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, Finland
  • Government of France:
    • French Development Agency
    • Ministry of Ecological and Solidary Transition
    • Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs 
    • Ministry of Overseas territories
    • Ministry for Agriculture and Food
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • United States State Department 
  • MAVA Foundation

Government partners

  • Australian Agency for International Development
  • Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
  • Bangladesh Forest Department
  • Ministry of Forestry and  Wildlife, Cameroon
  • Department of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • Ministry of the Environment, Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Denmark
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Ireland
  • Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea
  • Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Lao PDR
  • Ministry of the Environment, Lebanon
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Forest Department – Government of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Spanish Agency for international Cooperation and Development
  • National Parks Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
  • Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning, Junta of Andalucia, Spain
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka
  • Federal Environment Office, Switzerland
  • Geneva Service for International Solidarity, Switzerland
  • Environmental Management Authority, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Environment Agency Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates
  • Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom  
  • Unites States Agency for International Development
  • United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
  • United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

Multilateral Institutions

  • African Development Bank
  • African World Heritage Fund
  • Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Central Africa Forests Commission
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  
  • European Commission
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Global Environment Facility
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • West African Economic and Monetary Union
  • The World Bank

Non-governmental organisations

  • BirdLife International
  • Conservation International
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • International Livestock Research Institute
  • International Olympic Committee
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Oxfam
  • The Sargasso Sea project, Inc
  • SNV-Burkina Faso
  • Stockholm International Water Institute
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • WorldFish
  • World Resources Institute
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - International


  • Arcus Foundation
  • Argidius Foundation
  • The Asia Foundation
  • Audemars Piguet & Cie Foundation
  • Bread for the World
  • The Christensen Fund
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Drosos Foundation
  • Fondo para la Biodiversidad - CONABIO
  • Ford Foundation
  • Institute for the Francophonie and Sustainable Development
  • Fundación Gonzalo Rio Arronte
  • Iris Foundation
  • G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  • The Aage  V. Jensen Charity Foundation
  • JRS Biodiversity Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • Manna Foundation
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Fondation Segré
  • Swedish Postcode Lottery  Foundation
  • Sylvia Earle Alliance – Mission Blue
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • Tiffany Foundation

Companies and corporate foundations

We wish to thank Toyota Motor Corporation for its significant support to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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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