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(There were no slide presentations associated with this event.)


This event focused on new directions in conservation philanthropy in the United States and internationally.  Innovation in conservation philanthropy has long helped to shape the ambitions and agendas of land and biodiversity conservation practitioners at local, regional, national and international levels.

Our two guests shed light on how new philanthropic initiatives can and do stimulate activity and set important national and international precedents in the field.

Two cases in point, among others, were discussed. The first was the impact that the newly launched Northeast Land Trust Consortium, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, is having - and hopes to have in the future - on the success and momentum of land conservation projects from Pennsylvania to Maine.  The second focused on the critical need for philanthropies to focus attention on the potentially immense impacts that climate change and ongoing coastal urbanization may have on people and natural resources in developing nations such as Bangladesh and India.

This online event was the next in a series hosted by the Conservation Finance Innovation Network (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities.


Conservation Finance Innovation Network - A collaborative initiative which aims to bring together information resources and a community of practice around the topic of conservation finance as it is taught and practiced in the U.S. and around the world.

Northeast Land Trust Consortium - an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts.  The consortium collaborates with leading local and regional land trusts to preserve selected sites and their conservation attributes through the outright purchase of land or the acquisition of conservation easements that limit future uses of the properties.
  - also view this brief brochure for the NLTC (PDF)


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