The charities we represent have been carefully selected to ensure that ethical standards are a priority. You can be certain that our affiliate charities are second to none, and are truly making a difference in the world.
Cheetah Conservation Fund is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.
Founded in Namibia in 1990, CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.
Cheetah Conservation Fund is located in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, about three hours north of the capital city of Windhoek. CCF’s International Research and Education Centre is a renowned research facility that sets the standard for researchers and students worldwide seeking to learn more about the cheetah. It is a center for conservation programming and education, the base from which CCF reaches thousands of farmers, tens of thousands of students and hundreds of thousands of online supporters worldwide.
The vast majority of wild cheetahs are outside protected areas, in areas populated by humans. Saving this magnificent animal from extinction requires innovative conservation methods that address the welfare of both cheetah and human populations over large landscapes. CCF has developed a set of integrated programs that work together to achieve this objective. CCF’s programs have effectively stabilized and even increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia.
The Black Mamba APU was founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa and created to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. They have recently expanded their territory to cover the entire Balule area, which is over 400km².
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is the first of its kind, being that the majority of their teams are women. They have currently deployed 26 Black Mambas and a further 23 armed guards that operate within Balule and along its boundaries.
The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger national park. These fearless women are not just challenging poachers, but the status quo.
Anti-poaching is a major need in the area and the Black Mambas are constantly plagued by rhino and bush-meat poachers. Apart from antelopes, other endangered species such as wild dogs and cheetah are also sadly the victims of snaring.
The Black Mambas start each day in military style, with a parade and then are issued orders before patrols leave on their missions. The Black Mamba APU has already arrested six poachers, shut down five poacher’s camps and reduced snaring of wildlife by 76% since 2013.
Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. The mission of JGI is to ‘advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.’
Jane Goodall Institute is now a leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It is widely recognised for establishing innovative community-centered conservation, development programs in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program in nearly 100 countries.
JGIA has two programs:
Roots & Shoots Program empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter most to them.
Africa Programs conserve and protect chimps, habitat and surrounding communities in Africa and include a range of activities such as education, health and water sanitation to park rangers who protect animals from poachers.
Put simply, everything JGIA do is underpinned by their ‘APE’ philosophy of Animals, People and the Environment.
TigerTime is a campaign of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), which aims to raise awareness and funds for key tiger projects in Russia, India and Thailand. As well as supporting vital anti-poaching patrols, undercover investigations, educational programmes and monitoring activities central to the survival of tigers in the wild, TigerTime also campaigns for an end to the trade in tiger derivatives from all sources.
DSWF is an adaptable, non-bureaucratic organisation responding to conservation threats by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration but generous on funding, DSWF supports a range of innovative and far-reaching projects throughout Africa and Asia, achieving real results for wildlife survival.
Earth Child Institute (ECI) is an international non-profit organization committed to combating climate change, deforestation, and water scarcity by investing in hands-on environmental and educational projects with and for children, both in and out of schools.
They engage with and support empowerment of the world’s 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 to facilitate the planting of trees and to ensure access to safe water, sanitation, clean energy, and nutritious food. While environmental degradation is global in magnitude, the daily challenges are largely experienced at the community level, where children, young people, and their families live.
Every child has the right to a healthy, productive, and dignified life, and ECI believes that taking care of the environment we all depend on for life is the key to protecting this right. That is why ECI is dedicated to creating new and participatory solutions for community-based sustainable development that will reduce risk and increase resilience to the changing global environment.
Grow-Trees is a Tree Planting Partner of the United Nations Environment Program’s Billion Tree Campaign, Official Partner of WWF’s Cities for Forests Campaign and Official Partner of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. They allow you to plant trees on community or public lands and gift flowers, fruit, fodder and forest produce to communities and living creatures.
Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) was founded by Sam and Noga Shanee and Lizzie Cooke in 2007. It began as a non-profit organization and was awarded UK charity status in August 2009 (Registered Charity number 1131122). NPC was set up in order to promote the conservation of Neotropical forest habitat and all wildlife through various means. These include: land protection; research; improvement of degraded habitat for wildlife; creation of public awareness; and facilitation of the commercialisation of sustainable, ecological products on behalf of local people. Since 2007 NPC has been using the Critically Endangered yellow tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) as a “flagship species” for conservation in the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot of North-Eastern Peru. Specifically, they aim to create private and community run reserves which will protect a major part of the natural biological corridors connecting existing protected areas, ensuring long term habitat protection for O. flavicauda and other sympatric species. Through this work they help local communities strengthen their stewardship of nature as well as their traditional and cultural identification, benefiting both humans and the environment. They are proud to be a small charity able to operate with limited resources but with a lot of commitment to the cause, running dozens of low cost projects which have already proven successful and useing their experiences to globally promote efficient conservation.
Sri Lanka is home to over 3 million roaming dogs and the associated animal welfare issues that these numbers entail. Animal welfare laws in Sri Lanka are over 100 years old. The end of its 3-decade civil war in 2009 and the devastation of the 2004 tsunami are the background to the animal welfare issues we are tackling that also have a significant impact on human health and wellbeing. The life of an uncared for street dog can be wretched. Entire lives spent without any positive human contact, basic shelter or veterinary care. Suffering hunger, constant torment from preventable and treatable skin conditions or parasitic infections. Dogs and cats are at constant risk of being trapped in illegal snares, injured in fights over territory, contracting sexually transmitted diseases or being exposed to fatal diseases like Rabies. In Sri Lanka, the most effective way to deal with the street dog overpopulation crisis is through education, sterilization and vaccination. The Dogstar Foundation is transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Since 2006, Dogstar has worked closely with Sri Lankan communities and vets to provide sterilisations, vaccinations, veterinary treatment, education leading to attitude change, and the development of veterinary practice. A dog charity with a difference, they are also committed to understanding Sri Lankan communities and helping them to find sustainable solutions to animal welfare issues.
The African Conservation Foundation (ACF) works to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife and their habitats by conducting, supporting and linking conservation projects throughout the continent. They build local capacity for long term sustainability of conservation projects. Founded in 1999, ACF fills a unique niche by creating an Africa-wide network for information exchange and capacity building of conservation efforts in the region. Environmental education in communities and primary schools is an important part of ACF’s conservation programmes. ACF’s overall mission is to find and support solutions that benefit both people and wildlife. The organisation conducts and supports field conservation projects, protecting great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees), big cats (lions, leopards, cheetahs), elephants, rhinos and other wildlife in East, West and Southern Africa.
The California Wolf Center is a one-of-a-kind, conservation, education, and research center dedicated to wolf recovery in the wild. They are a state-wide organization with staff and volunteers working throughout California striving to pave the way for the return of wolves in our state. Founded in 1977 to educate the public about wildlife and ecology, the Center is currently home to several packs of gray wolves, some of which play an important role in their educational programs. These wolves serve as ambassadors representing wolves in the wild. They also host highly endangered Mexican gray wolves, now being reintroduced into the southwestern United States. A visit to the Center provides a unique experience involving one of the most charismatic and controversial species in North American history.
Wolves once roamed North America in countless numbers, but were hunted nearly to extinction in the lower 48 United States. Today in the U.S., the iconic melody of a howling wolf pack is heard in only a handful of states, as wolves have been exterminated from a vast majority of their original range. The California Wolf Center is working to bring wild wolves back to suitable habitats and ensure successful coexistence.
We are at the beginning of what could be one of the most inspiring conservation stories in California; the return of wild wolves after disappearing at the hands of humans. Learn more about this undertaking here.
Mexican gray wolves are considered one of the rarest land mammals due to their brush with extinction. In 1997 there were a total of 11 individuals left in the world, now there are still less than 450. Take the time to learn more about their current efforts to recover Mexican gray wolves.
Without tolerance from those sharing the landscape with wild wolves there will be no wolf recovery as human caused mortality continues to be a leading cause of death for wolves. We operate two coexistence funds to promote peaceful coexistence between livestock and wild wolves in California and the Southwest. The purpose is to avoid conflict before it happens.
Archaic fairy tales and myths continue to haunt wolves today stirring up fears and concerns based on misunderstanding. By learning factual information about wolves, people can understand that this highly social and intelligent animal also plays a key role in the functioning of a healthy ecosystem, and we learn to coexist with an animal we once feared.
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