Fundraising for Marine Biodiversity & Aquatic Ecosystems

This report has been prepared by IUCN, partner of the consortium implementing the project, European Capitals of Biodiversity, which is supported by the European Commission’s Life+ programme. In producing this document, IUCN has relied upon information provided by third parties. Neither the European Commission, DUH, IUCN, or their respective directors, employees and affiliated organisations give any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the contents of this document, nor accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from reliance on it.

There are many measures of biodiversity; species richness (the number of species in a given area) represents a single but important metric that is valuable as the common currency of the diversity of life—but it must be integrated with other metrics to fully capture biodiversity.


European Commission


28 Aug 2020


Volunteering, Environment

Sources of Funding

In the framework of the LIFE+ supported project, European Capitals of Biodiversity, this background document has been prepared by IUCN to support a series of capacity building workshops for municipal staff in France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain. The successful management of biodiversity often requires external funding sources in addition to local resources. This module outlines some potential funding mechanisms for biodiversity-related projects at the sub-national level.

People give money to an institution they know, trust and feel comfortable with. There is often a subjective aspect to funding relationships. In allocating funds, donors exercise varying degrees of personal choice.

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