In a world where the link between people and nature has become indisputable, sharing people’s stories and supporting empowerment and on-the-ground actions that work towards strengthening this connection is crucial.
At the heart of the MAVA foundation is a strong story embodied by a single man driven by passion, Dr Luc Hoffmann. Established in 1994 to support the conservation of iconic sites such as the Camargue (France) and Doñana (Spain), and later developed by Luc’s son André Hoffmann (now MAVA’s President) who has been instilling his vision into the foundation for the last 15 years, MAVA has since grown into a professional, family-led, philanthropic foundation, becoming a key funder of global conservation.
MAVA's mission is to conserve biodiversity for the benefit of people and nature by financing, mobilising and strengthening its partners and the conservation community. The foundation seeks to catalyse change through empowering people and communities, shaping the conservation agenda and collaborating with fellow donors.
The foundation will soon be closing its doors, yet the story doesn’t end here. Securing a lasting impact of the funded projects, and enabling key partners to continue their work once MAVA has phased out of its funding in 2022, is a philosophy that shapes the foundation’s whole approach
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Delve deeper into the work of MAVA's partners: BirdLife International, Low Impact Fisheries of Europe, Gotusa Environmental And Humanitarian Organisation, Circular Economy Switzerland.
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Gland, Switzerland; Dakar, Senegal
Dr Luc Hoffmann
Worldwide, with a focus on Coastal West Africa, the Mediterranean Basin and bordering countries, and Switzerland.