Intro Photo Large

Remove this module

Section Info

EditPhoto Title:Global Conservation Fund
EditPhoto Description:Ensuring the permanent protection of the natural areas most essential to human well-being through innovative financing solutions
EditImage Url:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_49944993.jpg
EditImage Description:Kayapo man on top of the mountains with forest
EditPhoto Credit:© Cristina Mittermeier
EditPhoto RenditionID Small:5[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Webkit:6[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:7[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Portrait:8[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Large:9[Optional]


The investments of the Global Conservation Fund (GCF) protect critically important natural areas, benefiting communities around the globe that rely on nature for clean air, fresh water and food.


Healthy forests, coral reefs and freshwater ecosystems are the lifeline for billions of people. Through targeted funding and technical support, the Global Conservation Fund (GCF) empowers local communities, NGOs and governments to protect their natural assets. Since 2001, the GCF has supported the protection of more than 80 million hectares (197 million acres) around the world, invested US$ 66 million and generated more than $1 million in wages for local economies.


Made possible by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the GCF has catalyzed more than US$ 200 million for conservation and has developed significant partnerships with corporations and other donors. After more than 10 years as a leader in conservation finance, the GCF is now poised to triple our global impact and to develop innovative solutions for the conservation and development challenges of the 21st century.



Our plan

Many protected areas, once created, lack the funding and management structure to be effective. The GCF helps design and support innovative sustainable financing mechanisms for delivering a steady flow of funds to protected areas. The GCF:

  • Makes investment decisions based on sound science to benefit the highest priority places for conservation through the creation or expansion of protected areas.
  • Mobilizes additional financial resources to multiply and sustain results.
  • Supports a wide range of approaches to establishing and expanding protected areas, from national parks decreed by governments to privately owned lands to community-managed reserves that combine conservation with responsible natural resource use and development.

Our focus on ensuring sufficient resources and effective management for the long term is both unique and vital.



​Image with Text Overlay

Image with Text Overlay Config

EditAnchor Tag:[Optional]
EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_59979396.jpg
EditImage Alt Text:Amaila Falls
EditTitle:By the numbers
EditSubtitle:80 million hectares protected
EditText:GCF has helped create or expand more than 80 million hectares of vital terrestrial and marine ecosystems, an area twice the size of Germany.

The fund has played a key role in creating 17 endowments for protected areas that, collectively, total $135 million — including $109 million from partners. These endowments support more than 50 million hectares (124 million acres) of critical ecosystems and the people who depend on them. It also has created nearly 2,000 jobs, while helping to conserve habitat for more than 500 globally threatened species.

EditPhoto Credit:©Pete Oxford
Edit Layout:boxBox
EditPhoto RenditionID Small:5[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Webkit:6[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:7[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Portrait:8[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Large:9[Optional]
Remove this module


GCF at a glance (as of Jan. 10, 2013)

Founded: 2001
Committed grants: $69,389,468
Amount leveraged by those grants: $141 million
Number of countries benefiting: 26
Partners supported: 51
Protected areas created and/or expanded: 77
Total hectares, including those protected areas created and/or expanded: 80,599,556
Number of countries where these areas are found: 25



​​Video Carousel (medium, black background)

Remove this module

Section Information

EditSection Title:Featured videos
EditSection Description:
EditAnchor Tag:ciTemporaryId[Optional]
EditVideo Page URL:/Pages/video.aspx[Optional]​
EditRendition ID Medium:33[Optional]
EditRendition ID Large:34[Optional]

Videos

Video Info

EditYoutube Video ID:ws7wIhDGk68/Pages/video.aspx?vid=ws7wIhDGk68
EditVideo Title:GCF: 10 Years of Results[Optional]
EditCustom Thumbnail (overrides image from YouTube):[Optional]
EditImage Alt Text:GCF: 10 Years of Results
Edit Autoplay:trueTrue

    Video Info

    EditYoutube Video ID:L5VZRgYfqJU/Pages/video.aspx?vid=L5VZRgYfqJU
    EditVideo Title:GCF Kayapo Fund[Optional]
    EditCustom Thumbnail (overrides image from YouTube):[Optional]
    EditImage Alt Text:GCF Kayapo Fund
    Edit Autoplay:trueTrue
      Add Video


