Conservation Collective January Newsletter

In our first newsletter of 2023 and as we come into our 5th year of operations, we reflect on the progress of our network and look towards an exciting year ahead! 

Our network has grown from 5 to 20 local foundation members in five years, with our latest member the Dalmatian Islands Environment Foundation (Croatia) launching soon! We’re beyond grateful to our own ‘critical ecosystem’ of funders, movers & shakers and key local champions.

Looking back to 2022, I feel incredibly proud of everything we have achieved as a network. Our local foundations are making great progress towards long-term environmental impacts in their nature-recovery efforts, and our collaborative approach is paying off; from a fishermen-led Marine Protected Area being developed in Greece, to a Balearic-wide alliance to tackle illegal fishing, and a leading regional sea turtle project being replicated across the Caribbean.

In 2023, we will continue to channel funds to boost the most effective, local, grassroots environmental initiatives, and expand our global network. Please help by sharing this newsletter with friends and family with connections to any of our locations.

Jade Brudenell, Executive Director

This newsletter includes:


  • A campaign with Lanka Environment Fund and other Sri Lankan environmental organisations against an aqualculture development inside the Vidattaltivu Nature Reserve, where the country’s last contiguous mangrove forest exists.
  • The official launch of the Sicily Environment Fund
  • The presentation of our latest partner, The Thinking Traveller, supporting the Ionian Environment Foundation, the Cyclades Preservation Fund, and the Sicily Environment Fund
  • An explanation of the Chicken Tractor Compost System – an innovative and nature-based farming practice!


Read the full document here

Presentation of the Sicily Environment Fund in January 2023