Successful conservation finance solutions are context specific
Biodiversity conservation often depends on funds that are scarce and short-term. Wolfs Company assists biodiversity conservation organizations, conservation trust funds, governments and others involved in biodiversity conservation with designing and implementing long-lasting solutions to inadequate funding.
Bridging the funding gap
We help forecast resource needs and design strategies to bridge the gap between available and required funds for conservation. We support these strategies with evidence-based business cases to motivate donors, investors and other possible partners to engage in conservation finance solutions.
Examples of conservation finance solutions are increasingly diverse, but successful replication is largely determined by context-specific factors. By working closely with stakeholders and experts, we help design and implement the most effective approaches for each case.
Our assessments and strategies build on holistic frameworks and sound data. Our advice takes into consideration enabling conditions and obstacles in the administrative, environmental, political, financial, social and legal domains. Success of our projects is bolstered with hands-on training, mentoring tracks and guidance materials.
Conservation finance projects
Coastal communities worldwide are being threatened by the effects of climate change. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) can play an important role to improve coastal resilience. Through mangrove restoration, for example, shorelines are better protected, the habitats
Wolfs Company conducted a key study for the understanding of potential financing solutions for marine conservation in the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. By investigating the willingness to pay of tourists for an enhanced protection
Wolfs Company analyzed the potential and built a business case to support the introduction of a local water monitoring lab as a new source of conservation funding for BICA Roatán. Untapped opportunities for funding and
Wolfs Company led a consortium of international consultants to assist The MedFund in designing its 2021-2025 resource mobilization strategy and action plan. This project was executed in collaboration with Sid Embree (AtmosClear Canada Inc.) and
Assist Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) and the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) to strengthen their ability to achieve sustainable financing of the National Parks in Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
As a strategic advisor of MPAConnect, Wolfs Company has worked with multiple Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers from the Wider Caribbean to strengthen their business plans and capacities for sustainable financing. The MPAConnect network MPAConnect
Wolfs Company and our partner Aligning Visions were commissioned by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and a Task Force of around 20 international experts to develop the 2020 version of the Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds,
“Using Wolfs’ new financial planning tool has helped us to clearly identify financial gaps, and the challenge is to continually find ways of diversifying our funding sources. We have a great start with generating our own
The Government of the Cayman Islands is currently considering to improve zone designation and expand coverage of the marine protected areas around its three islands. To support their decision-making process, Wolfs Company developed an economic
The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) in Belize and the Roatan Marine Park (RMP) in Honduras are two of the organisations managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region. Wolfs