CommonGround
 

Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

 

CommonGround

COmON Foundation is one of the funders of the CommonGround Project which has been initiated by Stichting Wij.land (partner of Commonland) in cooperation with Stichting BD Grondbeheer, Triodos Regenerative Money Center and Stichting Herenboeren. The goal of this project is to establish an investment fund to acquire agricultural land enabling the transition to a more equitable and sustainable agricultural and food system in The Netherlands. High land prices are a systematic driver to intensification of the agricultural system. The CommonGround project enables both farmers and food initiatives to get access to land for affordable lease prices. The investor is given a modest financial return and high natural and social returns. This will enable the transition to a food and agricultural system that is driven by nature, socially connected and economically sound.

Click here for more info (in Dutch only)

 

Commonland Spain is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In the semi-arid steppe Altiplano Estepario in Southern Spain, Commonland mobilizes local farmers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders and embarked on an ambitious large-scale dryland restoration initiative to halt desertification and erosion and bring back prosperity using Commonland’s 4 Returns framework. More information can be found here.

 

Red Cross

Red Cross Netherlands, apart from emergency relief and humanitarian aid, is increasingly focusing on identifying ways to decrease the negative impact of natural hazards on vulnerable communities and / or avoiding & preventing such impacts all together. With the financial support of the COmON Foundation, this is done by assisting communities to be prepared for natural hazards to increase their resilience. Red Cross Netherlands puts into practice, via its Princess Margriet Fund, its international partnerships with sister National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and other partnerships covering the humanitarian field. In Haiti the Red Cross together with Commonland are working on a project named Green Pearls to eventually restore nine severely degraded areas in Haiti, making the country resilient for future natural disasters.

Click here for more info

 

Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

 

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Galapagos Verde 2050

With funds of the COmON Foundation, the Galápagos Verde 2050 Project (GV2050) aims to actively contribute to the conservation of the natural capital of the archipelago and the well-being of its human population. This is achieved through two primary components of research: ecological restoration and sustainable agricultural practices, using water-saving technologies as the primary tools.

Download the PDF here

Please find here the latest publication about this amazing project

Inspiration House & Zero Emission Campus

The initial idea for Inspiration Complex, fully funded by COmON Foundation, was to create a multi-use space for conferences, talks, workshops, presentations and other CDF-events. The first floor contains two apartments to host donors and scientists. The location selected for the conference hall was El Comedor, the old dining hall adjacent to the marine science building, BIOMAR. It was also anticipated that a garden and an open-air laboratory would be created in the adjacent area as well as an internal and external renovation of the BIOMAR building.

Read more

Galápagos Sustainable Framework;

The Galápagos Government Council (GGC) was established in 2009 as the Planning and Regulatory body for the islands. Together with regulatory tools and cooperation with, amongst others, the Charles Darwin Foundation, they have succeeded to preserve the unique ecosystems and manage population growth & tourism activities. The Galápagos Special Law (2015) is currently under review by the Ecuadorian Legislative Assembly and the process to prepare the next Galápagos Master Plan starts in 2020.

This project uses COmON support for designing, developing and implementing a community-based process to update the Galápagos Special Law and the Galápagos Master Plan, both vital tools for the preservation of Galápagos ecosystems, values, and communities.

Movie; Hope for the Future

COmON Foundation financed the documentary drama called Hope For The Future. A cinema movie that highlights the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galápagos National Park in their 60th year of existence.

Watch the movie here
password: COmON@links2019

Click here for more info

Book Darwin & His Bears

COmON Foundation financed the publication of the book: Darwin and his Bears, a fascinating story told by scientist Dr Frank Sulloway.

Order the book here

 

The Nature Conservancy

COmON Foundation is a leading partner in the Reforestation Accelerator helping The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Resources Institute (WRI) accelerate progress towards a general 2030 goal to reforest 150 million hectares and harness the power of the forest economy to revitalize our planet. Over the last years, we have applied concrete and far-reaching reforestation solutions in India, Brazil and Europe while exploring targeted opportunities in China, Myanmar and the US.

