

Region
Afrique de l'Est et du Sud
Amérique centrale
Amérique du Sud
Europe de l’Ouest et du Sud
Scale of implementation
Local
Ecosystem
Désert chaud
Forêt de conifères tropicaux
Forêt de feuillus tempéré
Forêt de feuillus tropicaux
Forêt sempervirente tempéré
Piscine, lac, étang
Récif rocailleux / Rive rocailleux
Écosystèmes d'eau douce
Écosystèmes de désert
Écosystèmes forestiers
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Theme
Cadre juridique et politique
Financement durable
Gestion et Planification des Aires protégées et conservées
Gouvernance des Aires protégées et conservées
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Challenges
Récolte non durable, y compris la surpêche
Utilisations conflictuelles / impacts cumulatifs
Pollution (y compris eutrophisation et déchets)
Perte de l'écosystème
Espèces envahissantes
Gestion inefficace des ressources financières
Sustainable development goals
ODD 6 - Eau propre et assainissement
ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 16 - Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Aichi targets
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 5: Perte d'habitat réduite de moitié ou diminuée
Objectif 11: Aires protégées et conservées
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance
Objectif 20: Mobiliser toutes les ressources disponibles

Emplacement

Global | Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Greece, Namibia

Challenges

* Insufficient public resources to manage protected areas.

* Lack of understanding or knowledge on sustainable finance options and solutions.

* Communication difficulties between conservationists and investors.

* Insufficient accountable park management.

Beneficiaries

Protected Area Managers, Conservation Practitioners, local communities, local NGOs, impact investors, private owners of voluntary conserved areas.

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

The building blocks are all part of a process for developing a PA financial strategy. BB1 describes the actions needed to know a PA financial gaps, needs and the context. BB2 exposes the process of designing a business model including identifying assets, coming up with a revenue-generating idea, conducting a feasibility study and developing a business model. BB3 reflects on the steps needed to transform the business model into a reality, from designing a project to finding the financial resources.

 

Without a clear idea of financial gaps and needs, it is very difficult to develop a business model. Without a business model it is very difficult to attract investments in conservation. Without investments in conservation it is very difficult to effectively manage PAs. Without an effective PA management, it is unlikely that conservation goals will be achieved, such as halting biodiversity loss. Without a healthy planet it is unlikely international commitments as Aichi Targets and Post-2020 Biodiversity Agenda, SDGs and Paris Agreement will be met.

Impacts

Effective PA management can have high conservation impacts, as well as social and economic benefits. This solution supports effective management by seeking financial resources.

 

Without a clear idea of financial gaps and needs, it is very difficult to develop a business model. Without a business model it is very difficult to attract investments in conservation. Without investments in conservation it is very difficult to effectively manage PAs. Without an effective PA management, it is unlikely that conservation goals will be achieved, such as halting biodiversity loss. Without a healthy planet it is unlikely international commitments as Aichi Targets and Post-2020 Biodiversity Agenda, SDGs and Paris Agreement will be met.

Contribué par

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Lorena Martínez Hernández

Other contributors

Stephanie Arellano
IUCN
Ana Laura Barillas Gómez
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
Lea Badoz
IUCN
Silvana Bustillo
Independent expert
Dimitrios Dimopoulos
Piraeus Bank
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar
Independent expert
Pia Hernandez
IUCN
Carlos Mauricio Herrera
WWF-Colombia
Lydia Slobodian
IUCN
Charlotte Sluka
Independent expert
James Tolisano
Independent expert
Sandra Valenzuela
WWF-Colombia