L’Agence Française de Développement

The French Development Agency, is a financial institution that is at the heart of France’s Development Assistance Policy. It supports a wide range of economic, social and environmental projects in more than 60 countries.

Conservation International

Works with partners around the world to protect nature so people can thrive. The organization’s approach is simple yet transformative: It identifies and protects spectacular but vulnerable places on land and in the oceans; works with the private sector to promote sustainable business practices; and engages with governments to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to make decisions that will benefit humanity now and for generations to come.

The European Union (EU)

Comprising 28 member states, is the largest single provider of development aid in the world. The EU development policy recognizes biodiversity as a crucial element for human well-being through the production of food, fish, fuel, fiber and medicines; the regulation of water, air and climate; and maintenance of land fertility. Through EuropeAid, the EU invests in biodiversity and development projects in more than 100 countries.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Is the world’s largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. The GEF unites 182 member governments together with leading international development institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector in support of a common global environmental agenda.

The Government of Japan

Is one of the largest providers of development assistance for the environment. Japan seeks constructive measures and concrete programs to preserve unique ecosystems that provide people with important benefits and help reduce poverty.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

The World Bank

Is the world’s largest source of development assistance. It works in more than 100 developing economies to fight poverty and to help people help themselves and their environment.

Photo Credits

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). © Robin Moore
Black-tailed marmoset (Mico melanurus). © O. Langrand
Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus). © Nick Hollands
Corporal Ranger Veronicah Lesasuyian, Sera Conservancy, Kenya. © Veronicah Lekopole