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Year-end message from
Lynda Mansson, MAVA Director General

Dear MAVA friends,
As the end of the year approaches, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your continued engagement and energy this year. 2020 has been marked by uncertainties and I wish to assure you of our continued support and flexibility in these difficult times.
In the video below, I touch on five highlights for MAVA in 2020: the completion of the mid-term evaluation process of our action plans, investment in leadership, our special calls for proposals, a new online fundraising course, and reaching the symbolic milestone of CHF 1 billion in grant-making since MAVA was established.
I hope you will enjoy the short video and wish you happy holidays as well as a New Year filled with health, serenity and strength.
Lynda Mansson
Director General


Icons & Insights
The Camargue, the Bijagós, Doñana, Prespa and Banc d’Arguin are unique places which are our heritage as a Foundation. We are excited to share five insights gained  from working in these iconic sites for over a quarter century.
What do our partners think about OD support?
An independant perception study shows that MAVA's OD support appears to be a relevant and often essential tool for building partners' capacities and resilience.

Stepping up concerted action to protect the Mediterranean monk seal
MAVA and four other foundations have joined forces through the Monk Seal Alliance to help advance concrete and collaborative conservation action.
Sustainable artisanal fisheries in Senegal: a successful example
A concrete sustainable economy project in the Saloum Islands shows that it is possible to reconcile biodiversity conservation and socio-economic interests.

New 'nature performance bond'
A new financial instrument to tackle a growing sovereign debt crisis in developing nations while protecting sensitive ecosystems and biodiversity.

> Discover how the MedPAN network is working to reduce or eliminate human impacts causing direct marine turtle mortality in the Mediterranean.
> Seagrass is vital for the food security and economies in West Africa. Learn what the ResilienSEA project is doing to help conserve seagrass better.
> The Parc naturel du Jorat is a concrete example of biodiversity conservation engagement in Switzerland. Watch to learn more!

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