WE is an international charity committed to delivering a sustainable development model that empowers people to transform themselves, their families, their communities and the world.
Over the past century, WCS has established a long-term conservation presence in the last wild places, built partnerships, and now manages the world’s most expensive ape, elephant, and great cat field conservation programs, protecting core populations within their strongholds and the corridors that connect them. WCS targets large, iconic, wide-ranging wildlife for their own intrinsic value, because they are vital to ecosystem health, and because by saving them, WCS protects all other biodiversity that shelters under their conservation canopy.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
The World Legacy Awards are a new initiative of the National Geographic Society, in partnership with Internationale Tourismusbörse (ITB) Berlin, the world's largest travel gathering. The World Legacy Awards honor the companies, organizations, and destinations—ranging from airlines to hotels, from communities to countries—that are driving the positive transformation of the tourism industry, showcasing leaders and visionaries in sustainable tourism best practices, and sharing their stories with millions of today's travelers. Unprecedented in international visibility and promotion, World Legacy Awards winners and finalists will receive coverage in National Geographic Traveler and other National Geographic print and digital media, reaching a global audience.
The Wilderness Foundation - Africa works in many countries from its base in South Africa to protect wildlife and wilderness in partnership with local communities. Whether it is direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation, the Wilderness Foundation has over 40 years of results. Click here to donate directly to The Wilderness Foundation's anti-poaching patrol program.
The Artisan Alliance, hosted by the Aspen Institute, was launched by former Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2012. The Artisan Alliance is a collaborative effort of over 50 members, including small and medium enterprises, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals who are working together to promote the full potential of artisan enterprises around the world. As a platform for public-private partnerships, the Artisan Alliance leverages the collective strength of our members to break down barriers commonly faced in the artisan sector. You too can help support the Artisan Alliance.
Wildlife SOS - India
Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.
Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative
The Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative, which was founded by the Noor Al-Hussein Foundation in 1993, aims to make the women in the area financially independent and to raise their standard of living by increasing their income and preserving local heritage. The cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts.
Just a Drop is an international water development charity. To date, thy have provided clean, safe water to some of the poorest communities in over 30 countries worldwide. The charity operates with a handful of full-time staff and an army of volunteers, many of whom are retired military officers and water engineers with extensive experience on global water development projects.
World Animal Protection is a global charitable organization that moves the world to protect animals. For more than 30 years and in more than 50 countries, they have worked closely with businesses, local communities, governments and the public to deliver positive, sustainable change for animals. They have put animals on global agendas, including ensuring animal protection and related issues were incorporated into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targets. Through their Wildlife Not Entertainers campaign, World Animal Protection is moving tourists and tour operators worldwide to help keep wild animals in the wild where they belong.
The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group in South Africa's Western Cape. It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through an interactive and dynamic environmental education programme.
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers educational experiences to learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and meet the creatures who call New Zealand home.
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to include and involve other caring people to support the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife – from the individual animal to an entire species. AAT Kings' guests visit the hospital on their Queensland Guided Holidays and can see firsthand the incredible work that the team there does. You can also donate directly to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
On October 25, 2011, massive flooding and mudslides devastated Vernazza, burying the town under 4m/13ft. of mud and debris. Floodwaters reached second story windows, wiped out road and rail connections and left residents without water, gas or electricity. Three people tragically drowned. Homes, businesses and territory were destroyed. Save Vernazza is a non-profit organization founded by three American women to help REBUILD, RESTORE, and PRESERVE Vernazza’s town, territory and culture for future generations. Visit the Save Vernazza website to donate or get involved directly with the rebuilding, restoring and preserving efforts at Vernazza with Busabout.
An international non-profit organization, Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded in 1959 to save sea turtles from eminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. The organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats. Sea Turtle Conservancy's research programs have yielded much of what is now known about sea turtles and the threats they face. You can help support the world's oldest sea turtle conservation group by joining the Sea Turtle Conservancy, adopting a turtle or donating to the organization today.
Established in 1885, the National Trust was founded by philanthropists in response to uncontrolled development and industrialization. An independent charity, the National Trust continues to protect protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments. TreadRight helps support the National Trust's efforts at Giant's Causeway, The White Cliffs of Dover and Quarry Bank Mill. You too can help support the organisation by donating here.
