Letter to our stakeholders
2021 was a challenging and eventful year for this young organization – and much remains to be done. A letter from our Director and from the President of our Board.
Already on our way
In 2021 the main challenges of our ramp-up phase were overcome. A specialized and motivated team is now in place, and promising pilot projects have been launched.
Our why and how
We envision a just and sustainable world in which nature conservation and human wellbeing are mutually beneficial.
South America Hub
As true alternatives to exploitative resource use, we co-develop competitive land use models which contribute to both people’s livelihoods and forest protection
Promoting high-value forest products with multiple benefits for nature and people
East Africa Hub
Innovations for co-existence between migratory wildlife, healthy wetlands and local communities in Kenya
Southeast Asia Hub
Countering illegal resource extraction through local stewardships, and maintaining multifunctional landscapes to benefit agriculture, development, biodiversity, and society
Promoting sustainable human activities and people-nature interactions in protected areas, enabling a systemic transition to sustainable energy in urban and rural areas including carbon-neutral tourism, and taking steps towards a more sustainable food system
Topic of the year
The Wyss Academy for Nature has issued a Declaration on Food Systems as official feedback to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit
Our annual accounts show how our valuable funding transforms into investments for nature and people.
The results and outputs of our projects are aligned with indicators, which will allow us to measure success continuously, learn from our experiences and correct course if required.