Government has been the primary source of funding for protected areas in ASEAN, and we have learned that there remains a huge funding gap in order to achieve conservation outcomes. There is a need for a long term financial strategy that requires cooperation from government, NGOs, private sector, park management and communities. The previous session discussed various potential sources of sustainable financing for protected areas such as carbon credits, protected area trust fund, conservation concessions and payment for environmental services. The session will further elaborate on other potential funding mechanisms for protected areas to close the funding gap.
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