Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth
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.
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.
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.