Charles Besancon

Survey of Protected Area Finance Capacity Needs

This survey is designed to better understand the knowledge and capacity development needs of the broad conservation community with regards to protected area finance. The results will help to inform the work of the Conservation Finance Alliance Working Group on Protected Areas Finance, and through the CFA, it will be used to inform the wider community of protected area finance practitioners.

Protected area finance may be defined as “the ability to secure stable and sufficient long-term financial resources, and to allocate them in a timely manner and appropriate form, to cover the full costs of protected areas (direct and indirect) and to ensure that PAs are managed effectively and efficiently” (Convention on Biological Diversity, 2005).

The survey is designed for conservation practitioners that work in protected areas or on protected area issues. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and the information you provide will be held in strict confidence. Only aggregate results will be shared.

The survey is available in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. We would greatly appreciate your participation. Please use the buttons below or visit the CFA site to proceed to the survey in your preferred language.




Online Meeting for Relaunch of Protected Areas Finance Working Group

Join us for a the first online meeting of the Working Group on Protected Area Finance on November 5th at 15:00 UTC. Annabelle Bladon will present the work she is doing for the Conservation Finance Guide on protected area entry and activity fees.

The webinar will also include a short presentation from Charles Besancon on short and longer-term priorities of the CFA Working Group on Protected Areas Finance including developing best practice guidelines on PA Finance, a semi-annual global report on PA Finance for the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international bodies and targeted support to national governments on PA finance options and implementation. David Meyers, the Executive Director of CFA will be on hand to discuss overall CFA priorities and some upcoming CFA events.

For further information and to RSVP please visit the PA Finance Working Group page

Best wishes,
    Charles Besancon
Chair, Working Group on Protected Area Finance