CBF Status: Partnership Agreement with the CBF signed June 2017; Pre-financing Agreement signed September 2016
Incorporated in 2016, the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF) is dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and effective management of Saint Lucia’s biodiversity and natural resources.
Although developed primarily to manage funding flows that will be generated by the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), the SLUNCF is designed to accommodate a diverse range of funding flows that will catalyze and support the conservation, restoration, and effective management of Saint Lucia’s biodiversity and natural resources; and the sustainable livelihoods that can be generated from them.
The SLUNCF’s mandate extends beyond the management of CBF funds, and the SLUNCF will seek to generate additional sustainable funding to support other focal areas including sustainable livelihoods.
Grants from the SLUNCF can be used to support a wide range of both marine and terrestrial conservation-related activities including protected area (PA) management and strengthening, habitat and species management, environmental education and awareness linked to biodiversity and conservation management, local community engagement directly linked to marine or terrestrial protection, alternative sustainable livelihoods, environmental education and awareness, habitat and species management, implementation of laws and regulations for ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, and capacity building and management planning linked to conservation of the marine and terrestrial environment.