Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Alongside dozens of local and global partners, CI’s Conservation Finance Division finds innovative and lasting ways to keep forests standing, waters flowing and habitats intact, all the while empowering local communities and improving livelihoods. In the last decade, CI has raised and deployed with partners over $500 million using a range of investment vehicles, including trust funds for protected areas, conservation agreements to benefit local communities and a diverse mix of grants, loans and bonds
UBF - Uganda Biodiversity Fund
Conservation Network in Uganda
The Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF) is an independent Institution, a ‘Trust Fund’ established as a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for the conservation of priority biodiversity and ecosystem services in Uganda. The mission of UBF is: “to serve as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing and channeling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future generations and the intrinsic value of nature”
BOP - Blue Oceans Partners
Finance Institution in France
Blue Oceans Partners invests in systemic innovations for ocean sustainability. We support companies scaling up innovations that help address the most critical threats to our ocean. The primary focus is on overfishing and plastic pollution. We aim to achieve both impact at scale and competitive market returns. Blue Oceans Partners' approach harnesses in a positive way the force of private capital to help address some of the most pressing challenges of our generation, at scale, now.
WWF-US - World Wildlife Fund
NGO in the United States
For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF has been involved in Conservation Finance projects for more than 25 years.
Foundation in Mauritania
The Banc d'Arguin and Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Trust Fund is a sustainable funding mechanism implemented to protect coastal and marine biodiversity in Mauritania. A charitable foundation under English law, BACoMaB is recognised as having a public service mission in Mauritania. BACoMaB's essential function is to implement financial mechanisms that mobilise funds to generate regular long-term income. BACoMaB capital is invested in ethical and socially responsible financial markets, generating profits used to fund conservation and sustainable development activities for the Banc d'Arguin and Diawling National Parks and other marine and coastal areas in Mauritania. BACoMaB provides additional resources to funds from the State and other donors, to guarantee the long-term payment of recurrent implementation costs for priority conservation activities for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): surveillance, management, environmental monitoring and restoration, the development of local populations and environmental education.
The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd - www.thebiodiversityconsultancy.com
Consulting Firm in the United Kingdom
We are a team of biodiversity and ecosystem services experts, focusing on practical solutions for managing biodiversity risk and achieving positive conservation outcomes. We work across sectors to establish leading environmental performance and to deliver an ecologically sustainable basis for development.
Fondo de Páramos Tungurahua y Lucha Contra la Pobreza - www.fondotungurahua.org.ec
Organization in Ecuador
El Fondo de Páramos Tungurahua y Lucha contra la Pobreza, es el mecanismo financiero de la provincia de Tungurahua, diseñado para financiar en el largo plazo: planes, programas y proyectos, que contribuyan a la conservación del ecosistema Páramo como la principal fuente natural de agua y al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de comunidades indígenas y campesinas que habitan junto a él y cuidan de su conservación
BRL Engineering - https://brli.brl.fr/
Private Company in France
BRL Ingénierie is a leading consulting firm in environment and biodiversity management, both in France and on the international scene. For over 20 years, BRL Ingénierie has been working side by side with managers, local authorities, institutions and financing organizations providing expertise and advice on public policy and the operational management of biodiversity and natural resources.
Human Nature - https://www.linkedin.com/company/human-nature-group
International Conservation Network
Connecting people for the planet, re-imagining the potential of conservation, and giving nature some of the credit which it is due are just a few of the key principles which drive our vision forwards. Our volunteer base promotes empowerment and leadership within the field for all interested persons and in doing so creates a new form of community conservation.
1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project - www.1000mermaids.com
Foundation in the United States
The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project & Gallery of 1000 Mermaids is a monumental public EcoArt project in the form of an artificial reef installation that will also serve as an underwater eco-friendly destination for tourism & research. Its mission is to enhance marine habitats and expand fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors alike. Mermaids have long been a symbol of humans’ connection to the Ocean, and this artificial reef is being created by body casting real people in the form of mermaids on ocean friendly artistically crafted reef modules that will allow their likeness to live forever on the sea floor off of Fort Lauderdale beach.