Projects

Discover some of the partner projects we support through our journeys.

We are committed to delivering on a 2030 nature-positive, climate-resilient ambition through our mission-led approach to travel.  We are advancing on this journey thanks to our community who travel with us, so we believe it is important to provide transparency over what these donations support.

Foundaçion Rewilding Argentina, Iberá.

Foundaçion Rewilding Chile

Global Forest Generation, Peru

Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation

Tapir Valley Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

Friends for Conservation & Development (FCD), Belize

American Prairie Reserve

Turner Foundation​

Conservation Carpathia

The European Nature Trust

Samara Reserve, Karoo

Daughters for Earth

Northern Rangelands Trust

Rhino Ark Trust

South Africa National Parks

Kamba

Pole Pole Foundation (DR of Congo)

Pole Pole Foundation (Uganda)

Pole Pole Foundation (Rwanda)

Conservation Collective, Sri Lanka

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Polar Bears International

Norwegian Polar Inst.

Island Conservation, Palau

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Our Impact Pledge is our commitment to support the advancement of pioneering conservation projects through direct donations with every journey. 

In 2023, and our second calendar year, we raised and directed over $50,000 to grassroot conversation projects. 

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Fundaçion Rewilding Argentina

The Iberá Rewilding Project is centred on restoring and conserving Argentina’s largest wetland ecosystem. This initiative strives to establish a self-sustaining and ecologically balanced ecosystem, promoting harmonious coexistence between wildlife and local communities. Furthermore, Fundaçion Rewilding Argentina is reintroducing and restoring vital species such as the giant anteater, jaguar, and green-winged macaw to bolster biodiversity.

Region:
Argentina

Founder/Leader:
Sofía Heinonen

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Global Forest Generation

Global Forest Generation actively works to revive expansive forest ecosystems. Collaborating with grassroots leaders and communities, they aim to regenerate these vital habitats, crucial for preserving water, supporting wildlife, and acting as nature’s carbon reservoirs. Additionally, the organization emphasises the long-term stewardship of forests by indigenous communities to sustain both their livelihoods and cultures.

Country/Region:
Peru

Founder/Leader:
Leslie Danoff
Florent Kaiser

Area of Focus:
Landscapes
Communities

Norwegian Polar Institute

The Norwegian Polar Institute is at the forefront of polar research, dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Specializing in environmental and climate studies, they conduct vital research on ice, ecosystems, and wildlife. Through their work, the institute contributes essential insights into the impacts of climate change on polar environments, fostering global understanding and informed conservation efforts.

Region:
Based in Svalbard

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Marine

The Island-Ocean Connection Challenge

Today, our interconnected oceans and islands are in great peril. Climate change, ocean degradation, invasive species and biodiversity loss are causing entire land-sea ecosystems to collapse, and island communities are disproportionately impacted.
 
In Spring 2022, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Island Conservation, and Re:wild launched the Island-Ocean Connection Challenge where, by 2030, they aim to restore at least 40 globally significant island-ocean ecosystems from ridge to reef to benefit people, wildlife and our planet.
 
 

Region:
Palau

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities
Marine
Landscape

Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation

In collaboration with local communities, Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation’s efforts focus on fostering coexistence between people and wildlife. This is achieved through practical solutions derived from applied research, encompassing activities such as forest restoration, SMART patrols, sustainable livelihood programs, biodiversity monitoring, and direct threat mitigation.

Region:
Costa Rica

Founder/Leader:
Michelle Monge

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Fundaçion Rewilding Chile

The legacy of Tompkins Conservation in Chile continues through the creation of national parks, the restoration of ecosystems and the active management of threatened species.

Country/Region:
Chile

Founder/Leader:
Carolina Morgado

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Tapir Valley Nature Reserve

Tapir Valley Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve located in rural northern Costa Rica. The reserve protects valuable rainforest habitat for many animals, including the endangered Baird’s Tapir. Here you will experience some of the best birding in Costa Rica, over 8 km of private hiking trails, and exclusive access to the rainforest reserve which covers over 220 acres of primary and secondary rainforest and adjoins the Volcano Tenorio National Park.

