Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas: A global review of challenges and options


L. Emerton; J. Bishop; L. Thomas

Type of Document:
Scholarly Article


The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Gland, Switzerland


Summary: This 13th volume in the World Commission on Protected Areas Guidelines Series lays out the complex issues of financing protected areas as well as helping managers find solutions from the experience gained in many protected areas across the world. The authors also provide recommendations for a range of readers including governments, NGOs and protected area managers.


1. Introduction Part I: Background and conceptual framework 2. Protected area finance: status and trends 3. Understanding financial sustainability Part II: Review and analysis 4. A typology of PA financing mechanisms 5. Attracting and administering external funds 6. Generating funds to encourage conservation 7. Market-based fees for PA goods and services Part III: Conclusions and recommendations 8. Conclusions 9. Recommendations

Additional Bibliographic Information

Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 13

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