Click here for more info

 

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund is pioneering an impactful solution that places farmers first in the fight against hunger and poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. We provide low-income farmers with an innovative market bundle. With COmON’s support in Rwanda and Kenya we are now trialling and scaling resilience interventions to improve farmers’ abilities to cope with weather volatility and other shocks. Focus areas include soil health practices, crop and income diversification (including agroforestry), and improved insurance offerings. While expanding our programming in this area, we are also developing rigorous tailored measurement strategies to better capture One Acre Fund’s holistic impact.

Click here for more info

 

PPF

Over a period of six years COmON has supported activities in and around Maputo Special Reserve, these days also known as the new Pearl of Mozambique, which enabled the operations of this unique park to thrive. In the surrounding buffer-zone much needed alternative livelihoods and the socio-economic benefits have been created as well.

Click here for more info

 

PPF

Strengthening KAZA’s largest protected area for long-term economic investment and sustainability. With COmON’s support, a professionalised park management structure will be designed in order to better manage Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga National Parks in South West Angola. A strategic business plan and park conservation management plan will be developed as a first step towards attracting large-scale donors and private sector investments to drive the development of both parks (inclusive of tourism) to a break-even point.

 

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Simalaha Community Conservancy

The COmON Foundation’s ongoing support of the Simalaha Community Conservancy (SCC) in Zambia, has ensured that numerous aspects of development continue to be pursued ensuring positive outcomes for the local communities of the Sisheke and Sekute chiefdoms and their natural surroundings. The COmON support has a direct positive effect on the whole of the Royal Establishment of Barotseland.

Click here for more info

 

Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

 

WWF Namibia

With the support of COmON Foundation, WWF Namibia is able to counter immediate threats (mainly logging) to the Zambezi State Forest, Caprivi Strip and its long-term ability to serve as a critical KAZA wildlife corridor.

Click here for more info

 

Commonland South Africa is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In 2014, Commonland formed a comprehensive partnership with Grounded and Living Lands to explore restoration opportunities and identify business opportunities around large-scale landscape regeneration in the Baviaanskloof and Langkloof region. The economic, social and ecological returns that the 4 Returns framework has brought to the area offer a restoration case study for others to follow. More information can be found here.

 

Southern African Wildlife College

With the one-time general support of the COmON Foundation, the Southern African Wildlife College can continue its operations, whilst the College works to grow its Endowment Fund and starts with a new curriculum based on Commonland’s 4 Returns.

Click here for more info on the college.

 

The Nature Conservancy

COmON Foundation is a leading partner in the Reforestation Accelerator helping The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Resources Institute (WRI) accelerate progress towards a general 2030 goal to reforest 150 million hectares and harness the power of the forest economy to revitalize our planet. Over the last years, we have applied concrete and far-reaching reforestation solutions in India, Brazil and Europe while exploring targeted opportunities in China, Myanmar and the US.

Click here for more info

 

Commonland Australia is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In early 2015, Commonland became a founding shareholder and partner of Wide Open Agriculture (WOA), Western Australia’s leading regenerative food company. Using the 4 Returns framework, WOA focuses on transforming degraded and depopulated farming landscapes by providing inspirational solutions designed to create new jobs and business opportunities; by enhancing biodiversity and building soil health; and by restoring waterways in the region. More information can be found here.

 

Global Mangrove Watch

Remote sensing data can play a major role in changing the fate of the world’s rapidly declining mangrove forests. Satellite images and maps are powerful tools to communicate mangrove threats and values, offering an opportunity to raise the profile of this important ecosystem in policies for climate and development and to provide critical information to help prioritize, plan and monitor conservation action. With support from COmON Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International are working with Aberystwyth University, NASA, JAXA and other partners to test a beta version of the Global Mangrove Watch platform, populating it with standard mangrove distribution and monitoring information, carbon values and other data.

