Sustainable financing of protected areas: a global review of challenges and options
This document aims to review and assess the status of various Protected Area (PA) finance mechanisms, the major obstacles and opportunities for their implementation, and the potential for improvement. The specific objectives of the study on which this report is based were to:
• Review and assess the effectiveness of financial instruments for protected areas, including barriers to their use;
• Recommend how to improve and promote the implementation of financial instruments; and
• Identify the way forward in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Programme of Work on PAs.
The document is targeted primarily at government and non-government agencies responsible for funding and managing PAs, although some findings may also be relevant to private companies involved in PA management.