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Hidden Heroes

Successful conservation, whether in the political arena or in the bogs, the forests or the most remote steppes of the world, needs people and personalities who selflessly work for this goal. Local operating initiatives and individuals with concrete and practical goals can achieve a lot, often more than large development programmes at the government level. In FINC’s geographic focus regions, we will support these “Hidden Heroes” in many ways – whether we provide technical expertise, funding, document their stories or give voice to their actions.

Research for Development

Knowledge and understanding are inherent in political messages and objectives. By applying integrated landscape-ecological research, it is possible to contribute knowledge to the sustainable development agenda. We believe that the political and geographical context of a transformation to sustainability requires sound scientific attendance, characterised by the understanding of landscapes, landscape processes and land use. In this sense, FINC will undertake projects that examine the interaction of the human-nature relationship and the conservation of natural assets.


Story-telling is a fundamental and equal part of FINC’s agenda. As part of the global community, we are interested in how conservation work takes place in Iran or North Korea, as well as the commitment of activists in Brandenburg or Pomerania. To offer a communicative space and share the wealth of exciting stories – predominantly through images – is a heartfelt desire for FINC and our contribution to building a bridge between the cultural and geographical world.

Wahrnehmung der Landschaft im Greifswalder Raum - Ergebnisse einer Bürgerfragung

Gemeinsam mit der Universität Greifswald sind wir der Frage nachgegangen, wie die BürgerInnen Greifswalds die Landschaft und Landwirtschaft um Umland der Stadt wahrnehmen. Die Ergebnisse der Befragung von nahezu 900 BürgerInnen finden SIe HIER.

Baltic Sea - hidden cargo

In March and April 2018 we happyly enabled a photo exhibition of the artist Marcus Wildelau here in Greifswald. With his imagery of subtile beauty from the Baltic Sea - linked to facts of hidden ecological despair, Marcus challanges the way of looking, the way of seeing.

The making of can be found HERE.

NEW: for more pictures and impressions of journeys take a look on Instagram

FINC operates local and worldwide, with a special emphasis on transformation countries.

We support dedicated individuals and small initiatives, which play a prominent role in practical nature conservation.