Elephant: Save Elephant Foundation
Save Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving rescue and rehabilitation programs, educational ecotourism, local community outreach, and environmental conservation programs. The foundation exists thanks to the passion of Saengduean ‘Lek’ Chailert and her tireless efforts to champion the rights of elephants in Asia, along with all animals in need.
For more information, visit saveelephant.org
Zebra: Grevy's Zebra Trust
Found only in northern Kenya and parts of Ethiopia, the Grevy’s zebra is the rarest and largest zebra species in the world. It is threatened by habitat loss as a result of overgrazing by livestock, restricted access to scarce water sources, and insecurity. Large scale infrastructure projects, planned to cut directly across critical habitat, further threaten its survival.
With roughly 3,000 individuals remaining, Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) is dedicated to helping this endangered zebra population rebound in Kenya, where it shares the majority of its range with pastoralist communities that keep livestock. GZT works with these communities to improve land health and monitor Grevy’s zebra to ensure they have access to key resources for their survival. GZT is also working to mitigate the impact of large-scale infrastructure projects in the landscape.
For more information, visit www.grevyszebratrust.org
Sloth: The Sloth Institute
The Sloth Institute's mission is to enhance and expand the welfare and conservation of sloths. They achieve this by taking a multifaceted 4-part approach to tackling the issues that put sloths in danger:
- RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE orphaned and injured sloths.
- RESEARCH of captive, wild, and recently released sloths including collaborations with conservationists and scientists around the world.
- EDUCATION to generate and disseminate responsible information about sloths to the general public and train local public servants on proper sloth information and rescue techniques.
- CONSERVATION programs that negate human encroachment issues impacting sloth’s welfare and habitat.
For more information, visit www.theslothinstitute.org
Polar Bear: The Perfect World Foundation
The Perfect World Foundation, founded in 2010, works with wildlife and nature in crisis all around the world. Over ten years they have ongoing admirable projects including: helping save the ocean, climate, and conserving a variety of animals such as the Polar Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and many more.
Polar Bear Advocacy: In addition to their education and awareness of Polar Bears and climate change, TPWF also arranges expeditions to Svalbard, to conduct arctic research expeditions. To combat global warming, due to the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, TPWF has initiated the global tree planting project “Attenborough Forest”. Trees naturally and efficiently absorb carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the effects of global warming.
For more information, visit https://www.theperfectworld.
Sea Turtle: See Turtles
SEE Turtles protects endangered sea turtles around the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts. Their Billion Baby Turtles program provides support for important turtle nesting beaches around the world. Too Rare to Wear is a campaign working to end the demand for turtleshell products. Their conservation trips provide volunteer and financial support for conservation efforts and their school programs help teachers and students learn about these incredible animals and how to protect them. Their Sea Turtles & Plastic campaign works to get plastic waste out of sea turtle habitats around the world. They also promote equity in the sea turtle community through our Sea Turtle Inclusivity Fund.
For more information, visit https://www.seeturtles.org/
Lemur: The Lemur Conservation Foundation
- Restoring Lemur's habitat through reforestation
- Educating students with guided field trips
- Fish farming training (reducing dependance on lemur bushmeat hunting)
In addition to LCF's efforts in Madagascar, they also have a 130-acre lemur reserve in Myakka City, FL, home to over fifty lemurs. Recognized internationally as a preeminent site for educators and scientific researchers, the reserve helps provide a safety net for endangered lemurs and collaborates on conservation and education initiatives worldwide.
For more information, visit www.lemurreserve.org
Kangaroo: Wild 2 Free
Wild 2 Free is a wildlife sanctuary located in southern New South Wales, Australia; started by authorized animal caregiver, Rae Harvey. The mission of the 157 acre farm in southern Australia is not only to bring rehabilitation care to wild Kangaroos, but to raise awareness to the public about Australian conservation and kangaroo health overall.
In late 2019, Wild 2 Free's farm was destroyed in a devastating bushfire; they have been recovering ever since. As they continue to build back up; they are still doing what they do best: care for the kangaroos of Australia.
For more information, visit wild2free.org.au
Tiger: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is taking strong action to help protect tiger populations throughout Asia, preserving the roughly 3,800 tigers left in the wild. DSWF takes a large part in patrolling tiger inhabited areas, deterring illegal poaching and hunting. In addition to their anti-poaching efforts, they take a large part in conservation projects in tiger populated areas.
For more information, visit https://davidshepherd.org/tigers/