Gorilla Doctors is the only organization in the world dedicated to conserving mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorillas through veterinary medicine, science and a One Health approach. The life-saving work of our veterinarians is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and we appreciate your support as we continue to protect the health of these endangered animals.
Tiger Trails Foundation
Wildlife Trails was started in 1999 by Allan Blanchard, a biologist and conservationist who fell in love with India after spending 3 months there in 1997. His time in India was spent mainly at the National Parks, viewing the amazing wildlife, but also visiting local charities to try and better understand the human/wildlife conflict that was so destructive to local people and wildlife alike.
We believe strongly in responsible eco-tourism that emphasizes respect for wildlife, the environment, indigenous cultures, and the wilderness communities we visit. Our aim is to operate a company that not only provides unforgettable wildlife experiences for our clients, but also directly contributes to the effective conservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and rewards responsible eco-tourism initiatives in small (often remote) communities with much needed income. £100 from every booking to India, Sri Lanka or Nepal goes towards small, effective projects on the ground which our clients can actually visit. It is amazing to us that nearly all the big NGO’s refuse to let clients see what they are actually doing with their donations – this is no longer an acceptable model. Our clients can get involved in ‘clean ups’ at Ranthambhore national park, sponsor the computer school, plant some trees at the local schools and bring direct in their luggage much needed school provisions, or warm clothing for park guards.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Raincoast: Science and conservation
Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’. As a charitable, non-profit conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.
Since 1990, we have been making progress toward our habitat and wildlife protection goals. Our on-the-ground presence has given us a deep-rooted understanding of BC’s vast coastline. We work in partnership with scientists, First Nations, local communities and NGOs to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitat on BC’s coast.
Raincoast conducts applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for the conservation debate and our collective body of scientific knowledge. Our in-house scientists collaborate with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors to produce high-quality peer-reviewed publications.
We have a research lab at the University of Victoria, Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab), operate a research field station on Denny Island, BC, own and operate a 70 foot steel Transport Canada-certified research vessel, and maintain speed-boats suitable for research in a range of coastal conditions. Overhead for university costs is kept below 5%.
Panthera Jaguar Corridor Initiative
Jaguar Corridor Initiative
Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is the only conservation program that seeks to protect jaguars across their entire six million km2 range. In partnership with governments, corporations, and local communities, Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is working to preserve the genetic integrity of the jaguar by connecting and protecting core jaguar populations in human landscapes from northern Mexico to Argentina.
This is built on a multi-dimensional process. Country by country, Panthera’s scientists begin by mapping the jaguar’s presence and the corridors through which they live and move. A corridor might include a cattle ranch, a canal development, a citrus plantation, or someone’s backyard. Using these data, Panthera partners with governments and corporations to support land developments that are both economically profitable and ecologically sustainable, allowing safe passage for jaguars and other wildlife.