More than 200 Governments, Business, Bankers, and NGOs Join Call to Action for Biodiversity “Net Gain”

Over 200 individuals from conservation organisations, governments, companies and financial institutions have joined in a “Call to Action” for greater efforts to secure “Biodiversity Net Gain” in the context of development. The call to action was issued during Natural Capital Week, where the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) launched a new set of roadmaps and guidance for business and government to craft economic development strategies that result in an overall gain of biodiversity, rather than loss.

View the online press release here and the Call To Action here.

Biodiversity Finance Online Open Course

Do you need to make a stronger business case for biodiversity conservation? Do you want to become more skilled at developing financially sound and politically feasible solutions to conservation and development challenges? Do you need to know how to develop an effective biodiversity finance plan? Do you want access to more tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance, and to conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals? 

BIOFIN is offering a FREE seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Biodiversity Finance. It will be facilitated in English, French, Spanish and Russian, and will run from 15 April to 31 May 2019. The course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers, but is open to everyone.

View the full invitation here, or click here to register.

Search for Conservation Education Funding

Mr. Kweku Amankwah, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Green Environmental Network in Ghana and a member of the CFA, has been accepted to a Masters program through Kalu Institute in Spain; his research will be focused on conservation, biodiversity and sustainable funding, well-aligned with the CFA's focus.

He has been granted a scholarship for a portion of the expenses for this distance learning program, but is responsible for the remaining 870 Euros and is looking for sponsorship. Does anyone have any ideas of funding sources? Note that timing is important as he must pay the fees before February. If you have suggestions, please contact him directly at