GoldenPeaks Capital Conservation has the steadfast mission to protect and restore the world’s diverse ecosystems, fostering a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature and ultimately safeguarding our planet’s natural heritage.
“Climate change is about how we live, but biodiversity is about if we live. With this firmly in mind, our Conservation initiative has the steadfast mission to safeguard our planet’s natural biodiverse heritage and to rehabilitate damaged landscapes.”
Adriano AgostiFounder and Patron
Areas of focus
Land conservation and restoration is vital for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity,
The vast expanse of the world’s oceans, which cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface, hold immeasurable ecological, economic, and cultural significance.
Estimates suggest that there may be around 8 to 15 million species on Earth, while only over 1 million have been formally described and catalogued.
A few of our projects
protecting and preserving the world's oceans and marine life
Sea Shepherd Global
Sea Shepherd Global are known for their direct-action approach to conservation, which involves actively engaging with illegal activities such as poaching, overfishing, and habitat destruction. Sea Shepherd uses a fleet of ships and volunteers from around the world to patrol and intervene in areas where marine life is threatened. Their efforts include removing illegal fishing gear, documenting violations, and raising awareness about the importance of ocean conservation. Sea Shepherd Global's mission is to safeguard marine ecosystems and promote sustainable practices to ensure a healthier and more balanced ocean environment for future generations. GoldenPeaks Capital is a donor of this initiative
The Golden Peaks Conservation supports the national park in the Swiss canton Graubünden.
The Swiss National Park in Engadine represents a magnificent accomplishment in line with the Rewilding Europe initiative. Already in the 1970th, the region was put under special protection. Today, the region flourishes and prospers. The National Park is well known today for its extraordinary variety of alpine animals, such as chamois, deer and marmots. A host of alpine plants provide a colorful sight as visitors make their way through the park. There is a wide choice of paths, with differing degrees of difficulty.
This pioneering achievement is especially at heart with our founder and president, Adriano Agosti. Through his Swiss roots, he is deeply connected to that area and appreciates the beauty of it entirely.
Inspired by that, our foundation logo represents that progress, unifies natural beauty, preservation, conservation and it symbolizes that it is worth fighting for.
Supporting wildlife comeback in the Swiss National Park
LAND & WILDLIFE
Rewilding Europe pursues the vision that wild nature is valued and treated as an essential element of a prosperous and healthy society, with far more space provided for wildlife and natural processes.
Supporting wildlife comeback is one of the organization’s core objectives. In addition to creating the right conditions for wildlife comeback to happen naturally, Rewilding Europe takes active measures such as reintroductions of keystone species and population reinforcements. Golden Peaks Conservation is donor or the Rewilding Europe initiative.
Educating about the wilderness and certifying for protection
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY
LAND & WILDLIFE
European Wilderness Society plays a crucial role in the protection of wilderness areas, promoting sustainable management practices, conducting research, and raising awareness about the importance of wilderness conservation in Europe. They advocate that many people are unfamiliar with the wilderness concept and see the occurrence of natural succession as messy and dirty, so education is a primary concern. They further established a wilderness certification: a standard that sets criteria for the certification of wilderness areas. This certification ensures that designated wilderness areas meet specific requirements and are managed in accordance with the principles of wilderness conservation.
Protecting the Swiss Upper Engadine Lake and landscape
PRO LEJ DA SEGL
LAND & WILDLIFE
Pro Lej da Segl is committed to the protection of the Upper Engadine lake landscape. The aim and purpose of the association is to preserve the beauty and uniqueness of the Upper Engadine lake area and to protect it from excessive emissions and use: both the lake and the adjacent shore zones.
This initiative is particularly close to the heart of GoldenPeaks Capital Founder and President, Adriano Agosti, who is deeply connected with this area.
With nearly 50 years global experience mobilizing international coalitions for the protection of wilderness, working in over 40 countries, Wild has substantial reach. Each year they draw on this to expand and strengthen to protect and defend our wild Earth.
Wild combines on-the-ground projects with subtle activism and policy interventions to achieve lasting protections for Earth’s wildlife and wild places.
Dedicated to preserving nature and promoting biodiversity
LAND & WILDLIFE
Pro Natura is a renowned organization founded in 1909 in Switzerland, dedicated to preserving nature and promoting biodiversity. Through scientific research, advocacy, and on-the-ground projects, Pro Natura works to safeguard endangered species, protect landscapes, and restore damaged environments. They actively involve local communities, raise awareness about conservation, and support sustainable development, including renewable energy solutions. As a leader in environmental conservation, Pro Natura serves as an inspiration for global efforts in protecting nature and achieving a more sustainable future.
To create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together
LAND, OCEAN, WILDLIFE
It is important to GoldenPeaks Capital Conservation Foundation to also support the WWF, one of the oldest and largest independent conservation organizations. Its mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. They are working on finding ways to help transform the future for the world’s wildlife, rivers, forests and seas; pushing for a reduction in carbon emissions that will avoid catastrophic climate change; and pressing for measures to help people live sustainably, within the means of our one planet.
Protection and expansion of nature-positive economies
LAND & OCEAN
Conservation International is a global organization founded in 1987. Since their establishment, Conservation International has protected more than 6 million square kilometers of land and sea across more than 70 countries. They have three priorities: stabilizing climate by protecting and restoring nature, doubling ocean protection and expanding nature-positive economies.
GoldenPeaks Capital Conservation supports their efforts to double ocean protection. This is achieved by generating and leveraging significant financial and human capital to support countries to scale-up ocean conservation; creating financial and policy incentives to protect and restore coastal ecosystem such as mangroves, and by disrupting damaging policies and practices in the seafood sector.
Developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic
The Ocean Cleanup Natura
Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Their aim is to put themselves out of business once the oceans are clean. They literally mop the floor.
Research shows the majority of plastic in the gyres (by mass) is made up of larger debris. By removing the plastic while most of it is still large, they prevent it from breaking down into dangerous microplastics. Their goal is to have removed 90% of floating ocean plastic by 2040. They want to achieve this by cleaning up the legacy plastic – the plastic already floating in the ocean – and by stopping the sources of plastic flowing into the ocean.
Securing permanent and effective protection for the oceans
Marine Conservation Institute is dedicated to securing permanent and effective protection for the oceans' most important areas. They are strong in ocean advocacy and writing and publishing scientific reports. A tool they developed for instance is the marine protection atlas, an interactive map to identify and track protected areas globally. Furthermore, they are giving out the so-called blue parks, an award that recognizes outstanding marine protected areas based on scientific standard for conservation effectiveness.
Focusing on advocacy, science and collaboration to protect the oceans
Oceana is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans. Founded in 2001, Oceana focuses on advocacy, science and collaboration to address pressing ocean issues and promote sustainable solutions. Their work spans over a wide range of areas, including marine conservation, policy reform, scientific research, and public engagement. Their key focus is biodiversity conservation, fisheries management, pollution and plastic waste reduction, climate change and ocean acidification.
GoldenPeaks Capital Conservation recognizes the important work of Oceana and is a donor.
Initiating a worldwide network of marine protected areas
Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by well-known oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. They implement communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Esri ArcGIS. They also embark on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection.
Where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness
GoldenPeaks Capital Conservation is a donor of Parley initiatives. They are a global environmental organization and network where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans, and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. Working across the creative communities, brands, governments and environmental groups, they take action to protect the ocean. The have three approaches: to Avoid plastics & emissions wherever possible; to Intercept plastic waste & pollutants; to Redesign material, methods & mindsets.