Region:
Costa Rica

Founder/Leader:
Donald Varela Soto

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes

Friends for Conservation & Development (FCD)

Rafael Manzanero works for Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to maintain the integrity of natural and cultural resources in the Chiquibil National Park. Their FCD Park Rangers assist with the day to day monitoring and research of the region whilst their naturalist guides conduct expeditions that assist with fundraising.

Country/Region:
Belize

Founder/Leader:
Rafael Manzanero

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes

American Prairie Reserve

The American Prairie Reserve (APR) is a nonprofit committed to establishing one of the largest nature reserves in the U.S., located in northeastern Montana. With a focus on restoring the Great Plains ecosystem, the APR engages in habitat restoration, species reintroduction, and the development of a sustainable ecosystem through initiatives like rewilding, involving the return of native species such as bison and pronghorn. Additionally, the organization emphasizes sustainable land management practices and community involvement. The APR envisions a landscape that reflects the historic ecology of the region, fostering biodiversity, ecological resilience, and offering opportunities for scientific research and public education.

Region:
North America

Founder/Leader:
Sean Gerrity

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Turner Foundation

The Turner Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of both private and public lands, safeguarding wildlife species that play critical roles as indicators or keystone species in priority ecosystems. Additionally, it actively supports conservation initiatives aimed at bolstering climate resiliency, developing energy sources that prioritize minimizing negative impacts on wildlife and habitats, and promoting conservation engagement across all ages, ethnicities, political associations, and interest groups.

Country/Region:
North American

Founder/Leader:
Ted Turner

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities
Marine

Conservation Carpathia

Founded in 2009 by 12 philanthropists and conservationists, Foundation Conservation Carpathia is dedicated to stopping illegal logging, safeguarding vast Carpathian forests, and creating a fully protected area for future generations. Through land acquisition and securing hunting rights with private and public funding to protect all natural elements, they aspire to ultimately return these holdings to the public domain as a lasting National Park.

Region:
Romania

Founder/Leader:
Christoph & Barbara Promberger

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

The European Nature Trust

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a love-letter to the Scottish highlands, acquired by it’s custodian Paul Lister, Director of The European Nature Trust. The vision is to create a healthier, more balanced and self-sustaining ecosystem reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands before over-grazing and deforestation.

On Alladale’s journey so far, a million trees have been planted, damaged peatlands have been repaired, the native red squirrel has been successfully reintroduced, a Scottish Wildcat breeding centre has been established, and the reserve has become a base for reconnection and learning for school children across Scotland.

Country/Region:
Europe 

Founder/Leader:
Paul Lister

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Samara Karoo Reserve

Once a thriving, biodiverse ecosystem of grasslands, South Africa’s Great Karoo sadly lost most of its wildlife to farming, fences and firearms. In 1997, Joburg-born Sarah and husband Mark Tompkins began their mission to restore the land to its former glory and founded a private game reserve, Samara Karoo. The Tompkins have since regenerated 67,000 acres of wilderness, and engaged in an ambitious programme of animal reintroduction, including the first wild cheetah back in the region in 125 years, the first elephants in over a century and, most recently, the first lions in 180 years.

Region:
South Africa

Founder/Leader:
Isabelle & Sarah Tompkins

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Daughters for Earth

At the beginning of 2022, Daughters for Earth launched to raise $100 million for women-led efforts to protect and restore the Earth. Their approach outlines three key pillars of action in landscape protection and restoration, regenerative agriculture, and renewable energy that will help solve the climate change and biodiversity loss crises and limit global temperature rise. Daughters’ works with women across the world to help foster and manifest homegrown projects to realise their impact, by giving the tools to the women on the ground who are at the frontline of the climate crisis.

Country/Region:
Kenya 

Founder/Leader:
Zainab Salbi & Rachel Rivera

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Northern Rangelands Trust

The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) is a membership organisation owned and led by the 43 community conservancies it serves in Kenya (northern and coastal regions) and Uganda. NRT was established as a shared resource to foster the growth and development of community conservancies. These conservancies play a vital role in improving lives, promoting peace, and preserving the natural environment.

Region:
Kenya

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities
Marine

Rhino Ark Trust

Rhino Ark Trust’s holistic approach is embodied in the philosophy “Humans in harmony with habitat and wildlife”, and propagated through effective partnerships with stakeholders.

