Fondation Franklinia is a private foundation established in 2005 under Swiss law. It provides grants to support nature conservation projects. Its objective is to preserve threatened tree species throughout the world and improve their conservation status.
Since its creation, the foundation has been supporting primarily concrete on-the-ground conservation projects but also the establishment and maintenance of botanical collections, taxonomic studies, production of floras, compilation of lists of threatened species, reintroduction programmes as well as ex-situ conservation actions undertaken by botanical gardens.
Today, it supports primarily in situ conservation actions of globally threatened tree species around the world, species listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. To ensure that all tree species are assigned a threat category, the foundation also supports the global assessment of all 60’000+ tree species (Global Tree Assessment), an initiative led by Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Global Tree Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.
The foundation is governed by a Board with the support of an Expert Committee who provides technical advice on projects. In 2018, a permanent Secretariat was established and based in Geneva; it implements the foundation’s strategy and manages daily operations.See more