Meetings Other Relevant Events

Financing Coral Reef Conservation and Management with Tourism-Related Tools webinar

Wednesday , July 17, 2019

This is the second webinar in a series of three, following on from Finance Tools for Coral Reef Conservation: An Overview webinar.

Coral reefs provide enormous economic value to humanity, and their value for recreation is one of the easiest to capture financially. This webinar will explore the range of existing and emerging tools that protected areas and site managers can use to capture funds from tourism for conservation and management. Specifically, the webinar will discuss the use of: 1) entry, activity, and special use fees; 2) commercial concessions; 3) departure taxes; 4) partnerships with hotels, and 5) voluntary donations. This webinar is sponsored by the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), an informal partnership which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world, as part of its collaboration with the Conservation Finance Alliance for promoting innovative financing for coral reef conservation. Co-sponsors: OCTO (OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News), the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe), and the Reef Resilience Network.

The webinar will be hosted by David Meyers (Conservation Finance Alliance) and Venkat Iyer (UN Environment).

Please note that this webinar will be held twice to accommodate practitioners in different time zones on the 17th July. Please make sure you are signing up for the correct time:

The third and final webinar will take place on the 2nd of October.