• © Julian Bayliss

  • © Lars Witberg

  • © Domínio Público

  • © Xavier Desmier / MNHN / PNI

  • © Colleen Begg

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) is a private, not-for-profit Mozambican institution with public utility status, dedicated to mobilizing, applying, and managing financial resources exclusively for the benefit of biodiversity conservation in Mozambique.

With the creation of BIOFUND, the concept of an environmental fund (Conservation Trust Fund) is introduced in Mozambique: a global network of institutions governed by the parameters and principles defined by the CFA (Conservation Finance Alliance).


To support the conservation of terrestrial, coastal, aquatic, and marine biodiversity,

the sustainable use of natural resources, and the consolidation of the national conservation area system.


To be a benchmark financing entity for biodiversity conservation in Mozambique,

promoting its valorization and sustainable use.


Transparency, and

Mozambique is a country rich in natural resources, having 14 important ecological regions, some of which are considered of global importance. The National Network of Conservation Areas, managed by ANAC, encompasses approximately 26% of the national territory, and includes 27 national parks and reserves, 21 official hunting areas, and a variety of other conservation area categories.