This year, we are glad to be working with Ocean Wise, Sustainable Travel International and Adventure Travel Conservation Fund to foster awareness of ocean pollution, wildlife poaching and sustainable tourism. As travellers, we want to give back to the places that fuel our explorations.
1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. They inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. They make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002, the members have given more than $265 million to the approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.
Ocean Wise’s vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing and they want to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise through increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.
Part of the organization’s work includes Ocean Wise Seafood, which is a well-recognized conservation program that makes it easy for consumers to choose sustainable seafood for the long term health of our oceans.
Sustainable Travel International believes that travel and tourism can protect the world’s natural and cultural riches and create economic opportunity. Their mission is to protect and conserve our planet’s most vulnerable destinations by transforming tourism’s impact on nature and people. They work to empower local communities, engage travelers and tourism businesses in responsible practices, and strengthen the management of destinations around the globe.
Adventure Travel Conservation Fund’s mission is clear: to harness the travel community’s environmental and cultural conservation efforts for maximum impact and they believe in the power of travel to protect and conserve. Moreover, Adventure Travel Conservation Fund provides funding, connections and support projects that protect the cultural and natural resources that underpin the adventure tourism industry. Ultimately, they envision that all travelers and the global travel community become stewards for the planet.
Their latest project aims to curb the increase in illegal wildlife poaching that has resulted from the economic impact of COVID-19 on on-the-ground rangers and conservation organizations