Bringing finance and conservation together: the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation

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For the week 19 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, July 25 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Bringing finance and conservation together: the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation, presented by John Tobin-de la Puente of Cornell University.

The Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) was launched in September 2016 to develop new investment models and funding pipelines for conservation and sustainable development. Three of the coalition’s initial focus areas are watershed management, green infrastructure for coastal resilience, and sustainable coastal fisheries. The group is currently working on developing investment “blueprints” for these areas, i.e., models for investable deals can that produce both environmental and financial returns. Once these blueprints are ready, the coalition will serve as a hub to connect investable conservation projects with financial organizations that are able to structure deals around those projects.

For more information and to register, please visit

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

*News Update — 43 new posts this week*

  • This month's issue of MPA News features an MPA Perspective: Amid uncertainty over UK MPAs’ future, reasons for optimism emerge –

  • UN Ocean Conference results in several MPA-related commitments by governments, organizations –

  • Marine Conservation Institute Releases Letter from Over 500 Scientists Strongly Supporting Marine Monuments Now Under Government Review –

  • Astola Island declared Pakistan’s first ever Marine Protected Area –

  • Canadian government plans extra protection to critical Island ocean sites –

  • Shark, ray, sea urchin fishing and trading banned in Dominican Republic –

  • Asia Is Trawling for a Deadly Fishing War –

  • Chris Oliver Appointed to Lead NOAA Fisheries –

  • UN announces 23 new Nature Reserves while US removes 17 –

  • Zinke Targets New England Coral Canyons as Next National Monument to Open Up for Drilling –

  • Rick Perry says carbon dioxide is not a primary driver of climate change, rather "ocean waters and this environment" –

  • Recording fish song to make our fisheries more sustainable (and 1 related item) –

*Literature Update — 30 new titles this week*
UNESCO has published, Global Ocean Science Report: The Current Status of Ocean Science around the World –

*Top List Update — 4 new top lists this week*
We've curated several new Top Lists this week, including Marketing and Communications for Effective Ocean Planning/Management –

*Video Update — 1 new video this week*
CCRN has a webinar archived on Indigenous Engagement in Conservation –

*Grant & RFP Update — 1 new grant this week*
The Waitt Foundation has a new grant opportunity: MPAs Over the Finish Line –

*Job Listings Update — 8 new jobs this week*
Nova Southeastern University, NOAA and DOI are offering National Coral Reef Management Fellowships –