Adventure Scientists is a nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, MT that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to addressing environmental challenges. By leveraging the skills of the outdoor adventure community we are able to gather difficult-to-obtain data at any scale, in any environment. These partnerships have revealed the extent of microplastic pollution, led to discoveries that are improving agricultural efficiency, provided key information to guide climate change decision-making, and helped protect threatened wildlife habitat around the world.
Amigos Bravos, headquartered in Taos, New Mexico, has a 30-year history of successfully protecting and restoring waters across the state. Our major victories include: Superfund cleanup of the Red River from impacts of the Chevron/Molycorp Mine; permanent Congressional protection for the 100,000-acre Valle Vidal from oil and gas development; the mandated clean-up of over 400 toxic dumpsites at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and reintroduction of the native river otter to New Mexico.
Animal-Kind International raises much-needed funds for their partner Animal Rescue and Protection Organizations. Their partners in resource-poor countries work in their communities to help animals and to change attitudes and behaviors toward them. Animal-Kind International partners have the necessary experience, drive, skills and knowledge, but need financial support as it's difficult to raise money for animal rescue and protection in their countries.
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, CCF has created a set of integrated programs aimed at addressing the principle threats to the cheetah.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
At the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), our mission is to promote swimmable, fishable waterways in our community through monitoring, education, restoration and research.
Healthy local waterways are the foundation of our economic security and identity. We are driven to provide a sustainable Choctawhatchee Basin for future generations. CBA inspires water stewardship, continually growing a network of supporters to protect our precious natural resources.
We collaborate with our stakeholders to: collect data for informed decisions; engage residents to become active stewards; promote healthy shorelines, wetlands and waterways; and to identify and execute projects to solve specific problems.
Christo and Wilkinson Photography
Christo and Wilkinson Photography has been photographing and interviewing indigenous, place-based people throughout eastern and southern Africa for more than a decade. Wildlife became an integral part of their work as they came to appreciate how such people survived and thrived in a seemingly inhospitable environment. Expanding on years of documentary photography, still images naturally evolved to moving images to give voice to those who might not otherwise be heard.
Christo and Wilkinson Photography created the documentary film “Walking Thunder: Ode to the African Elephant,” which strives to be a poetic, intimate documentary focusing on a remarkable being, the elephant, and underscoring the essential role of “the other,” which the non-human plays in the mind and spiritual ecology of humankind. A child’s eyes and wonder allow us to reconnect with our own childhood awe and respect for the wild while helping to remind us of the legacy we will leave to future generations.
Clinch River Valley Initiative
The Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) is a collaborative effort in Southwest Virginia, focusing on the Clinch River Valley—one of the most biodiverse river systems in North America. Working at a watershed scale with many local partners, CRVI builds upon the unique cultural and ecological assets of the Clinch River Valley to create new possibilities in rural communities along the Clinch, particularly around environmental education, economic development and entrepreneurship.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
For more than 50 years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been a leading environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the water, land, wildlife and future of our five-county area. To do that, the Conservancy uses the synergy of four teams to meet this mission.
Based in Naples, Florida, our mission is to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life...now and forever.
We envision a region where our land, water and wildlife are protected, our citizens are informed and our leaders make decisions with the health, wellness and sustainability of our region in mind. We seek to increase our knowledge of the natural world through continued scientific research and to increase our impact through collaboration with our partners. We work to protect a high quality of life for both our current residents and generations to come.
Cultural Survival has been advocating for Indigenous Peoples' rights, and supporting Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972. We envision a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights and dynamic cultures — deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions and artistic expression, and rooted in self-determination and self-governance.
Current Conservation is a not-for-profit quarterly print and online magazine that works with scientists, science writers, and artists across the world to tell stories from the field of conservation in a manner that engages both scientific and non-scientific audiences. A distinguishing factor of CC’s work is our visual design. All CC articles go through a detailed art editing process to create rich, perceptive illustrations that amplify the stories that our writers tell and deepen the reader’s engagement with the content. We also publish an annual supplement titled ‘Current Conservation Kids’ (CC Kids) that brings stories from conservation written specifically for children and young adults.
E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation fosters a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide preservation of our biological heritage. The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation believes that by enhancing the public’s understanding of biodiversity, they can nurture a culture in which people are inspired to conserve and protect the natural world.
Earth Law Center
Earth Law Center works to transform the law to recognize, honor, and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. We do this by building a force of advocates for nature's rights at local and international levels. We partner with local organizations create new laws that recognize rights of rivers, oceans, coastal and land ecosystems.