Sponsoring nature: environmental philanthropy for conservation

TitleSponsoring nature: environmental philanthropy for conservation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
Series EditorM. Ramutsidela, M. Spierenburg, and H. Wels
Date Published2013///
Place PublishedLondon
Publication Languageeng

Saving the world's flora and fauna, especially high-profile examples such as chimpanzees, whales and the tropical rain forests, is big business. Individuals and companies channel their resources to the preservation of nature through various ways, one of which is the funding of environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs). This book is the first to comprehensively address this issue and focus on a dominant theme in environmental philanthropy, the links between ENGOs and CBOs and their sponsors, especially the private sector. It has been argued that donor support is based on recipient's perceived expertise and needs, with no favouritism of flagship environmental organisations as recipients of donor funds. A counterview holds that the private sector prefers to fund mainstream ENGOs for environmental research and policy reforms congenial to industrial capital.

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