The WHOLE WORLD Water Fund was established to radically increase resources to provide access to clean and safe water to communities around the world. Designed specifically for clean and safe water investments, the Fund can be accessed by organizations, charities and social enterprises focused on clean and safe drinking water issues. By investing in projects with the potential to bring a return through carbon revenues and results based financing, the Fund enables revenues to be recycled back into the fund and deployed again.
WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. WildAid is focused on reducing the demand for these products, with the strong and simple message: when the buying stops, the killing can too. With an unrivalled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid is able to deliver high-impact, culturally-sensitive multimedia campaigns, leveraging well over $200 million (USD) in pro-bono media support, and reaching one billion people every week. Donate, volunteer or pledge to support WildAid.
National Geographic Travel is the travel arm of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, founded in 1888. National Geographic Travel creates meaningful and engaging travel content and experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; travel books; maps; apps; digital media; and travel photography programs.
The Mesoamerican Reef Leaders Program is a fresh new initiative that supports young environmentalists working to protect the Mesoamerican Reef system (MAR). The MAR is the world’s second largest barrier reef system, extending from Quintana Roo, Mexico to Honduras. Help support the MAR Leaders program by donating here.
Surfrider Foundation Australia is a not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education (CARE). They are a branch based organisation with 25 volunteer branches and beach representatives Australia-wide, and the head office based in Sydney. They are also part of a global Surfrider family, with international affiliates worldwide. Want to help support Surfrider's efforts? Donate here.
New Zealand based Sustainable Coastlines works to sustain and protect the coastlines of New Zealand and the Pacific. Since early 2008 the organisation has successfully motivated over 12,500 volunteers to remove more than 95 tonnes of trash from coastlines. Through direct participation, public advertising campaigns and educational presentations to over 14,000 school students, Sustainable Coastlines have raised large-scale awareness about the challenges of coastline protection and solutions to address it. There are several ways in which you too can help support Sustainable Coastlines. Click here to learn more.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a leading, not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people. EWT identifies the key factors threatening biodiversity and develops innovative methodologies and best practice guidelines to reduce these and promote harmonious co-existence and sustainable living for both people and wildlife. Click here to donate to the EWT.
UK-based Trees For Life is a charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest, which formerly covered a large part of the Scottish Highlands. Since 1989, Trees For Life has been helping to bring this forest back from the brink, both through natural regeneration and by planting trees. The organisation's long term vision is to restore the forest, and all its constituent species, to a 600 square mile area west of Inverness, including its 10,000 acre Dudreggan Estate. Donate or dedicate a tree today.
Whitmuir Community Farm is a non-profit community benefit society working to develop the 140 acre upland farm at Whitmuir as a Living Learning Space where people of all ages can engage through head, heart and hand with the issues concerning sustainable food, locally and globally.
The Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (KLC) is an association of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Australia. Established in 1978 by Aboriginal people to work for the protection of traditional land and waters, the KLC is charged with the protection and enhancement of the customs, laws and traditions of Kimberley Traditional Owners.
The Travel Corporation's (TTC) family of brands, has found a sustainability partner in leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau (grand daughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau). You can invest in Céline's Cause Centric Productions to produce and distribute short films, interviews, and related media about great cause-focused organizations and people.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organisation focused solely on ocean conservation, protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species. Oceana focuses on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes with the goal of helping return the worlds oceans to former levels of abundance.
Established on 2006, the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology is the first facility of its kind and has earned a reputation as a center of excellence for the growing study of the archaeology of battlefields and other archaeological manifestations of human conflict. The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology includes some of the most experienced battlefield archaeologists in the UK. The team seeks to research and provide direction as to the heritage management of the sites internationally
Venice in Peril Fund is raises funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture in Venice, and to investigate ways to protect them against future risks. Venice in Peril is also committed to ensuring the sustainability of Venice, acting as a lobby and working to find answers to some of the critical issues that the city is facing.
In Australia, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) works to conserve the nation's biodiversity, providing practical solutions to our greatest environmental threats. Through on the ground work with local communities, and in partnership with government and industry, WWF takes a science-based approach to conservation. Committed to real, measurable outcomes for the environment, WWF seeks results that directly benefit Australian species and natural resources like water, land and the marine environment.