CBF Status: Participating Country; Fund nominated; Pre-financing Agreement signed in April 2017
The St. Christopher and Nevis Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit public-interest operating and funding foundation (hereinafter, the “Foundation”) established pursuant to the Foundations Act, Cap. 21.19 of the 2009 Revised Laws of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis.
The Foundation is intended to provide long term and reliable funding to support the management of the country’s marine and terrestrial resources, with special emphasis on marine ecosystems. The Foundation will be supported in part by the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), which will provide annual funding to the Foundation from investment returns.
Ultimately, it is intended that the Foundation will receive funding from additional funding sources.
The Foundation will operate as a financing institution and award grants to government agencies, NGOs and other qualifying entities for priority marine resource management projects in St. Kitts and Nevis, including projects to support sustainable fisheries, sustainable tourism, livelihoods, and various other sustainable initiatives.