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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

trains experienced conservationists in the use of market-based principles to address environmental challenges. The program’s ultimate aim is to see large-scale conservation outcomes related to increased health of environmental systems and reduced environmental threats.

We believe that we can contribute to these long-term outcomes through three primary strategies:

Capacity building

allows for greater implementation of market-based approaches. Each year, 18 new Fellows convene for a month-long intensive training focused 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 program.


serves to accelerate all of these changes. Fellows join a global community where, through interactive platforms and publications, they connect with past cohorts and conservation practitioners to accelerate change and maximize conservation impact.

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