Since the foundation was created, we have had the privilege of working with many world class conservationists and organisations. We have taken part in a huge diversity of projects with many dozens of different partners, all of them ultimately geared in some way towards conservation and protecting biodiversity. The projects carried out have ranged from multi-million dollar, multi-year interventions to others requiring just tens of thousands of dollars in a single year to complete.
Since 1994 we have supported more than 750 project submitted by over 300 different implementing partners. Our three focal geographical regions – Switzerland, the Mediterranean basin and West Africa – and more recently our Sustainable Economy programme, received the bulk of our support. In addition, 15-20% of our overall annual budget went to a number of ambitious initiatives that reach beyond our focal regions, tackling global threats or addressing framework conditions for conservation or global policy.