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 of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Government of France:
    • French Development Agency (AFD)
    • Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
    • Ministry of Overseas Territories
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation    
  • United Arab Emirates, Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi
  • MAVA Foundation


  • Australian Agency for International Development
  • Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
  • Bangladesh Forest Department
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany
  • KFW Bankengruppe, Germany
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Italy
  • Ministry of Environment, Jordan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Environmental Protection Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain
  • Regional Ministry for Environment, Government of Andalucia, Spain
  • Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Government of the Republic of South Africa
  • Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
  • Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom   
  • Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom  
  • Department of State, United States of America
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
  • United States Agency for International Development

Multilateral agencies and conventions

  • Asian Development Bank
  • African Development Bank
  • Commission Sous-Régionale des Pêches
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • European Commission
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Global Environment Facility
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
  • The African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine
  • United Nations Development Programme  
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The World Bank Group
  • United Nations Environment Programme 

Non-governmental organisations

  • BirdLife International
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Conservation International
  • International Tropical Timber Organization
  • Global Water Partnership Organization
  • IUCN - US
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • World Wide Fund for Nature


  • Arcadia Fund
  • Arcus Foundation 
  • Audemars Piguet Foundation
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Drosos Foundation
  • Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
  • Fondation Segré
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Fundación Gonzalo Rio Arronte
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • John  D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • Swedish Postcode Foundation
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • The Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation
  • Tiffany  & Co. Foundation

Companies and corporate foundations

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.

Contact us

For more information about IUCN's work with donors and partners please contact us at:

Strategic Partnerships Unit
28 rue Mauverney
1196 Gland

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