      Text with Image or Video

      Remove this module

      Title

      EditHeader:CI's solutions
      EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:[Optional]

      Sections

      Image and Text

      Edit Image Position:rightRight
      EditSection Title:Brazil’s Kayapó: Stewards of the Forest
      Edit Section Title Style:h3--logomark--responsiveGray With Logo
      EditImage URL: /SiteCollectionImages/ci_90849779.JPG
      EditImage Description: Portrait of a woman in the village of Ayukre
      EditText: Conservation International supports the Kayapó indigenous people in their efforts to protect their culture and habitats and secure economic independence. A glance at the Kayapó territories on Google Maps shows how they stick out like a green barrier against the deforestation that surrounds them.
      READ MORE: Kayapó: Stewards of the Forest

      EditLink for Header and Image:[Optional]
      EditPhoto Credit:© Cristina Mittermeier
      EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:31[Optional]
      Edit Photo RenditionID Large:9[Optional]

      Image and Text

      Edit Image Position:leftLeft
        EditSection Title:Phoenix Islands Protected Area
        Edit Section Title Style:h3--logomark--responsiveGray With Logo
        EditImage URL: /SiteCollectionImages/ci_69672619.jpg
        EditImage Description: Phoenix Islands Protected Area
        EditText: Innovative partnerships are protecting one of Earth’s last remaining marine wilderness areas. As one of the world’s most remote island chains, the Phoenix Islands — located within the Republic of Kiribati in the heart of the Pacific Ocean — comprise an island archipelago and ocean wilderness area of immense global value.
        READ MORE: Phoenix Islands Protected Area

        EditLink for Header and Image:[Optional]
        EditPhoto Credit:© Keith A. Ellenbogen
        EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:31[Optional]
        Edit Photo RenditionID Large:9[Optional]
        Add Image and TextAdd Video and TextAdd Image Thumbnail List


        Sign up for GCF e-news

        Each issue of our newsletter includes the latest details about GCF opportunities, results being achieved together with our partners and links to new information on this site.

        Fill out the form below to receive the GCF e-news.

        Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.



        We will never share your information with anyone for any reason. Plus you can unsubscribe from the list at any time from the bottom of each e-mail.



        Partners

        Global Conservation Fund (GCF) grants support CI regional programs and partners with diverse strategies and knowledge to help create, expand and ensure effective long-term management of protected areas. GCF has supported more than 40 partners:



        Subgrantee Partners

        Among our partners are the following organizations that received GCF funding directly from our grant recipients:

        • Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale
        • Ecosystemes Forestiers d’Afrique Centrale
        • Fundación Mexicana para la Educación Ambiental
        • Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development


        Contact Us

        Chris Stone

        Managing Director

        Michael McGreevey

        Senior Grant Manager

        Curan Bonham

        Outcomes Monitoring Manager

        John de Wet

        Finance and Operations, Vice President

        Julie Shaw

        Director of Communications

        Romas Garbaliauskas

        Senior Legal Advisor

        Judith Reyes

        Legal Advisor

        Yana Shneyderman

        Paralegal and Fund Associate



        More of Our Work Links

        Remove this module

        Section Configuration

        EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Small:21[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Webkit:22[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Medium:23[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Webkit Medium:24[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Large:25[Optional]
        EditImage RenditionID Webkit Large:26[Optional]

        First Image

        EditTitle:Climate
        EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_30785027.jpg
        EditLink:/what/Pages/Climate.aspx
        EditImage Alt Text:Night falls over Rio de Janeiro. © Nikada

        Second Image

        EditTitle:Science and Innovation
        EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_80568511.tif
        EditLink:/how/pages/science-and-innovation.aspx
        EditImage Alt Text:Scientists set a camera trap. © Benjamin Drummond

        Third Image

        EditTitle:The Ocean
        EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_16084886.jpg
        EditLink:/what/Pages/oceans.aspx
        EditImage Alt Text:Coral reef in Viti Levu, Fiji, Oceania. © William Crosse