Covid 19 is affecting our lives in many ways – not just human lives, but plants and animals, big and small, and the habitats they live in. The lockdowns and the massive government budget realignments to address Covid 19 challenges have impacted on livelihoods of people reliant on biodiversity, including those who risk their lives protecting it. As economies worldwide take time to rebound, UNDP BIOFIN, in partnership with the Alternative Finance Lab (AltFinLab) is contributing to short-term efforts to alleviate the acute lack of financial resources through the launch of crowdfunding campaigns in selected countries. Let’s protect the remaining biodiversity acting as a buffer against future pandemics. Let’s support communities who protect biodiversity. Support countries at the forefront of biodiversity action. Support this campaign that nurtures life. Support this campaign that provides food and keeps conservation heroes in their jobs.

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Help the frontliners and save the tamaraws!

Together for Tamaraws
15 Jul 2020

UNDP through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative in Philippines launched   #TogetherforTamaraws campaign to secure the allowances and food packages for the Mangyan rangers and wardens who are protecting the tamaraws and its home.

Coming soon

Footprints4ourFuture
November 2020

#Footprints4ourFuture will enhance ecosystem restoration of 400,000 Ha by creating green jobs for nurturing, planting and maintaining at least 200,000 trees through an initial crowdfunding call for action in Costa Rica.

Help us support a greener resilience and nature-based response, inherit future generations and our Planet with the most invaluable asset through #Footprints4ourFuture!

Empower the Enchanted Islands People and Save the Galapagos
October 2020

UNDP through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative in Ecuador will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the Galapagos Islands focused on “cash for work” and "cash for training" to support the livelihoods of guardians of this unique protected area. This initiative aims to provide an income for educational activities while there are no visitors to the Islands, at the same time enabling local people to create small business ideas to strengthen entrepreneurship capacities in the community in order to build a more sustainable development in the islands. The campaign expects to raise USD100,000 and will be launched in November.

Koh Tao, Better Together
October 2020

Koh Tao, Better Together is a crowdfunding campaign established by BIOFIN and UNDP Thailand to support 200 local boat drivers who have lost all means of livelihood due to COVID-19 and the stoppage of all tourism-related activities. Koh Tao, Better Together will provide cash for work employment opportunities for the small tour boat drivers to gather marine debris and maintain clean beaches. The campaign will help local people survive during the pandemic and prepare the island for the eventual re-opening to tourism.