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The Landscape Incubator offers a space to share landscape concepts, seek and receive support through the design process and follow progress. We are excited to partner with the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) to support 10 landscapes. You will see these tagged in the portfolio. 

How you can get involved

The Landscape Finance Lab team is currently working with a number of teams. These teams move through the 4 stages in the LFL development process.

You can support landscapes by offering the following advice and support to programme teams: 

- your thoughts on the submission through your specialism lens
- any red flags or risks you identify
- any initial suggestions for the team
- resources you have access to, to help develop this further

In 2020, we welcomed new landscapes being supported by the Birdlife Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator  and the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD). These landscape teams share their programmes and vision and support needs. This is a great opportunity to nurture cross-organisational learning and also showcase new landscape visions.

If you would like to showcase your landscape we welcome you to submit your idea/ concept note to share in the portfolio and we happy to label it as one being supported by your organisation/ initiative. Click on the submit button in the top right corner of the screen...



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The Flow Country, Scotland

The Flow Country lies within the Counties of Caithness and Sutherland in the northern Highlands of Scotland. The Flow Country will be considered as a landscape/catchment scale instrument that may be replicated within a national enabling system to achieve land use contributions to the Scottish net zero 2045 target. The landscape provides a range of ecosystem services. The extensive blanket bog stores over 400 million tonnes of carbon (Chapman S ‘Flows to the Future Economic Impact...

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Vietnam Mekong Delta

Vietnam is currently the second largest rice exporter. By 2030, rising sea levels in the delta and changes in temperature and precipitation patterns would expose 45% of the land to extreme salinization, and crop damage with rice productivity falling by 9%. Rice farming has impacted on both soil, underground water and freshwater availability. The extraction of ground water leads to reduction in availability of groundwater, further contributing to inundation of the deltas. Excessive use of...

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Greater Virunga landscape (GVL)

GVL is shared between Uganda, DRC and Rwanda, trans-boundary landscape. The Uganda part of the GVL can be a model for biodiversity protection, economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

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Indus Delta Eco-region

The Indus for All Programme was created back in 2007 and is still giving major directions to conservation programs in the region. It has structured and successfully implemented programs around poverty and the environment nexus, but it is now time to update the strategy with more sustainable financing and strategic objectives that would capture climate resilience and alternative livelihood opportunities, such as sustainable fisheries, sustainable production of organic products (indigo and...

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Central Annamites Landscape

In the heart of Indochina, rising above the coastline of Central Viet Nam, spilling across the border into Southern Laos, exists an intricate ecosystem teeming with extraordinary biodiversity, like nowhere else on Earth.

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Dawna Tenasserim Transboundary Landscape (Myanmar and Thailand)

The Dawna Tenasserim landscape is arguably one of the most significant landscapes for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia, and certainly of the Greater Mekong region. At 178,896 km 2 it is roughly the same size as the country of Cambodia and remains at around 82% forest cover. The Dawna Tenasserim is one of the last strongholds for iconic species in the region such as tiger, Indochinese leopard, Asian elephants and an incredible range of bird species. Primarily inhabited by...

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The Pacifico Norte landscape within the Choco-Darien

The Choco-Darien is an extremely biodiversity rich region recognised for its mangroves, estuarine forests, lowland and montane rainforests. It has more than 7,500 species of plant, 700 butterflies, and more than 1,500 birds, as well as important populations of coastal species such as marine turtles and humpback whales.

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Kafue Flats, Zambia

To be added shortly 

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Biologically extraordinary: saving the Tsitongambarika forest in Madagascar

Tsitongambarika Protected Area is biologically extraordinary. These 60,000 hectares of tropical forest are home to 50 endemic species. After decades of deforestation caused by political instability, the landscape is now deeply fragmented and communities suffer extreme poverty with reducing ecosystem services and limited economic opportunities. BirdLife partner Asity knows that a co-management structure with communities, nourished by a sound financial strategy through carbon offset and...

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Restoring the Serra do Urubu-Murici corridor in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

To ecologically recover some of the last remaining tracts of the Atlantic Forest in Northeastern Brazil, this investment proposition brings together financial mechanisms, legislative progress and sustainable practices for long-term protection of this biodiversity hotspot.

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