2021 Achievements

Building the wildlife economy across Africa – Support to establishing the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) at Stellenbosch University

Fair Carbon – Providing technical and managerial inputs into building a new platform to facilitate fair carbon markets, particularly for marine and coastal areas

Training conservation leaders in Africa -Designed and directed new undergraduate and graduate learning journeys for the African Leadership University (ALU)

Diversifying Kenya’s wildlife economy  – In collaboration with ALU and UNEP, supported the the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on revising the country’s wildlife policies to more closely align conservation with development

Blue economy opportunities for coasta

Over the years, Earthmind has worked a variety of initiatives; here are some of the highlights:

Encouraging voluntary area-based conservation – Contributing to the initiatives of the CBD Secretariat and UNEP WCMC to recognise voluntary commitments to area-based conservation

Addressing ocean risk – Support to IUCN on consultative workshops in Kenya, Mozambique, and the UK plus a technical guidance note

Investing in nature – Study for the European Commission on private sector financing for biodiversity in developing countries and IUCN working paper on conservation finance

Blue economy opportunities for coastal communities – Developed a training programme for TNC on sustainable coastal livelihoods and prepared a biodiversity financing strategy for the Maldives

Biodiversity-positive gas shipping – Support to Black Seat Oil & Gas, Turk Stream, NordStream2, South Stream, and Yemen LNG on compliance with IFC PS 6

Biodiversity-positive mining – Support to Vale Mozambique, GAC, and Horizonte Minerals on compliance with IFC PS 6

Building the wildlife economy across Africa – Support to establishing the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) at Stellenbosch University

Fair Carbon – Providing technical and managerial inputs into building a new platform to facilitate fair carbon markets, particularly for marine and coastal areas

Training conservation leaders in Africa -Designed and directed new undergraduate and graduate learning journeys for conservation leaders at the African Leadership University

l communities – Developed a training programme for The Nature Conservancy on sustainable coastal livelihoods

New research on a sustainable wild meat sector -Working with AWEI and WildCRU at the University of Oxford to identify and address barriers to supplying wild meat sustainably

Recognising voluntary area-based conservation – Contributing to the initiatives of the CBD Secretariat and UNEP WCMC to recognise voluntary commitments to area-based conservation