New Database of Protected Areas Business Plans

Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Protected Area Finance and Outer Islands projects will be hosting a Business Planning workshop for Protected Areas in Seychelles in September. In preparation for this training, they have developed a database containing over 40 examples of terrestrial and marine business plans from around the world and guidelines for their development. They hope that this is also a useful resource for other countries. The projects would like to thank all the professionals that contributed literature to this resource folder.

The dropbox link to this database is available here or through the library on our website.

Please feel free to share with colleagues, download and add more business plans.

If you would like any more information about the Protected Area Finance project in Seychelles please contact the project directly.

Environmental Funds Tool Kit Back Online

As CFA continues to move forward we are working on fixing issues with the site, and the Environmental Funds Tool Kit is officially back up and running. This Tool Kit shares the experiences of contributing Environmental Funds – their legal documents, manuals, plans, and communications materials. The goal is to help guide the creation and start-up of new Funds, promote best practices for existing Funds, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness to secure, and expend, reliable funding streams for biodiversity conservation. We hope this will continue to be a helpful tool for you all to utilize in your work.

Within the toolkit there are still a few broken links that are connected to the old site. If you run into any issues with these please feel free to contact our secretariat to get everything sorted out.

The toolkit can be found here or through the affiliated page on the CFA Website.