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wppWhat on Earth is ‘conservation finance’?

By Peter Gleick – Science Blogs – December 1, 2016
By Bruno Vander Velde –Human Nature – December 2, 2016

What is ‘conservation finance’?
“Conservation finance” refers generally to a range of financial mechanisms that can help fund the conservation of nature.

Ok. But why do we need to pay for conservation in the first place?
The short answer is that conservation is often just one choice among many that countries and communities make. For example, if you own an acre of tropical forest, leaving the forest in place likely won’t generate the income and livelihoods that you are seeking. So, you may sell the trees for timber and put a farm there — which will make you money in the short term but may not be sustainable over the long term. For full blog post, click here.

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