Conservation Finance Resources
Conservation can be broadly defined as the stewardship, protection and restoration of nature and the
environmental services on which people depend. It encompasses a diverse set of subjects including
forestry, agriculture, fresh water, open space, oceans and cities. The practice of conservation finance is
far from new. In the United States, it dates back to the 1634 creation of the Boston Common, the first
example in the English-speaking world in which a self-governing people taxed themselves to purchase
open space for the provision of public and private benefits.
This document is a compilation of existing conservation finance resources.