They seek to create a ‘win-win’ equilibrium that balances the needs of local communities with the goal of protecting nature. Through high-impact initiatives they are protecting indigenous forest and water-catchment areas, conserving endangered wildlife, and safeguarding against illegal exploitation of the ecosystems.

Country/Region:
Kenya 

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

South African National Parks

The South African National Parks (SANParks) is the authoritative organization entrusted with the management of South Africa’s national parks. Established in 1926, SANParks oversees 19 parks, covering an expansive 3,751,113 hectares, which constitutes over 3% of the total area of South Africa. Dedicated to conservation and biodiversity, SANParks plays a pivotal role in preserving the country’s natural heritage and providing a haven for diverse ecosystems and wildlife.

Region:
South Africa

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes
Communities

Kamba

Kamba African Rainforest Experiences is dedicated to crafting unique wilderness encounters in the Congo Basin, unveiling the beauty of this rarely-explored region. Their mission is to establish a sustainable, locally-driven economic model that safeguards against less eco-friendly alternatives. They offer genuine and profoundly immersive experiences in the pristine and delicate ecosystem of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

Country/Region:
Democratic Republic of Congo 

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities

Pole Pole Foundation

The Pole Pole Foundation is a grassroots NGO dedicated to safeguarding the critically endangered eastern lowland gorillas residing in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Their approach involves collaborating with local communities to reduce their dependence on the gorillas’ unique rainforest habitat. They intertwine education and community-driven sustainable development projects with conservation efforts to ensure a holistic and effective approach.

Region:
DR Congo
Uganda
Rwanda

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities

Conservation Collective

Conservation Collective brings people together to find local solutions to global challenges. Their foundations are funding and delivering work focused on creating positive environmental impact through protecting and regenerating nature habitats, slowing and adapting to climate change, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emission, and helping native species to thrive.

Country/Region:
Sri Lanka

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities
Landscape
Marine

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Originally beginning as the Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Australia, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy has since grown to become the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia. Furthermore, their mission is the effective conservation of all Australian animal species and the habitats in which they live. Currently, they are currently delivering and influencing effective conservation across more than 12.9 million hectares across sanctuaries and partnership sites in iconic regions of Australia.

Region:
Australia

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Landscapes

Polar Bears International

Conservation Collective brings people together to find local solutions to global challenges. Their foundations are funding and delivering work focused on creating positive environmental impact through protecting and regenerating nature habitats, slowing and adapting to climate change, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emission, and helping native species to thrive.

Region:
Global

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities
Marine

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is a leading center for global earth science research and education. Scientists at Scripps focus on understanding and preserving the planet by investigating oceans, Earth, and the atmosphere. Their work covers climate change, hazard resilience, conservation, biodiversity, oceans and human health, national security, and innovative technology for observing the planet.

HQ:
San Diego

Area of Focus:
Landscapes
Wildlife
Communities
Marine

Island Conservation

Island Conservation, a global nonprofit, is dedicated to preventing extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. Collaborating with local communities, government management agencies, and conservation organizations, they target islands with the highest potential for preventing the extinction of globally threatened species. Island Conservation develops humane plans for invasive species removal, implements these plans, and conducts research to understand the positive impact on island ecosystems. Their comprehensive approach contributes significantly to safeguarding vulnerable native species and fostering resilient, balanced island environments while informing future conservation strategies.

 

Region:
Palau

Area of Focus:
Wildlife
Communities
Marine
Landscapes

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At a Glance: Fundación
Rewilding Argentina

1,850,000

…acres (or 750,000 hectares) of land protected.

264,000,000

…metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent sequestered.

370,658

…acres donated for new parkland creation.

OUR FOCUS - THE IBERÁ NATIONAL PARK:

This extraordinary wetland, the largest in Argentina, is home to 30% of the biodiversity in the country including endangered species such as the pampas and marsh deer, the maned wolf and grassland birds like the strange-tailed tyrant.

In 2005, what was to become one of the largest rewilding programs in the Americas was started, with the goal of restoring keystone species that had been extirpated from Iberá through hunting and habitat loss and were extinct in the region, the Province or, in some cases, the country. 

As the rewilding program developed, the cultural identity of Iberá began to recover alongside the ecosystems and natural processes, impacting a total population of 100,000 people who surround the park.

Today, Iberá stands as one of the world’s most successful ongoing conservation missions.