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Conservation of Tropical Rainforests

A Review of Financial and Strategic Solutions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Brian Joseph McFarland
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  18. Back Matter
    Pages 661-680

About this book


This book critically engages with how the conservation of tropical rainforests is financed. Beginning with the context of tropical deforestation, alongside an overview of tropical ecology, global environmental policy and finance, the book reviews several conservation financing instruments. These include ecotourism and private reserves, debt-for-nature swaps and government domestic budgetary expenditures for state and national parks.

Tropical deforestation and forest degradation are serious global environmental issues, contributing to global climate change, species extinction, and threatening the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. Yet, many leading companies, individuals and governments are making a positive impact on tropical forest conservation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through the use of conservation finance.

Conservation of Tropical Rainforests tells the history of international conservation finance and provides a variety of options for individuals, businesses, and governments to support conservation financing projects.


Conservation Finance Tropical Rainforest Conservation Conservation of Tropical Rainforests Global Environmental Facility Debt for Nature Ecotourism Ecosystem Service Models environmental management environmental economics natural resource management ecosystem services

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Windham, NHUSA

About the authors

Brian Joseph McFarland is the Portfolio Director at Foundation and the Project Origination Director at CarbonCo, LLC. Brian is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier from CSA Standards, and a Certified Sustainability Professional from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. He earned a dual graduate degree in Business Administration and Global Environmental Policy from American University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology and International Development was earned from Clark University.

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