The protection and conservation of valuable natural areas is one of the most important actions in nature and species conservation. However, due to continuously rising population numbers, more and more habitats and ecosystems around the world are having to give way to humans, making their protection a growing challenge, but at the same time an even more urgent task.
In particular, the remaining intact ecosystems require our attention. Thus, it is important to actively seek solutions in cooperation with local populations and stakeholders in order to preserve these habitats. Unfortunately, this is often hampered by a lack of alternatives on the labour market, as well as a lack of resources and lobby interests.
Land protection in emerging economies further raises the question of whether the relocation of local communities to other regions by “foreign western organisations” is morally justifiable. This point underlines the importance of cooperation, integration, and seeking alternatives with the local population.
The Caring for Conservation Fund focuses on the roots of the problems and thus tackling the causes. We are solution-oriented and cost-conscious. Therefore, we rely on close cooperation with local communities and jointly seek a meaningful and sustainable alternative to strengthen both conservation and local people. In addition, we work with a number of experienced NGOs that have been audited by us, who share this objective and whom we know personally.