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  1. Wildlife Conservation Society Conservation Finance Program February, 2002

  2. A Century of Conservation • More than 130 parks and reserves • Over 300 projects in the Americas, Asia and Africa • Over $150 million invested in the last decade • Active programs on the land and in the sea • Field-based wildlife conservation • Local partners throughout the world • Strong support from zoos and aquariums

  3. Approach • Site-based conservation • Long-term commitment • Activities beyond parks • Knowledge-based programs • Capacity building • Scientific • Site management • Institutions • Contributing to changes in national policies

  4. Living Landscapes • Developing wildlife-based strategies for the conservation of large, wild ecosystems that are integrated in wider landscapes of human influence

  5. Current Situation • 50 • Sites under WCS stewardship • 100 million acres • Area of priority landscape sites • $250,000 • Annual cost of basic management at each site • $12.5 million • Annual baseline funding requirements

  6. Objective • Provide stable, long-term funding for the conservation of living landscapes sites by … • Building on the $150 million already invested on conservation by WCS in the last decade • Developing income generating options • Strengthening local, regional and international capacity

  7. WCS-CFP Framework Solution development and implementation Enabling Environment Technical assistance Information and capacity building

  8. WCS-CFP Mechanisms • Natural resource use and extraction fees • Private sector instruments (debt and equity) • Global environmental services (carbon and biodiversity) • Debt restructuring transactions

  9. Mariana Awad Lauren Burnhill Silvia Charpentier Mary Gowan Valerie Hickey Fernando Loayza Ilana Locker Helena Olivas Carlos E. Quintela Ray Victurine WCS-CFP Team

  10. Priority Projects for 2002 • Makira, Madagascar • Mamirauá-Amanã, Brazil • North Eastern Ecuador • Albertine Rift, Eastern Africa