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Together, we create a new relationship with nature

At the heart of the Wyss Academy for Nature lies the desire to better combine the knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, biodiversity loss and unjust land use with urgent action. Established in 2020, our young organization is fully operational, with a team of 94 people working in Switzerland, Kenya, Madagascar, Peru and Laos to seek and test solutions to these interconnected problems.

What we do

Our mission is to transform scientific knowledge into action. We co-design and implement concrete projects in a number of countries in South America, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central Europe. This global structure facilitates the replication of successes and learning.

Our projects are showcased on the interactive map below. Navigate to explore them and gain insights into the local challenges we aim to address, in collaboration with local communities and key partners.

What moves us?

The coming years are crucial to reversing climate change, biodiversity loss and the degradation of natural resources. As impacts are being felt worldwide, it becomes even more important to address inequality and climate injustice. The Wyss Academy for Nature understands current global challenges as systemic. As such, they require action, the spread of ideas and reciprocal learning at local, regional and global levels.

 

Our areas of action increase and align human wellbeing with biodiversity protection, sustainable land use and climate-friendly societies. Our fundamental world view sees human wellbeing as dependent on nature and intact ecosystems. To support this case, we conduct research and co-design solutions involving all stakeholders. Together, we test concrete solutions and develop scalable projects worldwide.

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Annual Report 2023
Can we still do it? 

How can gold miners be encouraged to use alternatives to toxic mercury, in the Peruvian Amazon? How can we improve water resources and biodiversity at the same time, in semi-arid areas such as those found in northern Kenya? These are some of the many questions we tried to answer during the past year. Read more in our 2023 Annual Report. 📝🌳  

Learn more about our interconnected teams

Research
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Policy Outreach & Synthesis Center

Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation

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Funders

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