CASE STUDY 1   From Livestock to Wildlife: Building and Scaling a Private Sector Conservancy Network in Central Kenya
Until the late 1990s most land in Laikipia was managed as livestock ranches. Since then many have migrated to new business models based around wildlife conservation, blending innovative corporate structures with dynamic conservation enterprises. Read More....

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CASE STUDY 2   Wild Carpathians: Developing Europe’s Largest Private Sector Wilderness Reserve in Romania
With uncontrolled logging and unsustainable hunting throughout the Carpathian Mountains, this initiative is purchasing virgin forests, re-modelling hunting concessions and engaging local stakeholders and communities in conservation enterprises. Read More....

CASE STUDY 3   Building Pioneering Public-Private Partnerships for Significant Conservation Landscapes
Creating the first ever conservation public-private partnership in East Africa around the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve and structuring one of Africa’s largest privately managed conservation concessions in Mozambique’s Niassa Game Reserve. Read More....

CASE STUDY 4   Sustainable Business Models for National Parks & Reserves: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia & Rwanda
With increasing demands on public purses, protected area authorities face new pressures to build more sustainable business cases which combine streamlined conservation management costs and innovative conservation enterprise development. Read More....

CASE STUDY 5   Empowering Local People: Building and Scaling an African Community Conservancy Movement
Community conservancies were independently pioneered in Namibia and northern Kenya. Conservation Capital and its principals were intimately involved in the birth of this movement in both countries. Read More....

CASE STUDY 6   Innovations in Conservation Agriculture around High-value Natural Landscapes: Tanzania and Zambia
Improvements in agricultural production have become one of the most important conservation priorities for Africa, and an area where strategically targeted investment finance can play a significant role. Read More....

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CASE STUDY 7   Developing Species-Driven Conservation Tourism: Great Apes in Rwanda, Uganda and DRC
Only two populations of the iconic Mountain Gorilla remain, threatened by habitat loss, poaching, disease and war.  Conservation tourism development involving local communities has played a critical and positive role. Read More....

CASE STUDY 8   New Conservation Economies: Pioneering Conservation Tourism in Ethiopia’s National Parks
Financing the first two eco-lodges in Ethiopia’s national parks system and developing a national protected area tourism strategy incorporating global best practice in conservation tourism. Read More....

CASE STUDY 9   Democratizing Nature: New Conservation Tourism Products for Domestic African Markets
As international nature tourism grows, more opportunities must be created for domestic markets to access their own natural assets to strengthen local support for conservation. Read More....

CASE STUDY 10   Enterprise ‘Clustering’ in Portugal’s First Private Nature Reserve
Working with local entrepreneurs to create a network of complementary local enterprises that actively utilize, promote and support Portugal’s first privately owned nature reserve. Read More....

CASE STUDY 11   Developing the World’s ‘Best Green Tour Operator’
Wilderness Scotland offers nature-based adventures in the Highlands of Scotland. Having launched ‘Wilderness Ireland’, the company has a strategic plan for expansion across a range of European countries. Read More....

CASE STUDY 12   Opening all the Doors: Diversified Conservation Finance through Hybrid Corporate Structures
A recent report has suggested that mainstream public and philanthropic funding for conservation needs to increase by 20 to 30 times annually if current conservation demand is to be met. Read More....

CASE STUDY 13   Cows for Conservation? Solving the Domestic Livestock Conundrum in East Africa’s Savannah Landscapes
In much of East Africa, the best remaining opportunities for wildlife exist on land inhabited by semi-nomadic pastoralists whose cultures and livelihoods revolve around domestic livestock. Read More....

CASE STUDY 14   A Banking Model for Non-Financial Assets: Creation of the ‘European Wildlife Bank’ 
The European Wildlife Bank is a pioneering tool that builds and ‘lends’ self-breeding herds of wildlife species for reintroduction into natural European landscapes. Read More....

CASE STUDY 15   Innovative Financial Incentives for Tourism: Linking Cost of Investment Capital to Conservation Performance
Developing a pioneering rebate mechanism linked to development of new conservation areas in eastern Africa with related local economic and social benefits. Read More....

CASE STUDY 16   Next Generation Financing for Namibia’s Community Conservancy Movement
Commercial finance is being used to diversify and strengthen the economics of Namibia’s pioneering community-based conservation movement. Read More....

CASE STUDY 17   Leveraging Hunting Concessions to Protect Wildlife: a Pioneering New Model for Rewilding in Croatia
Velebit is the largest protected area in Croatia, boasting some of the richest wildlife habitat in Europe.  New models are leveraging hunting concessions for the benefit of wildlife and the local economy. Read More....