Network Development

To enhance the implementation of the goals of the Foundation, FSD participates in diverse existing networks, and stimulates the establishment and coordination of new networks of persons and organisations integrating aspects of nature conservation, biodiversity and global change, ecosystem management and sustainable development.

FSD has established cooperative working relationships with many organisations around the globe to facilitate the effective development of practical tools for sustainable environmental planning, management and decision-making. A number of these collaborating institutions are listed below.

Key Partners:

Alterra The research institute for our green living environment ‘Your environment is our concern’
Earthcollective Positive ideas. Happening.  (Linking nature & human well-being)
Earth Economics Bringing Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Service Valuation into economic decision-making.
Environmental Systems Analysis Group Part of WUR, the Netherlands
FLORON Inventorising, monitoring and protecting wild flora in the Netherlands
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Part of the University of Vermont, USA
ICIS International Center for Integrative Studies
IUCN-CEM Commission on Ecosystem Management
University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa
SOVON Vogelonderzoek Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology (Bird research)
TAIB-Mallorca The Albufera International Biodiversity Group
VARA’s Vroege Vogels Dutch radio program on nature and environment
De Vlinderstichting Dutch Butterfly Conservation
Vogelbescherming Dutch Bird Protection Society
Wetlands International Wetlands for Water and Life

Collaboration with:

Environmental Economics & Natural Resources Group Part of WUR, the Netherlands
Forest Trends Building bridges for sustainable forestry
IUCN The World Conservation Union (incl. IUCN the Netherlands)
IUCN-WANI Water and Nature Initiative
IUCN-WCPA World Commission for Protected Areas
IVM Nederland For sustainable living in nature, environment and landscape
LEI Agricultural Economics Institute (WUR), The Netherlands
Plant Research International Wageningen University & Research Centre (WUR), The Netherlands
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Conservation and wise use of all wetlands throughpout the world
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)
Socio Spatial Analysis Chair Group Part of WUR, the Netherlands
Tropenbos International Facilitating the formulation and organisation of participatory, objective-oriented and multidisciplinary research and development programmes
Wageningen International Part of WUR, the Netherlands
WUR Wageningen University & Research Centre, the Netherlands

Extended Network:

CCLP Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People
De Kleine Aarde Inspiring people to move toward a sustainable lifestyle
Earthwatch Committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on earth
FEEM Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, a Global Network of Environmental Economists
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations for the Benefit of the Environment
IIED International Institute for Environment and Development
LNV Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality
Nomadic Journeys, Mongolia Ecotourism in Mongolia
RIZA Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment
SME Advies Providing information to support environmentally responsible living
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden
Stichting Kinderboerderijen Nederland Bringing children in contact with farms
Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Versailles, France
VOFF Vereniging Onderzoek Flora en Fauna – combining flora & fauna research
VON Federatie van volkstuin-organisatie Noord-Nederland
WUP Wuppertal Institute