Cartier for Nature is a philanthropic initiative created by the Maison Cartier to support the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and biodiversity. Its mission is to help conserve and restore biodiversity and healthy ecosystems for the benefit of nature and people.
Cartier for Nature provides grants to effective non-profit organizations to help protect, restore and sustainably manage ecosystems for the benefits of human well-being and biodiversity. With a focus on forests and biodiversity hotspots, its approach is grounded in scientific data and driven by the impact of its actions.
The Maison Cartier founded Cartier for Nature in 2020 to complement its corporate sustainability commitments and initiatives, and its diverse philanthropic actions in the fields of human development, women’s empowerment and the arts and culture. As a philanthropic undertaking, Cartier for Nature operates in complete independence of the Maison’s commercial interests.
Cartier for Nature currently provides suppot to around 20 organizations in their missions. One of its partners is Rewilding Europe, whose work Cartier for Nature supports in 2 specific landscapes; in Romania and in the Iberian Highlands in Spain, where this rewilding initiative is led on the ground by Fundación Española de Renaturalización (Rewilding Spain).
This partnership has been presented in Madrid at an event before media and philanthropic entities that could get to know the details of the rewilding work that is being carried out on the ground at the Iberian Highlands. Pascale de la Frégonnière, Strategic Advisor of the Board of Cartier Philanthropy; Nicolas Helly, Managing Director of Cartier Iberia; Jordi Palau and Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente, members of the Board of Trustees of Rewilding Spain, and Pablo Schapira, Team Leader of Iberian Highlands rewilding initiative took part in the presentation, that was moderated by Ángela Ubis, Marketing and Communication Director of Cartier Iberia.
An inspiring model
“We are proud to be able to support the important work of Rewilding Spain. While it may be years for the vision of Rewilding to fully come to life in the Iberian Highlands, we firmly believe in this approach. It is grounded in solid ecological science and driven by the conviction that nature and people can thrive together – which perfectly reflects the values of Cartier for Nature.” said Pascale de la Frégonnière, Strategic Advisor of the Board of Cartier Philanthropy.
On the part of Rewilding Spain, Jordi Palau stated that “rewilding is a movement that brings hope for a future for the planet in which we can all get involved in some way. We are very pleased to have the support of Cartier for Nature in the Sistema Ibérico Sur initiative and hope that our work here can be an inspiring model for other rewilding actions in Spain.”