Klorane Botanical Foundation is committed to preserving and promoting the world's plant heritage
Botany in action
For 25 years, the foundation has cultivated plants, of course, but also a passion for botany.
Our vision: to restore plants to their rightful place at the centre of our lives and preserve biodiversity.
We fervently protect endangered plant species through concrete action. Such as by planting 10,000 desert date trees each year to build the Great Green Wall in Senegal, or 10,000 olive trees in the Peloponnese after disastrous forest fires.
We ceaselessly explore plant biodiversity by supporting university theses or restoring herbariums.
Finally, we share our botanical passion as widely as possible through the "Botanist's Seed" educational program, the Botany for Changeaward, and "UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS".
Spearheaded by a man, Pierre Fabre
In 1994, Pierre Fabre created our corporate foundation, driven by a mission: to sow the seeds of a passion for botany around the world. The foundation was originally named Institut Klorane, and is now known as Klorane Botanical Foundation.
Our commitment takes the form of three concrete missions
- To protect endangered plants,
- Explore botanical treasures,
- And share our passion for botany as widely as possible, especially with children.
We work all over the world
A desert halted by new trees
In Senegal, the foundation helps plant desert date trees, thereby taking part in the ambitious African "Great Green Wall" project: a green belt to be planted from West to East to fight desertification in the Sahel.
It was on the brink of disappearing from Sicily
This is Calendula maritima guss.. This plant, endemic to Sicily, was critically endangered until very recently.
The aim of our action: to take this flower off the list of the top 50 endangered Mediterranean Island plants and give it a new lease on life!