More information on Global Mangrove Watch can be found here

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Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

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Charles Darwin Foundation

Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

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Peace Parks Foundation

Key Grantees that have our interest

We are currently involved in three Key Granteeships aimed at initiating complex processes on a gigantic scale. These three partnerships are Commonland, Charles Darwin Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation, have a look what they do!

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Galapagos Verde 2050

With funds of the COmON Foundation, the Galápagos Verde 2050 Project (GV2050) aims to actively contribute to the conservation of the natural capital of the archipelago and the well-being of its human population. This is achieved through two primary components of research: ecological restoration and sustainable agricultural practices, using water-saving technologies as the primary tools.

Download the PDF here

Please find here the latest publication about this amazing project

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Inspiration House & Zero Emission Campus

The initial idea for Inspiration Complex, fully funded by COmON Foundation, was to create a multi-use space for conferences, talks, workshops, presentations and other CDF-events. The first floor contains two apartments to host donors and scientists. The location selected for the conference hall was El Comedor, the old dining hall adjacent to the marine science building, BIOMAR. It was also anticipated that a garden and an open-air laboratory would be created in the adjacent area as well as an internal and external renovation of the BIOMAR building.

Read more

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Galápagos Sustainable Framework;

The Galápagos Government Council (GGC) was established in 2009 as the Planning and Regulatory body for the islands. Together with regulatory tools and cooperation with, amongst others, the Charles Darwin Foundation, they have succeeded to preserve the unique ecosystems and manage population growth & tourism activities. The Galápagos Special Law (2015) is currently under review by the Ecuadorian Legislative Assembly and the process to prepare the next Galápagos Master Plan starts in 2020.

This project uses COmON support for designing, developing and implementing a community-based process to update the Galápagos Special Law and the Galápagos Master Plan, both vital tools for the preservation of Galápagos ecosystems, values, and communities.

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Movie; Hope for the Future

COmON Foundation financed the documentary drama called Hope For The Future. A cinema movie that highlights the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galápagos National Park in their 60th year of existence.

Watch the movie here
password: COmON@links2019

Click here for more info

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The Nature Conservancy

COmON Foundation is a leading partner in the Reforestation Accelerator helping The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Resources Institute (WRI) accelerate progress towards a general 2030 goal to reforest 150 million hectares and harness the power of the forest economy to revitalize our planet. Over the last years, we have applied concrete and far-reaching reforestation solutions in India, Brazil and Europe while exploring targeted opportunities in China, Myanmar and the US.

Click here for more info

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Red Cross

Red Cross Netherlands, apart from emergency relief and humanitarian aid, is increasingly focusing on identifying ways to decrease the negative impact of natural hazards on vulnerable communities and / or avoiding & preventing such impacts all together. With the financial support of the COmON Foundation, this is done by assisting communities to be prepared for natural hazards to increase their resilience. Red Cross Netherlands puts into practice, via its Princess Margriet Fund, its international partnerships with sister National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and other partnerships covering the humanitarian field. In Haiti the Red Cross together with Commonland are working on a project named Green Pearls to eventually restore nine severely degraded areas in Haiti, making the country resilient for future natural disasters.

Click here for more info

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Global Mangrove Watch

Remote sensing data can play a major role in changing the fate of the world’s rapidly declining mangrove forests. Satellite images and maps are powerful tools to communicate mangrove threats and values, offering an opportunity to raise the profile of this important ecosystem in policies for climate and development and to provide critical information to help prioritize, plan and monitor conservation action. With support from COmON Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International are working with Aberystwyth University, NASA, JAXA and other partners to test a beta version of the Global Mangrove Watch platform, populating it with standard mangrove distribution and monitoring information, carbon values and other data.

