About The Wallacea Trust

The Wallacea Trust aims to address the decline of environmental biodiversity found across the world’s poorest countries. We do this in partnership with local communities – developing sustainable economic incentives, small business ventures and providing support.

We bring together academics, conservationists and local stakeholders to manage marine and terrestrial projects at vulnerable sites across the globe.

To target our research, education and wardenship on the ground, we work alongside Operation Wallacea, an expedition and research organisation that undertakes large scale biodiversity monitoring and conservation research.

Our scholarship programme gives funding to disadvantaged students from UK and the USA to give them the opportunity to participate in biodiversity projects in developing countries.

 

Our Mission

Our Mission

Putting local enterprise at the centre of conservation

Our History

Our History

The Wallacea Trust was created in 2000 to fund conservation management projects at our sites in 14 countries

Our Approach

Our Approach

Research data is at the heart of what we do.  Thanks to rigorous biodiversity monitoring we are able to benchmark the difference we make.

The Alfred Wallace Awards

The Alfred Wallace Awards

Students awarded an Alfred Wallace grant are able to use the money towards participation on a scientific research project in the Wallacea region of Indonesia.

"The Wallacea Trust is unique in that it links enterprise development with biodiversity directly within local communities"

Prof Aubrey Manning, Trustee

Whilst funding for nature conservation projects often includes provision of alternative livelihoods, Wallacea Trust projects explicitly link these alternatives to the enhanced protection of the wildlife and habitats.  Once individuals or communities have a financial benefit in protecting their wildlife then the effects can be spectacular.

Find out more about our projects here

 

 

 

Past and Present Partners and Donors