Our work is currently focused on six countries:

Africa - Guinea, Uganda, Madagascar & Mozambique

Asia - Laos & Myanmar

We are engaging governments and a range of partners in other countries across the world to highlight the opportunities of considering the COMBO approach. We facilitate exchanges between existing COMBO countries and new partners, as well as encouraging people to learn about our work through presentations, publications and online media.




Lao PDR harbors a unique and rich biodiversity. Ecosystems of international significance and importance include the wet evergreen forest and montane forests of the Greater Annamites, massive karst formations in central Lao PDR, and large wetland complexes in the plains of the Mekong and its tributaries.


The island of Madagascar, home to high floral and faunal endemism, is one of the 36 biodiversity hotspots with 15,000 plant species of which more than 12,000 are endemic.


In Mozambique, 90% of the population depends directly or indirectly on goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystem services. However, over the last decade there has been a significant increase in the exploitation of natural resources in Mozambique (mining, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and fisheries) and in the creation of basic infrastructure (e.g. roads, power plants, transport lines energy, etc.), with negative and often irreversible environmental and social impacts.


Myanmar is the largest country in mainland South-East Asia, and is rich in natural diversity, with large extents of intact forests, numerous rivers and wetlands, and a long and diverse coastline.

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Uganda is exceptionally rich in biodiversity with surveys reporting occurrence of over 18,783 species of flora and fauna. The country’s immense biological diversity is important both nationally and internationally, and offers good opportunities for cost-effective multiple species conservation.