Conservation is a state of harmony between man and land.

Aldo Leopold


The Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund (AIPF) helps preserve the exceptional beauty and natural value of the Aeolian Islands, currently threatened by tourism development. To this end the AIPF raise money from people from all around the world who care about the future of the Aeolian Islands. We use funds raised to support environmental, artisanal, and sustainable initiatives, carried out by organizations and associations already present in Sicily, or by other Italian groups that focus on policies affecting the Islands. AIPF is an initiative started by friends of the Aeolian Islands, who want to give this fragile ecosystem the protection it deserves.

About us

AIPF is an initiative taken by lovers and friends of Aeolian Islands, a small group of people with a personal connection with Aeolian Islands. AIPF staff is minimal, with one person as a Coordinator in charge of day-to-day management and coordination work, assisted by two advisors with a long-standing expertise in environmental work.

Get involved

In recent years, public concern about environmental issues in Aeolian Islands has grown, and we all need to do some efforts to change the islands unsustainable growth patterns. Environmental organizations in Sicily and in Italy can do excellent work, but with very limited resources. Now is the time to support them and to capitalise on the growing public interest in green issues. Participation in the AIPF represents a unique opportunity to get personally engaged, and to make a difference to the future of the Aeolian Islands. AIPF has ambitious yet realistic plans for the future.

Featured grants


Franco Manca supports the AIPF!

Franco Manca supports the AIPF! The Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund (AIPF) helps to preserve the exceptional beauty and natural value of the Aeolian Islands, supporting local projects. The main issues concern the conservation of the marine ecosystem, the landscape protection, the promotion of a local and natural agriculture, the fish reproduction and the promotion of […]

Fotofund Contest By Lucie Foundation in Aeolian Islands

  “… ADMIRE THE NATURAL SETTING… THE RADICAL ADHERENCE OF THE BUILDINGS TO THE LOCATION… IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO EXCLUDE THE SECULAR WORK OF MAN…” Despite the limits of the materials used and the overall external volumetric formlessness, a great richness of solutions and particular forms are evident in the old Aeolian houses. This exhibition is a celebration […]

Permaculture Intro at Aeolian Islands in May

Very interesting initiative in Lipari next 2o and 21 of May. The AIPF support this beautiful activity on his mission of promoting local farming. If you’d like to discover more about Mediterranean and Permaculture, sign to attend this introduction course. Info +39 3398122272

Slow Food Edible Gardens

“School edible garden” is a SlowFood project, that has been already organised in Filicudi, with the satisfaction of organizers and children, which can be easily replicated in the other islands. The project want to be a first step on the way for the promotion of local natural farming, as the Aeolian Islands has an incredible […]

Dolphin Guardians of the sea are back in action!

In the World Water Day went into action the children of the Aeolian islands with the new initiative of “Dolphins guardians”, the traveling of the environmental project Marevivo pointing to sensitize the youngest generations to the protection and preservation of the environment, educating them also to report offenses and actions of incivility. The initiative, supported […]

The Singer Noa and the Muisician Gil Dor support AIPF

The successful singer Noa and the great artist Gil Dor just had a dinner in the tiny beautiful restaurant @iddu_kensington, amazing Sicilian experience in London, with the coordinator of the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund, Federica. They support the AIPF since the begin and spread the words about the beauty of the Aeolians, where they spend […]

Dolphin Guardians of the Sea

News from the islands…


The Children from Stromboli and Panarea are enjoying the second day of activities, during the MAREVIVO Project “Dolphin Guardians of the sea”. A main goal of the project is to cultivate a sense of civic pride, belonging and responsibility amongst the younger generation of islanders. To this end we will encourage the participation of the […]

Filicudi Wildlife Conservation: donate now

  The great italian brand “Amaro Montenego” started a campaign to support real heroes in Italy: The FILICUDI WILDLIFE CONSERVATION is one of the associations in the competition and we can all help them to win this great prize!     It’s very easy to do: enter the website, share the video on your […]

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms Posted by David Maxwell Braun of National Geographic in Ocean Views on April 19, 2014 Marine reserves bring back large predators like this Mediterranean dusky grouper at Cabrera National Park, Spain. (Photo: Enric Sala / National Geographic) Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater […]

WWF: We lost half of the world’s marine wildlife over the past 45 years

Alarming data emerged from latest study carried out by WWF and the Zoological Society of London. It is compelling to curb marine wildlife decline that is directly affecting us. by Lorenzo Brenna Fish and marine populations are not usually taken into consideration that much. Maybe it is due to the fact that what happens underwater […]

Dolphins Guardians of the Sea: be proud to belong to Aeolian Islands

The smaller islands, designed as a paradigmatic example or as a metaphor for the need to conduct aimed at environmental sustainability, the rational use of resources, to the knowledge of the “limits” of actions to environmental impact, have been the inspiring element of the project “Dolphins guardians of the island. “ Designed and produced by […]