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 France
    • Ministry for Agriculture and Food
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norway
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • United States State Department 

Government partners

  • Department for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina
  • Australian Agency for International Development 
  • Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Environment Canada
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
  • German Reconstruction Bank – KfW
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation
  • Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea
  • Korea International Cooperation Agency
  • Environment Public Authority, Kuwait
  • Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment LAO PDR
  • Principality of Monaco
  • National Conservation Areas Administration, Mozambique
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar
  • Norwegian Environment Agency 
  • Ministry of foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Innovasion Norge
  • Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Forest Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Planning and Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Regional Fund for Science and Technology, Portugal
  • Ministry of Environment, Rwanda
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Andalusia Regional Council, Spain
  • Malaga City Council, Spain
  • Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Spain
  • Spanish Agency for International Cooperation
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy, Sweden
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Office of the Environment, Switzerland
  • Federal Office for the Economy, Training and Research
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • US Department of State
  • US Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service)

Multilateral Institutions

  • African Development Bank
  • Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation
  • Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES Secretariat
  • European Commission
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
  • Global Environment Facility
  • Green Climate Fund
  • International Labour Organisation
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 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 Women
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Western Africa Economic and Monetary Union
  • World Bank Global Environment Facility
  • World Meteorological Organisation

International and National NGO’s

  • BirdLife International
  • Cambridge Conservation Initiative
  • Cameroon Environmental Watch
  • Centro Laici Italiani per le Missioni
  • ChildFund International
  • Conference of Earth Environment from Akita
  • Conservation International
  • Oceana Foundation Europe
  • Global Wildlife Conservation
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • International Livestock Research Institute
  • International Olympic Committee
  • IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands
  • Oxfam
  • National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
  • National Geographic Society
  • Rare
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Save the Elephants
  • Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Stockholm Resilience Center
  • SWISSAID
  • The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Sargasso Sea Project, Inc
  • Vereniging Milieudefensie, The Netherlands
  • Verified Carbon Standard Association
  • WINROCK International
  • World Animal Protection International
  • World Wide Fund for Nature – International
  • WorldFish
  • Zoological Society of London

Institutions, Foundations, Associations, Universities

  • Arcus Foundation
  • Blue Action Fund
  • Christensen Fund
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
  • Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation
  • Fondation Privée Genevoise
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fundación Biodiversidad
  • G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Hawaii Green Growth
  • IHE Delft Foundation
  • IUCN-US (501c3 organisation)
  • IUCN UK Charity
  • 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
  • New Venture Fund
  • Ocean Park Conservation Foundation
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Pan Para el Mundo – Protestant Development Institute
  • Private Foundation from The Netherlands
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Renova Foundation
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology Foundation
  • Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform
  • Swedish Agricultural University
  • Swedish Postcode Foundation
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • TCS Foundation
  • The Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation
  • The McConnell Foundation
  • The Total Foundation
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  • Valan-javabooary nasionaly eto Madagasikara

Corporations

  • Aditya Birla Group
  • AES Corporation
  • Balenciaga
  • Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Coqenpate
  • Development Alternatives Incorporated
  • Electricité de France
  • Energias de Portugal
  • Engro Elengy Terminal PVT Ltd
  • Google Inc.
  • Hennes & Mauritz GBC AB
  • Holcim Switzerland
  • HongKong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • INCEE
  • ITC Limited
  • Jena-Optronik GmbH
  • Lacoste
  • Marriott Hotel & Resorts Thailand
  • Nestlé Nespresso S.A.
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Oasis Loss Modelling Framework, Ltd
  • P H Resorts (Private) Limited
  • PHLUR
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited
  • Shell International Petroleum Mij Bv – Holland
  • Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Ltd
  • Tilad Environmental Consultants
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • XLIT Ltd
  • Zephyr Power (Pvt.) Limited

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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