SEE Turtles was launched in 2008 as the world's first effort to protect turtle species through ecotourism. Since then, SEE Turtles has generated more than $1 million in benefits to conservation and local communities, helped save more than 1 million endangered hatchlings, and launched a worldwide campaign to end demand for turtleshell products. For these efforts, they received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2019 Changemakers Award.
SEEtheWILD is a leading channel for responsible wildlife conservation experiences. SEEtheWILD promotes tour operators and non-profit organizations that balance strong records of sustainable operations with a commitment to conservation. Their partners are committed to: unwavering support of wildlife conservation efforts; offering strong educational and applied learning programs; and reducing environmental impact in the course of the operations and patronage of local businesses.
Snow Leopard Trust
The Snow Leopard Trust aims to protect this endangered cat through community-based conservation projects that improve the scientific understanding of snow leopard behavior, needs, habitats and threats.
South Africa Conservation Fund
The South African Conservation Fund is a registered nonprofit organization founded by Françoise Malby-Anthony, Managing Director of Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and widow of Lawrence Anthony, the well-known conservationist, explorer and international bestselling author of “The Elephant Whisperer”.
As part of the South Africa Conservation Fund, the Thula Thula Rhino Fund raises funds for the protection and preservation of the rhino population within the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve. Funding goes toward supplying much-needed equipment for counter-poaching activities, supporting crucial conservation initiatives and ensuring the ongoing survival of our rhinos.
Thula Thula is dedicated to the care, conservation and protection of endangered wildlife.
Species Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to raising public awareness of the mass extinction and its implications for humanity and the rest of the living world. They are dedicated to exploring and facilitating creative, effective responses. Their aim is to stimulate changes in public policies and human behavior that will assure a healthy future for life on Earth.
Taos Environmental Film Festival
Taos Environmental Film Festival
The annual Taos Environmental Film Festival (TEFF) showcases films honoring the land, environment and people — of New Mexico, the country and the world. It strives to represent all artistic disciplines, offering performances and lectures in addition to films to expand our knowledge of environmental topics and our engagement with environmental activism.
The festival was dreamed up by filmmaker, artist, world traveler and retired educator Jean Stevens, and organized through her diligence and hard work. Stevens believes artists can support important efforts to stop climate change by working together, and TEFF is an important fundraising event for organizations such as Amigos Bravos, Rivers & Birds, Renewable Taos, Taos Center for the Arts and SOMOS.
Terralingua's mission is to sustain the biocultural diversity of life — the world’s invaluable heritage of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity — through an innovative program of research, education, policy-relevant work and on-the-ground action. Its vision is a just, equitable, sustainable world in which the biocultural diversity of life is valued, protected and perpetuated for generations to come. Terralingua's goal is to bring about a profound shift in human values through a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vital importance of biocultural diversity for the survival of all life on earth, so that individual and collective action is taken to care for it and sustain it in this rapidly changing world. Terralingua's main outreach tool is its flagship publication, Langscape Magazine.
The 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.
The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence
The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, established in 2008 upon the discovery of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in wild elephants. They are committed to animal self-determination and seek to inspire radical change in human culture by translating the understanding of animal sentience into everyday practice and ethics. Kerulos’ work in sanctuary, education and research is rooted in the philosophy and concept of nonviolence.
The Long Run
The Long Run
The Long Run is one of the world’s largest business-led sustainable development initiatives. The Long Run brings together a global community of like-minded individuals committed to conserving nature and improving people’s lives through their tourism businesses. Collectively, members aspire to conserve 20 million acres of biodiverse land and improve the lives of two million people by 2020. The Long Run is driven to support sustainable and ecologically and socially responsible tourism destinations around the world.
The Peregrine Fund
The Peregrine Fund changes the future for nature and humanity by conserving birds of prey worldwide. Whether the threat is poisoning, habitat loss, human persecution or any other cause, they use sound science to tackle the most pressing conservation issues head-on. They accomplish high impact results by preventing raptor extinctions, protecting areas of high raptor conservation value and addressing landscape-level threats impacting multiple species. As a catalyst for change, they inspire people to value raptors and take action, and they invest in tomorrow's conservation leaders. By working with communities around the world to protect the wildlife and habitats on which they depend, The Peregrine Fund is able to create lasting conservation results while improving people’s ways of life. Support for their work comes from individual donors, corporations, foundations and government grants.
The Pimm Group
The Pimm Group is led by Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His students and others have contributed to this website since 2003, including dozens of blog posts on conservation, ornithology, mapping and GIS science.