MAVA's strategy 2016-2022

Since 1994, MAVA has played a transformational role in driving forward innovative conservation across the Mediterreanean, West Africa, the Alps and beyond. Today, our commitment to biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, and vibrant conservation communities remains as strong as ever.

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27/0/2016- MAVA is lauching 2 calls for tender on Networks and Young leaders

MAVA foundation is launching its new strategy 2016-2022. We have several challenges ahead of us, and therefore we are looking for people who could help us on two subjects: Network sustainability and supporting the emergence young leaders.  We are launching…
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Dr Luc Hoffmann

It is with immense sadness that we would like to inform you of the death of Dr Luc Hoffmann on the 21st of July in the Camargue, France at the age of 93. He died peacefully, in a place dear to his heart.

Luc Hoffmann led a rich, rewarding, world-changing life. He was a lifelong passionate naturalist, a pioneer and visionary scientist who dedicated himself to the conservation of nature. He was the driving force behind a multitude of conservation organizations and initiatives, including the Tour du Valat, WWF, IUCN, Ramsar, FIBA, PRCM, amongst others. He established the MAVA Foundation in 1994 as an expression of his deep personal commitment to biodiversity conservation and was its inspirational leader.

Our thoughts are with Luc’s family, including his four children and their spouses, his eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Luc was humble, strong-minded, bold, generous, persistent, and absolutely dedicated to our natural world. He will be fondly remembered by the entire MAVA community and will be greatly missed by us all.

The funeral will be a private event. Information will forthcoming on a memorial service for Luc.

An online memorial book has been set up here. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts to this celebration of Luc’s life and accomplishments. Condolences for the family may be sent to condolences@secretariatlh.ch, and we will transmit them all directly to the family.

Lynda Mansson


C’est avec une grande tristesse que la Fondation MAVA vous fait part du décès du Dr. Luc Hoffmann le 21 juillet en Camargue (France). Il s’est endormi paisiblement dans cet endroit qui lui était si cher, à l’âge de 93 ans.

Luc Hoffmann a mené une vie riche et gratifiante qui a contribué, et continuera, à changer le monde. Naturaliste passionné ainsi que pionnier et scientifique visionnaire, Il a dédié sa vie à la conservation de la nature. Il fut à l’origine d’une multitude d’initiatives transformatrices pour le monde de la conservation et instrumental dans la création de nombreuses organisations, dont la Tour du Valat, le WWF, l’UICN, Wetlands International, la FIBA et le PRCM. Il créa la Fondation MAVA en 1994, traduisant son profond engagement pour la conservation de la biodiversité et en resta toujours sa source d’inspiration.

Nos pensées sont avec la famille de Luc, ses quatre enfants ainsi que leurs conjoints, ses huit petits-enfants et son arrière petit-enfant.

Luc était humble, courageux, généreux, persévérant et totalement dédié aux causes auxquelles il croyait. C’est avec une grande tendresse que toute la communauté MAVA se souviendra de Luc, il nous manquera beaucoup.

Les funérailles auront lieu dans l’intimité. Des informations sur une cérémonie commémorative seront communiquées dès que possible.

Un livre commémoratif peut être trouvé sur notre site internet via le lien suivant : Guest book

N’hésitez pas à partager vos souvenirs et pensées pour honorer la vie de Luc ainsi que ses accomplissements.

Les condoléances peuvent être envoyées à condolences@secretariatlh.ch et seront directement transmises à la famille.

Lynda Mansson