As a Conservation Trust Fund, the Foundation of West African Savannas (FSOA) bases its intervention on an endowment fund whose interests provide predictable, regular and sustainable funding to secure the long-term effective management of the Wildlife Reserves of the W-Arly-Pendjari Transboundary Complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Tany Meva Foundation works for the sustainable development of Madagascar through the financing of projects combining environmental protection and Community Development. In 2019, Tany Meva further encouraged initiatives to improve living conditions and mitigate climate change in southern Madagascar, particularly in the Atsimo Andrefana, Androy, Anosy and Ihorombe regions.
“Visiting the exhibition was a unique opportunity to complement my knowledge about the biodiversity of Manica and Mozambique, with particular emphasis on the endemic species of flora,” said Chilasse Salvador Fernandes, a young graduate in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management by the Superior Institute of Manica, during the last edition of BIOFUND’s biodiversity exhibition. Mozambique is home to a rich flora with 6500 plant species, of which over 300 plant species are on the IUCN red list and 22% are endemic, a terrestrial fauna with 726 bird species, 171 reptile species, 85 amphibians (of which 28 are endemic) and 3075 insect species.
The Sangha Tri-National is a cross-border Forest Complex shared between Cameroon, Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR). This World Heritage site is very famous for its floristic and faunal potential, but also for the "forest people" (commonly called Baka, BaAka, Mbenzele, etc.), the indigenous people who live there. Since its inception, the Sangha Tri-National Foundation (FTNS) has championed several initiatives to ensure their well-being and development.
The Mbam Djerem National Park (PNMD), which covers an area of 416,512 hectares, is rich in biodiversity with the presence of protected species such as the elephant, the guereza colobe and the chimpanzee. The foundation for Environment and development in Cameroon (FEDEC) has been supporting biodiversity conservation activities in this protected area since 2003.
The foundation for Parks and Reserves of Côte d'ivoire recently funded a training workshop for officials of the Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves on open standards for the management of conservation projects and programs. The open standards for conservation practice were developed by a consortium of conservation organizations known as the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP).