Conserving biodiversity on private land
The Biophilia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation with a mission to advance biodiversity conservation on private lands by fostering systemic change through people, their communities, and direct action. We operate programs and award grants to conservation organizations to protect and restore wildlife habitat.
We work in four focal areas:
Private Land Conservation
Private land conservation can complement lands protected by governments and communities. We focus on initiatives in often-overlooked areas where protection makes the greatest difference.
The arid southwest has experienced extensive degradation of watersheds. The Biophilia Foundation focuses on low-tech, process-based stream restoration.
The Biophilia Foundation supports development of a regenerative economic sector, including laying the groundwork for carbon credit finance for dryland riparian restoration.
Opportunities are on the horizon for policies that support wilderness, rewilding, restoration, and nature-based solutions. The Biophilia Foundation funds several initiatives that advance innovative environmental policy.
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“Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the sources of human sensibility and acquire the knowledge on which an enduring ethic, a sense of preferred direction, can be built.”
– Edward O. Wilson
The Biophilia Foundation advances biodiversity conservation on private lands by fostering systemic change through people, their communities, and direct action.