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Investment Strategies

NFWF strategically invests in activities in the following categories that will achieve our conservation goals:

Habitat Conservation

Activities, such as creating protected areas and establishing conservation easements, that establish legal protection for key habitats

Habitat Restoration

Directly restoring, maintaining or enhancing degraded habitats.

Habitat Management

Directly improving management practices to decrease a threat to a species or the quality of key habitats for species.

Capacity, Outreach, Incentives

Encouraging others to engage in conservation by providing technical assistance, hiring coordinators to enroll landowners or fishermen in projects, conducting economic analyses to show financial benefits of conservation, and enforcement of existing regulations.

Species-Specific Management

Addressing key threats to species such as invasive species, predator removal, relocation,  captive breeding programs or rehabilitation facilities and disease control.

Priority Setting, Research, Monitoring

Activities aimed at gaining knowledge used to improve conservation activities such as the development of management plans, research, genetic analyses, monitoring, and prioritization of sites or management strategies.


 Feature Investments


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