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MAVA was born of the passion and vision of our founder, Luc Hoffmann, an extraordinary naturalist who believed fiercely in the protection of the planet’s wild splendour.

MAVA supports conservation that benefits people and nature. It has four formal Programmes in the Mediterranean, Coastal West Africa, Switzerland and Sustainable Economy – as well as a small number of Global Projects. It’s approach is to secure a lasting impact of the projects it funds within each programme, and to enable their key partners to continue their work once MAVA has phased out of its funding. MAVA accompanies them on their conservation journey, helping them develop the skills they need and strengthening their ability to deliver.


André Hoffmann

André Hoffmann is the President of MAVA Foundation.

Lynda Mansson

Lynda Mansson is the Director General of the MAVA Foundation.