Civil society and conservation flourish in a supportive environment, including availability of sustainable finance.

Globally, the annual conservation finance gap is around $250 billion.

To meet this gap, we are collaborating with partners and fellow foundations to look beyond simple donor-beneficiary models and develop innovative finance mechanisms – from blue carbon to impact investing.

Our aim is to finance our Action Plans, support the conservation of our iconic sites, and strengthen conservation finance globally through innovation and best practice.

Good practice conservation finance should draw on a diverse range of funding sources tailored to specific circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and no single mechanism can guarantee financial sustainability.

Find out more in our recent report, Innovating Conservation Finance in West Africa and the Mediterranean.

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Focus on one of our partners

Find out more about one of the conservation trust funds we have been supporting.

Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust
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Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust is about supporting conservation rather than any particular organisation, which made it important to create a flexible structure able to meet multiple goals. - Lynda Mansson, Director General, MAVA


Thierry Renaud

Director, Impact & Sustainability

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