About Us

We engage with public, private, and non-profit organisations to conserve nature.
For us, as set out in the IUCN World Conservation Strategy:

Conservation is the management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.
Thus conservation is positive, embracing preservation, maintenance, sustainable utilisation, restoration, and enhancement of the natural environment.

Our History

Earthmind started in 2006 as a Swiss-based not-for-profit professional association. From 2010-2019, we also operated as a consultancy based in France, and from 2019 as a consultancy based in the UK. We have worked on projects with a wide range of organisations including the following:

African Leadership University
Convention on Biological Diversity
Danone
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
E.ON
European Commission
International Labour Organisation
International Trade Centre
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Shell
South Stream Transport
The Nature Conservancy
Nord Stream 2
Total
UN Conference on Trade and Development
UN Development Programme
UN Environment Programme
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
WWF
World Bank
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Yemen LNG

Our Vision

We are aligned with the vision of the UN’ s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

A world in which consumption and production patterns and use of all natural resources– from air to land, from rivers, lakes and aquifers to oceans and seas – are sustainable… One in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other living species are protected.

In this regard, our work supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through a focus on the conservation of nature set out in Goals 14 and 15:

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15:Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

As made clear many years earlier in the IUCN World Conservation Strategy, conservation - i.e. caring for our planet - is a process that cuts across all our goals for sustainable development:

Conservation is a process—to be applied cross-sectorally—not an activity sector in its own right.

In the case of sectors (such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and wildlife) directly responsible for the management of living resources, conservation is that aspect of management which ensures that utilization is sustainable and which safeguards the ecological processes and genetic diversity essential for the maintenance of the resources concerned.

In the case of other sectors (such as health, energy, industry), conservation is that aspect of management which ensures that the fullest sustainable advantage is derived from the living resource base and that activities are so located and conducted that the resource base is maintained.

Updates

2021 Achievements

Building the wildlife economy across Africa - Support to establishing the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) at Stellenbosch University Fair Carbon - Providing technical and managerial inputs into building a new platform …

2016-2020 Achievements

2020 Voluntary Conservation Area Platform campaign to build support for voluntary area-based conservation IUCN workshops on Western Indian Ocean ocean risk and blue carbon workshops - Maputo and Mombasa Audit of …

2012-2015 Achievements

2015 Audit of Guinea Alumina Corporation bauxite mining and transport project compliance with IFC PS6, member of the LESC team Audit of the Vale Nacala Corridor coal transport project compliance with IFC …