Building financially sustainable incentives for environmental conservation into small enterprise development
environment, through exploitation of natural resources and large industrial development that earns foreign exchange. These in turn increase poverty, as deforestation reduces soil quality, over-harvesting
the land and sea reduces food security and people lose access to traditional resources. The challenge is to identify approaches to development that conserve the environment. Recent initiatives demonstrate
that incentives can be created for small enterprises to invest in conservation in a financially sustainable way.