An ongoing discussion between people in the conservation finance community is how we define success.
Reviewing the data – which we like to do (see below) – does not demonstrate much success in addressing species or biodiversity loss.
Perhaps it is time for a review of what has really worked in the conservation finance. Not only do we need to contend with increasing resource demand and population growth, but now we have to increasingly address the impacts of climate change on these less than resilient ecosystems.
If this is what success looks like, I would hate to see failure.
Image Courtesy of Treehugger & Racing Extinction