A key barrier to landscape conservation is funding, yet traditional funding models can’t keep pace with the need for conservation capital. Fortunately, the conservation community has found that innovative funding and financing strategies can make a significant contribution in narrowing the gap between the financial resources that are available and the scale of the conservation need.

Our Goals

The Conservation Finance Network (CFN) advances land protection and resource conservation by expanding the use of innovative and effective funding and financing strategies. CFN supports a growing network of public, private and nonprofit professionals through practitioner convenings, intensive trainings, and information dissemination to increase the financial resources deployed for conservation.

CFN is a diverse network of individuals and organizations from across the private sector, charitable foundations, public agencies, conservation groups, and academic institutions.

The Conservation Finance Network was created in partnership with Yale Center for Business and the Environment and Highstead and is focused on connecting practitioners and resources.

A key resource is the CFN Newsletter and website, which use a solutions journalism approach to produce original content and curate the work of other organizations. CFN creates news, research, policy, training and convenings related to conservation finance and covers all the world’s ecosystems including forests, agriculture, oceans, cities and rivers.