Donors and partners

IUCN’s philosophy of unity and joint action is exemplified through its work with donors and partners. IUCN counts on the support of a large network of partners who help fund our activities, implement the IUCN Programme, or offer their knowledge and expertise to support our work. Our work is made possible through the generous contributions of a growing number of donors and partners including governments, multilateral institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, international conventions, foundations, companies and individuals.

Framework partners

IUCN Framework Partners are a dedicated group of donors who support the implementation of the IUCN Programme through the provision of multi-year core funding. Framework Partners also support the implementation of a large number of on-the-ground projects throughout the world that have significant development and conservation results.

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Government of France:
    • French Development Agency
    • Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
    • Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
    • Ministry for Overseas territories
    • Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norway (project summary sheet)
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • United States State Department 

Government partners

  • Australian Agency for International Development 
  • Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Forest Department 
  • Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation 
  • Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • German Reconstruction Bank – KfW
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation
  • Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Ministry of Environment, Jordan
  • Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea
  • Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment LAO PDR
  • Ministry of Environment, Luxemburg
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Luxemburg
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Monaco
  • New Zealand Conservation Authority
  • Norwegian Agency for International Development 
  • Norwegian Environment Agency 
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Affairs, Oman
  • Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Forest Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Andalusia Regional Council, Spain
  • Malaga City Council, Spain
  • Ministry of Ecological Transition, Spain
  • Directorate General, Trade Policy and Competitiveness, Spain
  • Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, Government of Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy, Sweden
  • Swiss Confederation
  • Federal Office of the Environment, Switzerland
  • International Solidarity Service, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Department of Agricultural - Forest Service
  • US Department of State
  • US Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service)

Multilateral Institutions

  • African Development Bank 
  • African World Heritage Fund
  • Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Area
  • Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES Secretariat
  • European Commission, DG Development
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
  • Global Environment Facility
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Indian Ocean Commission
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Labour Organisation
  • Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • The International Center for Research in Agroforestry
  • The New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • THE OPEC Fund for International Development
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC)
  • The World Bank
  • UNHCR The UN Refuge Agency
  • UNICEF
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
  • World Bank Global Environment Facility
  • World Meteorological Organisation

International and National NGO’s

  • African Wildlife Foundation 
  • BirdLife International
  • Cambridge Conservation Initiative
  • ChildFund International
  • Conference of Earth Environment from Akita
  • Oceana Foundation Europe
  • Global Wildlife Conservation
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • International Livestock Research Institute
  • International Olympic Committee
  • IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands
  • Oxfam
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Save the Elephants
  • Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Stockholm Resilience Center
  • Swedish Water House
  • The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Sargasso Sea Project, Inc
  • TRAFFIC International
  • Udruga Hyla
  • Vereniging Milieudefensie, The Netherlands
  • Verified Carbon Standard Association
  • Wetlands International 
  • WINROCK International
  • World Animal Protection International
  • World Resources Institute
  • World Wide Fund for Nature – International
  • WorldFish
  • Zoological Society of London

Institutions, Foundations, Associations, Trust and Universities

  • Arcus Foundation
  • Argidius Foundation
  • Blue Action Fund
  • China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
  • Fondation Iris
  • Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation
  • Fondation Privée Genevoise
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte, I.A.F
  • Fundación Unicaja
  • G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Hong Kong Private Foundation
  • IHE Delft Foundation
  • Institute of Francophonie for Sustainable  Development
  • IUCN-US (501c3 organisation)
  • JRS Biodiversity Foundation
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • Manna Foundation
  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
  • MAVA Fondation for Nature Conservation
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA)
  • Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
  • Naturschutzbund Deutschland
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Pan Para el Mundo – Protestant Dvelopment Institute
  • Rainforest Trust
  • Rapid Response Facility
  • Renova Foundation
  • Sahyadri Tiger Reserve Foundation
  • Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform
  • Sustainable Markets Foundation
  • Swedish Postcode Foundation
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • The Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation
  • The Asia Foundation
  • The McConnell Foundation
  • The Total Foundation
  • University of Western Brittany
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Companies

  • Aditya Birla Group
  • AES Corporation
  • Arcadis NV
  • Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Coqenpate
  • Enel SpA
  • Engro Elengy Terminal PVT Ld
  • GFA Consulting Group Gmb
  • HongKong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • INSEE
  • ITC Limited
  • Jena-Optronik GmbH
  • Kosmos Energy
  • Lacoste
  • Marriott Hotel & Resorts Thailand
  • Nestlé Nespresso S.A.
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • North-West Power Generation Company Limited
  • P H Resorts (Private) Limited
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited
  • Shell International Petroleum Mij Bv – Holland
  • TATA Chemicals Society for Rural Development
  • TATA Power Company Limited
  • TATA Steel
  • Thai Union Group PCL
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • XLIT Ltd
     

IUCN’s engagement with business is guided by the Business Engagement Strategy as well as the Operational Guidelines for Business Engagement. The majority of the funds we receive are used to transform business practices.  For information on all business engagements, visit our Business and Biodiversity Programme pages.

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