The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity, BIOFUND was created in 2011 according to the world best practice principles for CTF’s (Conservation Trust Funds), dedicated to long-term sustainability of conservation finance. BIOFUND is a non-profit, private entity, legally registered in Mozambique as an independent trust. BIOFUND was created through a long-term joint effort of various sectors, including the Mozambican government and conservation community as well as academia, civil society, and international partners. BIOFUND receives and manages contributions from the state, national and foreign private entities, bilateral and multilateral donors and other partners. An additional objective is the integration of conservation and conservation principles into national development planning, national institutions, and the hearts of individual citizens.