With the global population estimated to peak at 9 billion by 2050, there is a growing need to maximize efforts to protect natural ecosystems. At the same time, there is insufficient investment in conservation.
NatureVest will work to close the funding gap that exists by creating new opportunities to invest private and philanthropic capital in conservation projects that deliver financial returns and clear environmental benefits.
Investing in Conservation: a landscape assessment of an emerging market First-of-its-kind report assesses the rapidly growing market for conservation investing.
A new cross-sector study examines whether impact investing can make a difference to global conservation efforts.
The report details the landscape of conservation impact investing for the first time, and shows that investments in this space are expected to more than triple over the next five years (2014-2018). However, the report also found a substantial amount of potential private capital has not been deployed, demonstrating a need for a significantly increased number of risk adjusted investment opportunities.
The Nature Conservancy announced a $134 million conservation project that will preserve recreational access and help conserve the ecological integrity of 165,073 acres – 257 square miles – of forests, rivers and wildlife habitat in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington and in the Blackfoot River Valley in Montana.
The Livestock to Markets program seeks to provide a sustainable solution to overgrazing in the Northern Rangelands of Kenya, creating local community capacity for rangelands conservation.