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WWF and Partners Secure Long-Term Funding to Protect the Peruvian Amazon

From WWF - The Government of Peru, WWF and partners today announced a commitment of $140 million to expand and effectively manage almost 17 million hectares of protected areas in the Amazon.

The funds will be used to buy wildlife monitoring equipment; develop resilience and mitigation strategies; and increase and strengthen participation by local and indigenous people in the management of protected areas.

The funding supports “Patrimonio Natural del Perú” (National Parks: Peru’s Natural Legacy), a Government of Peru-led cutting-edge initiative to create financial sustainability for the entire national protected areas system of Peru. The initiative will eventually cover 100 percent of Peru’s protected areas network. which is mainly comprised of national parks in the Amazon river basin and marine protected areas in the Andean Coast.

Read the full story on the WWF site and view the Press Release here.

Photo credit: Day’s Edge Productions / WWFUS

WWF US Seeking Sustainable Finance Intern

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern to support its work in Sustainable Finance. WWF has identified Finance as a key programmatic focus because the global finance system enables all types of economic activity, and this activity can have a significant impact on our planet. We are interested in how money flows, and how to influence it for environmental benefit.

Working with WWF's global Finance Practice, the intern will support desk research and preparation of external presentation materials including power point presentation materials, blogs and delivered remarks, as well as semi-structured brief summaries of major studies in the area of Sustainable Finance. 

For a full description of the position as well as information on how to apply please visit the WWFUS careers page.

WWF GEF Seeks Consultant for Upcoming Project

The WWF GEF Agency is recruiting a consultant to develop the WWF GEF Project Document (ProDoc) for the Project “Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility” (GEF PMIS #9900). 

Terms of Reference are available for download here, as we all the GEF-6 Project Identification Form.

Interested parties1 are requested to email separate technical and financial proposals along with an application letter to Astrid Breuer [astrid.breuer@wwfus.org], WWF GEF Agency, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington DC, 20037, USA, no later than 5:00 PM, 15 January, 2018.

New Clarmondial and WWF Report on Conservation Investments

Clarmondial and the WWF Landscape Finance Lab have produced “Capitalising Conservation”, a new report exploring how conservation organisations and their partners can mobilise private investment in conservation. The report provides a framework to guide the identification, structuring and execution of investments in conservation. It describes various roles conservation organisations can play to unlock investment capital and supports effective investor engagement.

The publication highlights how leading conservation organisations have pioneered investment strategies and structures in conservation finance, illustrated by case studies involving Conservation International, NatureVest (The Nature Conservancy), Rewilding Europe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Works and WWF. It features a foreword by Naoko Ishii, the CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the perspective of corporates and investment partners including Nespresso and Finance in Motion.

The Capitalising Conservation report is available here.
The press release regarding the report is available here.

World Wildlife Fund Seeking Senior Program Officer 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for the Northern Great Plains (NGP) Program’s Tribal Sustainable Financing Initiative. The NGP Program works across a five-state region with private, public, and tribal partners. It is a two-year full-time position, based out of Bozeman (may be negotiable for the right candidate). Please share with anyone who you think would be interested – and share widely within your networks.


Further information on the position as well as how to apply can be found on the WWFUS site.

Application is due Jan 7th.

Bhutan to Permanently Protect Network of Protected Areas

The Royal Government of Bhutan, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), donors and partners from around the world announced their commitment to create a USD $43 million fund—the first of its kind in Asia—to permanently protect Bhutan’s network of protected areas.

This funding will be combined with USD $75 million from the Bhutan government, which will be contributed over a 14-year period, to support a new program called Bhutan for Life (BFL). The program, which is supported in part by a USD $26.6 million grant from the Green Climate Fund, will ensure that there is funding forever to properly manage Bhutan’s protected areas—which constitute 51 percent of the country, the highest percentage of land designated as protected in Asia. 

The press release can be found here. For further information, both WWF and USNews have provided web stories.