Financing Protected Areas: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers

Author(s): 
Financing Protected Areas Task Force of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of IUCN, Economics Unit of IUCN
Year: 
2000
Location: 
Global
Type of Resource: 
Best Practice / Lessons Learned
Guides and Manuals

These guidelines explore financing options for protected areas and provide advice and information on sustainable financing. Both public and private financing is needed to ensure provision of the private and public goods and services which protected areas provide. A step-by-step process is given which protected area managers can use to create business and financial plans tailored to the needs and strengths of their protected area. Mechanisms are discussed for generating revenue flows from both public and private sources and an overview of potential grant-based sources of financing is given. It concludes with case studies demonstrating how protected area managers worldwide have developed cohesive funding strategies