More information on Global Mangrove Watch can be found here

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PPF Angola

Strengthening KAZA’s largest protected area for long-term economic investment and sustainability. With COmON’s support, a professionalised park management structure will be designed in order to better manage Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga National Parks in South West Angola. A strategic business plan and park conservation management plan will be developed as a first step towards attracting large-scale donors and private sector investments to drive the development of both parks (inclusive of tourism) to a break-even point.

9
WWF Namibia

With the support of COmON Foundation, WWF Namibia is able to counter immediate threats (mainly logging) to the Zambezi State Forest, Caprivi Strip and its long-term ability to serve as a critical KAZA wildlife corridor.

Click here for more info

10
PPF Simalaha Community Conservancy

The COmON Foundation’s ongoing support of the Simalaha Community Conservancy (SCC) in Zambia, has ensured that numerous aspects of development continue to be pursued ensuring positive outcomes for the local communities of the Sisheke and Sekute chiefdoms and their natural surroundings. The COmON support has a direct positive effect on the whole of the Royal Establishment of Barotseland.

Click here for more info

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PPF Mozambique

Over a period of six years COmON has supported activities in and around Maputo Special Reserve, these days also known as the new Pearl of Mozambique, which enabled the operations of this unique park to thrive. In the surrounding buffer-zone much needed alternative livelihoods and the socio-economic benefits have been created as well.

Click here for more info

12
Southern African Wildlife College

With the one-time general support of the COmON Foundation, the Southern African Wildlife College can continue its operations, whilst the College works to grow its Endowment Fund and starts with a new curriculum based on Commonland’s 4 Returns.

Click here for more info on the college.

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CommonGround

COmON Foundation is one of the funders of the CommonGround Project which has been initiated by Stichting Wij.land (partner of Commonland) in cooperation with Stichting BD Grondbeheer, Triodos Regenerative Money Center and Stichting Herenboeren. The goal of this project is to establish an investment fund to acquire agricultural land enabling the transition to a more equitable and sustainable agricultural and food system in The Netherlands. High land prices are a systematic driver to intensification of the agricultural system. The CommonGround project enables both farmers and food initiatives to get access to land for affordable lease prices. The investor is given a modest financial return and high natural and social returns. This will enable the transition to a food and agricultural system that is driven by nature, socially connected and economically sound.

Click here for more info (in Dutch only)

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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund is pioneering an impactful solution that places farmers first in the fight against hunger and poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. We provide low-income farmers with an innovative market bundle. With COmON’s support in Rwanda and Kenya we are now trialling and scaling resilience interventions to improve farmers’ abilities to cope with weather volatility and other shocks. Focus areas include soil health practices, crop and income diversification (including agroforestry), and improved insurance offerings. While expanding our programming in this area, we are also developing rigorous tailored measurement strategies to better capture One Acre Fund’s holistic impact.

Click here for more info

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Commonland Spain

Commonland is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In the semi-arid steppe Altiplano Estepario in Southern Spain, Commonland mobilizes local farmers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders and embarked on an ambitious large-scale dryland restoration initiative to halt desertification and erosion and bring back prosperity using Commonland’s 4 Returns framework. More information can be found here.

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Commonland South Africa

Commonland is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In 2014, Commonland formed a comprehensive partnership with Grounded and Living Lands to explore restoration opportunities and identify business opportunities around large-scale landscape regeneration in the Baviaanskloof and Langkloof region. The economic, social and ecological returns that the 4 Returns framework has brought to the area offer a restoration case study for others to follow. More information can be found here.

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Commonland Australia

Commonland is one of our Key Grantees.

have a look what Commonland is doing!

In early 2015, Commonland became a founding shareholder and partner of Wide Open Agriculture (WOA), Western Australia’s leading regenerative food company. Using the 4 Returns framework, WOA focuses on transforming degraded and depopulated farming landscapes by providing inspirational solutions designed to create new jobs and business opportunities; by enhancing biodiversity and building soil health; and by restoring waterways in the region. More information can be found here.