A collaborative venture among four of the world’s leading conservation trust funds, the Nature Trust Alliance provides operational support services (financial management, administration, reporting, etc.) to its member funds so that they can focus on their core missions of employing innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms for nature conservation.
NTA was founded in 2016 by Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) and Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) who have since been joined by Blue Action Fund (Blue Action) and Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF). While cooperation between conservation trust funds had been discussed within the trust fund community for a number of years, the NTA shared services initiative was a first and remains, as far as we know, unique.
NTA is based in Frankfurt am Main and all of its member are foundations established under German law. The Federal Republic of Germany is a major funder to all four members, joined by different funding partners in each organization. In 2022 the member foundations together combine about € 500 million in capital for conservation (circa € 130 million for Blue Action, € 95 million for CNF, € 186 million for LLF and € 75 million for PONT).