View from the lighthouse at Cocodrilo, a fishing village at the southern end of the Isle of Youth in Cuba. —Fernando Bretos, 2011 Fellow


We invest in people who have the potential to advance the future of conservation.

Kinship Conservation Fellows operates on three primary strategies:

Capacity building allows for greater implementation of market-based approaches. Each year, 18 conservationists participate in a month-long intensive Fellowship, which focuses on developing the skills needed to implement market-based conservation practices to solve environmental challenges. 

Thought leadership promotes greater influence within the larger conservation community by showcasing the work of Fellows, sharing research and evaluation findings, and lessons learned through the implementation of market-based strategies.

Community serves to accelerate positive change and influence to address environmental challenges. Our Fellows join a global community where they can connect with past cohorts and conservation practitioners to use combined skills and innovative ideas to accelerate change and maximize conservation impact.