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ARC's Benefactors

HRH The Prince Philip addresses ARC's well-wishers at the Celebration of Creation

ARC’s success has been made possible by the generosity of our benefactors. We take this special opportunity to express our thanks to these key financial supporters. Over the years there have been many others, whom we also thank.

Major Partners and Benefactors

The Ashden Trust

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA

Coexist Foundation

The Ecological Management Foundation (EMF)

Hoares Bank's Golden Bottle Trust, UK

Government of Denmark

Government of Norway

MIC, London

MOA International and the MOA Foundation, Japan

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Pilkington Foundation

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund

The Rufford Foundation

Stuart Burgess, Trustee, Beeston Community House, Nottingham

USAID through Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, ABCG


WWF International


The World Bank


We would like to thank Hillary Goddard, Marsha Hollingsworth and Ranchor Prime for their donations of artworks, which have helped ARC in our work and our publicity.

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Some of the photographs on this site have been reproduced with kind permission of Victoria Finlay, Tjalling Halbertsma, William Holtby, Laura Jackson, Martin Palmer, Michael Shackleton, John Smith, Richard Stonehouse, Ven Hiek Sopheap. We are grateful for the role that the CIRCA photo library has played throughout the years.

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