Towards Gender Equality In The Ranger Workforce: Challenges & Opportunities

This report is the first comprehensive and global analysis of the challenges and opportunities for bringing gender equality into ranger workforces. The Universal Ranger Support Alliance (URSA) would like to thank the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for funding the work under the Voices of Diversity Project.

Conservation Trust Funds and the Private Sector: Emerging Approaches to Conservation Finance

The current report presents the results of a qualitative research project on financial partnerships1 between Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) and private sector actors. This project was conducted in the context of Charlotte Süring’s five-month academic internship with Wolfs Company, as part of her master program in Environmental Economics at Wageningen University. Its general aim was […]


onservation Trust Funds 2020: Global Vision, Local Action describes the evolution of Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) over the previous decade (2010 to 2020) and provides insights into the expanding roles they could play in the coming years. This report was organized by the Conservation Finance Alliance’s (CFA) Environmental Funds Working Group (EFWG), in collaboration with […]


RedLAC and CAFÉ are pleased to partner once again with CFA in the expansion and strengthening of the Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds, consistent with both networks’ goals for knowledgesharing and capacity building. The original Practice Standards have served as a vital resource for all CTFs, in all stages of development, to become efficient, […]

The IPG Handbook on Environmental Funds

Environmental funds are innovative financing mechanisms that cover the recurrent costs of parks and protected areas, support the conservation of biodiversity, promote the sustainable use of natural resources such as forests and/or strengthen local institutions engaged in conservation and sustainable development. They include trust funds established by special legislation, foundations, common law trusts, and nonprofit […]

Isla Magdalena Expedition Lodge

Baja California Sur is an area that still has many unaltered ecosystems with great biological diversity, extraordinary landscapes, and relatively little infrastructure. However, the traditional tourism development model promoted by the Mexican Government and unregulated and subsidized f ishing have inflicted a heavy toll on natural ecosystems, cultural resources, and local communities. This model is […]

Developing a tradition of excellence for environmental journalism in México

Journalism in Mexico is carried on amidst a culture of repression and violence against journalists in general, a disregard for and little prestige associated with environment subjects, minimal pay, a dispersed community of practitioners, the dificulty of accessing offical data, and inadequate training, among other limitations.

Un nombre científico es para siempre

Llevar a cabo muestreos sistemáticos de mariposas diurnas en al menos 10 localidades poco exploradas o sin explorar en México en los próximos 5 años. Realizar la clasificación, el estudio e identificación de los ejemplares obtenidos para conocer la diversidad de estas localidades y, también, definir aquellas que pudieran ser especies o subespecies desconocidas y […]


People enjoy wearing beautiful accessories, but they lament the lack of quality and originality in many mass market products. They are also concerned about the environmental and social impact of fashion re tail products, an industry known for its pollution, waste, and harsh working conditions. Currently, there are few options available for people who wish […]