Building partnerships between the public and private sector to optimize management and financing of significant conservation ecosystems.
Public sector authorities do not always have the resources or capacity to optimally manage the protected area assets for which they are responsible. This has created new opportunities for engaging the private sector in this arena and several leading conservation organisations are now actively involved in managing national parks across Africa under partnership arrangements with the relevant national public protected area authority.
Conservation Capital is becoming increasingly engaged in this area and is currently supporting clients in the development of new public-private partnership initiatives in Ethiopia, Zambia, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Senegal and Zimbabwe. We also played founder roles in the first ever such partnerships in East Africa around the world-famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve in Kenya, and more recently what we believe to be the largest non-hunting based conservation concession in Mozambique’s Niassa Game Reserve.