COVID19 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 COVID19 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 through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative, 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 and keeps conservation heroes in their jobs.

Completed Campaigns

Support this campaign and guarantee the legacy of Galapagos through employment reactivation and training opportunities. #ActivateGalapagos

Save the Galapagos Island and Empower its People
25 Nov 2020

Galapagos, the planet's living laboratory, is home to 9,000 unique species and 35,000 humans. COVID19 caused a complete cessation of tourism putting livelihoods and nature at risk. Throughout the crowdfunding campaign, carried out between November2020 and August2021, 208 local stakeholder has been supported, through activities related to “cash for work” for beach cleaning and “cash for training”  for training on digital tools for small business.

Support COVID 19 impacted communities to sustain their lives and ecosystem in Koh Tao. Together, we are all committed to action.#KohTaoBetterTogether

Koh Tao, Better Together
30 Oct 2020

“Koh Tao, Better Together” crowdfunding campaign was carried out between October 2020 and January 2021, to support COVID19  impacted communities to sustain their lives and ecosystem  in Koh Tao. With the funds generated throughout the campaign, 200 registered tourist boat drivers were selected to collect marine debris floating in the ocean and clean the beaches under a ‘cash for work’ modality.

Help the frontliners and save the tamaraws!

Together for Tamaraws
15 Jul 2020

“Together for Tamaraws” crowdfunding campaign was carried out between carried out July-December 2020 to secure the allowances and food packages for the Mangyan rangers and wardens who are protecting the tamaraws and its home. With the funds generated throughout the campaign, field allowances for the 33 furloughed frontliners for six months and patrol assistance in the form of food packs for the regular patrolling of all 59 tamaraw frontliners were provided.