Every person, business, and government can and must act in the best interest of the environment. We are confident that adopting a “responsible use” ethic across every sector of society is central to changing our behavior and creating a world that will sustain us long into the future.
Toward that end, we partner with governments, nonprofit organizations, universities, businesses, and local communities in our priority regions to strengthen our conservation efforts and maximize the collective ability to preserve our planet’s natural balance. We not only provide our partners with strategic, financial, and technical support, but also work with them to evaluate their challenges and come up with solutions that make economic and environmental sense.
We partner with businesses such as Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and McDonald’s to help them establish “green” benchmarks and embrace environmentally sound practices. These efforts enable them to reduce their impact on critical habitats and create economic opportunities for local communities that respect the need to use natural resources responsibly.
In addition, working with government leaders, civic organizations, and communities in some of the world’s most biologically unique and threatened areas has allowed us to help create vast tracts of protected habitats without sacrificing the livelihoods and well-being of the people who rely on those regions’ natural resources.
Safeguarding the health of people and our planet is the responsibility of everyone who benefits from nature's bounty. We must act together to ensure the health and diversity of life on Earth for generations.
We’ve always taken pride in our relationships with smart and creative corporate allies. Many have been making a difference for decades; others are just getting started.
We’re all in this together, whether we work in a village, a coffee shop, the corner office, or the presidential palace. We partner with those in the highest levels of government to help prioritize our efforts and write conservation into law.
We’re not the only NGO doing great work, nor would we want to be. That’s why we give money away to others making a difference.
People in the towns and villages where we work have become some of our best friends in the world.