Please click on a logo if the non-profit organization sparks your interest. All of their conservation efforts are just and have my full support. It would be great if they could have yours as well!
Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the largest, most imperiled cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities , and governments. All administrative and overhead expenses are generously covered by Panthera’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati, allowing 100% of all donations made to go directly to the field where they are needed most.
The Andean Cat Alliance is a multinational and interdisciplinary network founded in 1999 by professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru to develop coordinated actions for the conservation of the Andean cat and its habitat. They aspire to the conservation and long term maintenance of Andean cat populations and its habitat, in harmony with human populations.
Coastal Jaguar Conservation
The Coastal Jaguar Conservation project was started in 2012 and aims to monitor the populations of jaguars and their prey species on the Caribbean of Costa Rica. In particular, it’s focus is on researching the unique behavior of jaguars predating on nesting sea turtles.
Santa Cruz Puma Project
The Santa Cruz Puma Project is a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the California Department of Fish and Game. They began the work in 2008 with a number of complimentary goals including developing a state-of-the-art wildlife-tracking collar; collecting data on wild mountain lions (Puma concolor) to better understand their physiology, behavior and ecology; developing a better understanding of the impacts of habitat fragmentation; and educating elementary and high school students about mountain lion behavior, ecology and conservation by bringing them into the field with their research project team members.
Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen
The Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a “sustainably managed wild population of wild Arabian leopards living in harmony with local communities in Yemen.” They partner with other organizations and individuals who have a stake in helping them achieve their mission. Their Program Implementation Plan, though developed independently, is closely aligned with the Strategy for the Conservation of the Leopard in the Arabian Peninsula which was published by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (Sharjah) in January 2010.
Snow Leopard Conservancy
The Snow Leopard Conservancy advances community-based stewardship of the snow leopard through education, research, and grassroots conservation action.
The Felidae Conservation Fund’s mission is to improve the state of global wild cat ecosystems through a sequence of research, education and online technologies to benefit humanity and drive meaningful change in the natural world.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ventana Wildlife Society
Founded in 1977, Ventana Wildlife Society led the way to successful reintroduction of the Bald Eagle and the California Condor, two of the most iconic birds in the world, to native habitats in Central California. Through a combination of rigorous scientific research, strategic communications, and proprietary outdoor curriculum we created effective tools to address tomorrow’s ecosystem management challenges. Ventana Wildlife Society will apply this proprietary methodology to recover threatened and endangered birds and species of concern to promote successful wildlife conservation. Working closely with local schools and other youth service providers, especially in the underserved communities, we also inspire hope for people and wildlife to thrive together by offering meaningful educational experiences for all ages. Ventana Wildlife Society educators strive to create citizen scientists and to inspire the next generation of wildlife stewards. The mission is to conserve native wildlife and their habitats.
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach. Founded in 1981, the Bird Observatory has produced over 30 years of scientific information on local bird populations, working with both government agencies and partner organizations.
Girls Who Click (GWC) is a nature and conservation photography 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that offers free nature photography workshops for teen girls. Suzi Eszterhas, an acclaimed wildlife photographer, founded GWC in an effort to encourage girls toward the challenging, male dominated, field of nature photography. Our workshops are led by accomplished professional women photographers from all over the United States. We believe that nature photography is more than pretty pictures – it’s about using effective pictures to make a difference. Our website will offer our young photographers an interface through which they can sell their top workshop photographs, with all proceeds going to conservation organizations around the world. Through GWC, girls will gather the confidence to pursue their passion and apply it as adult photographers and conservationists.
I have partnered with these companies because they make high-quality, long lasting products while also being conscious of their environmental impact.
Voltaic Systems is a portable power company based in Brooklyn, New York. A drained phone in the middle of Spain led their founder to design the first solar backpack. Since then, the number and types of electronic devices they use has multiplied and their relationship with them has become more intense. No matter where you or your devices are in the world, their goal is to keep them charged.
MindShift Gear is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, they are dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with Nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.
Camtraptions is a new company dedicated to developing remote and autonomous devices that will allow photographers and filmmakers around the world to leverage new technologies and achieve a fresh perspective in their work.
Osprey was born at the seat of a single sewing machine with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest standards. Since those humble beginnings Osprey has built a worldwide reputation and distribution network that holds true to those founding principles. Today Osprey packs are continuing that early pioneering spirit of daily adventure, from the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.