founding organisations

Founding Organisations

IUCN is one of the world’s leaders in developing knowledge on conservation as well as yielding insight into effective actions required to that end. IUCN brings together states, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations, and about ten thousand scientists and experts from 181 countries into a single global partnership that provides a neutral forum for dialogue on environmental and sustainable development issues. The mission of IUCN is to influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

www.iucn.org

As an international non-governmental organisation working to protect nature and the environment, WWF is strongly involved in sustainable development. It boasts a membership of more than 4.7 million people throughout the world. The organisation has an operational network in 96 countries that covers 12,000 programmes for nature conservation.

Its mission is to stop and throw into reverse the degradation process of our planet.
www.panda.org

FIBA is a foundation under Swiss law which was created in 1986 at the initiative of Dr Luc Hoffman and several international organisations concerned with research on and the conservation of nature.For twenty years, FIBA has been supporting the Banc d’Arguin National Park (PNBA), which provides today a model of management in the ecoregion. With the experience garnered through PNBA, FIBA has extended its area of intervention to the West African coastline. In addition to hosting and supporting the Regional Network of West Africa Marine Protected Areas (RAMPAO), FIBA contributes to the strengthening of Marine Protected Areas across the sub-region.

Its mission is to support the conservation, valorisation and promotion of the Banc d’Arguin National Park and other critical West African coastal ecosystems for a harmonious and sustainable development.

www.lafiba.org

Wetlands International is a leading world organisation for the conservation of wetlands. Its key objectives are to maintain, rehabilitate and preserve wetlands throughout the world. Wetlands International is run by a Board of member countries, international organisations and wetland specialists, and has 16 offices around the world.

Wetlands International envisions a world where humid zones are looked after because of their beauty, the forms of live they harbour and the resources they provide.

africa.wetlands.org

CSRP is an intergovernmental organisation tasked with the co-ordination and harmonisation of fishery policies of its seven member countries in the West African sub-region. Its Strategic Plan of Action provides for development partners a coherent intervention framework for the design and implementation of development projects and programmes in the fishery sector.

www.spcsrp.org