Global Nature Fund (GNF)
Global Nature Fund (GNF) is a non-profit, private, independent international foundation. GNF was founded in 1998 with the objective of fostering the protection of nature and the environment as well as animals. GNF’s work consists mainly of:
- initiating and carrying out of nature/environment protection projects to preserve the animal world, the protection of migrating species, their habitat and their migratory routes;
- publications and organisation of events dealing with the protection of nature and environment;
- promotion of international conventions on species protection.
1. Mangrove reforestation (India, Sri Lanka): The projects at different sites in India and Sri Lanka aim at restoring unique mangrove forests and use them in a sustainable way. The reforestation will provide new habitats for fish and other species and income opportunities (e.g. agriculture, handicraft, fishery).
2. Sustainable Fishing (Indonesia): Unsustainable fishing methods are threatening the Irrawaddy Dolphin in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. To introduce non-polluting aquaculture, the fishermen are provided with fish crops that will contribute to the regeneration of fish stocks and biodiversity protection.
3. Eco-tourism & seal protection (Russia): The project aims at protecting the Baikal seal and its habitat through the development of a sustainable tourism concept and the provision of new income opportunities.
4. The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign: The campaign aims to emphasize the high importance of biodiversity and to engage companies in the protection and conservation of nature. It provides attractive options for sustainability officers and decision makers in enterprises to inform themselves on methods and instruments to evaluate the impact of a company’s activities on biological diversity.