L’Agence Française de Développement

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

Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy and global reach, Conservation International empowers people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. With offices in more than 30 countries around the world, the organization works directly with the people who live closest to the forests, oceans and grasslands that benefit us all.

The European Union (EU)

Comprising 28 member states, the European Union 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)

The Global Environment Facility 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

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

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as to the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.

The World Bank

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

Panther chameleon, Madagascar. © Russell A. Mittermeier
Insect found along the Nu River. © Li Xiaolong
Giant leaf-tailed gecko, Madagascar. © Piotr Naskrecki