Topic: International

Programs

Campaign for Nature

This initiative is focused on implementing the global goal of protecting and  conserving at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030, enhancing international finance for biodiversity conservation, and advancing the rights and conservation approaches of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Campaign for Nature staff work closely with leaders around the world to ensure that conservation targets established under the Convention on Biological Diversity are met. The “30×30” conservation target is based in science and is designed as a rights-based approach to conservation to help reduce mass species extinctions and the devasting impacts of climate change as well…

Programs

Sustainable Fisheries Fund

Since 2002, the Sustainable Fisheries Fund (SFF) has provided match funding for small-scale fisheries to build technical capacity and advance sustainability through certifications such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, Fair Trade, and registered Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). SFF grantmaking has supported MSC certification for more than 55 fisheries, Fair Trade-certification for three fisheries, and documented progress in environmental performance and social responsibility for dozens of FIPs. In 2022, toward the goal of centering human rights and social responsibility in seafood sustainability, RLF and its partners focused SFF grantmaking on support to FIPs worldwide to implement the FisheryProgress Human…

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Northwest Mexico Land Conservation

Since 2008, under this program RLF implements a coordinated, adaptive framework to concentrate conservation investments in coastal priority areas on the Baja California Peninsula and the west coast of mainland Mexico, systematically preserve the landscape integrity of the region, and prevent further fragmentation of coastal and marine habitats. RLF undertakes a multi-faceted approach to its work in Northwest Mexico, including land protection, capacity building, and policy. RLF also coordinates with other grant makers and grantee networks to create synergies that multiply the impact of individual projects.