Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation has contributed to nature conservation projects in more than 50 countries and on all continents. To ensure the realization of the projects and the building up of knowledge the Foundation has entered into cooperation with international organisations such as Birdlife, WWF and IUCN, which have a global overview and strong local roots in the countries in which the projects are being implemented.
In Greenland the Foundation has been widely involved for more than 20 years. The building up of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk and the research station Zackenberg in North East Greenland – today both owned by the Greenland government – has been the Foundation’s largest arctic investment. In addition to that several research and conservation projects have been supported.
Since 2004 the Foundation has supported more than 30 projects through donations to BirdLife International Partnership and contributed to many other important protection efforts. The activities save endangered animal species from extinction and conserve vulnerable natural areas. By lobbying decision makers in several countries the Foundation has contributed to maintaining important eco systems that are vital to the local population and improve their quality of life.
The Foundation has also created the basis for choosing Denmark as the domicile of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). This facility is located at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. GBIF aims to provide an essential global informatics infrastructure for biodiversity research and applications worldwide and gathers data from natural history museums, libraries and databases all over the world on more than 1 million species on earth.