Launch event of new report from the University of Oxford's Project for Protected Area Resilience

We would like to invite interested guests to attend the launch of a new report from Oxford’s Project for Protected Area Resilience (PPAR). The launch will take place on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 5:30pm and will be held at J.P. Morgan, 60 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0JP, UK. There will be a presentation, high-level panel discussion, and then a reception with drinks and canapés.

The project was established last year by Ben Caldecott and Paul Jepson at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. PPAR aims to help reinvigorate the Protected Area (PA) conservation discourse. It examines the monetizable and non-monetizable values PA assets generate, who creates orcaptures this value, and how more value can be generated through new public, private, and philanthropic investments into PA assets. The project is also concerned with how to safeguard PAs in light of current and emerging risks threatening their ability to generate value sustainably – in other words we want to avoid PA assets becoming ‘stranded assets’. In addition, the project is looking at how to prioritize different types of PA funding and how PAs can achieve the most impact given limited public funds.

The first phase of the project began in Spring 2014 and will be completed in Q4 2015, with subsequent phases beginning thereafter. The report published on the 8th October will be a distillation of the project’s work so far and indicate plans for future work.