Our programmes are developed to address regional, species or ecosystem-based conservation challenges that our research shows do not get the attention or funding they need. By understanding who is working on an issue, how it is funded and working to coordinate action we can avoid some of the most common obstacles to effective conservation: short-term project cycles and lack of follow-up; duplication of work; onerous reporting requirements and lack of strategic oversight.
This approach is driven by our research process and informed by our expert scientific advisors and relationships with front-line conservationists. Unlike many larger conservation organisations, we do not run projects. Instead, our philanthropic funding model gives us independence and capacity for ongoing research and evaluation, helping us create new programmes which bring together influential stakeholders, including funders. Collaborative approaches can unlock potential for greater conservation impact in some of the most diverse and threatened wild places on Earth.
Where existing alliances are already helping to coordinate action, our goal is to bolster their work and explore options to increase funding and amplify their impact.