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Melissa Moye discusses some of the avenues tiger range countries can explore, with the help of nongovernmental organizations, to secure funding for conservation efforts for the tiger in the future. Some of the possible options include smart green infrastructure, ecotourism, carbon trade, microfinance, and conservation trust funds.

Getting long-term sustainable financial support for tigers
New versus traditional financial resources
The feasibility of sustainable conservation
Smart green infrastructure
Carbon markets and trade
Conservation trust funds

Melissa Moye is director of conservation finance at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she develops conservation financing and payment for ecosystem service (PES) strategies. Since joining WWF in 2001, Ms. Moye developed comprehensive financing programs in Africa (Congo Basin, Madagascar, Mozambique) that resulted in the establishment of conservation trust funds and the introduction of PES and debt relief mechanisms. With over 15 years experience in conservation finance, she has advised organizations such as UNDP, USAID and the World Bank. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President at Finance for Development, served as a commercial banking officer at Manufacturers Hanover Trust and volunteered as an election supervisor in Cambodia. She has a bachelor‘s degree from Tufts University and a master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (USA).