We are delighted to work with the Explorers Against Extinction as our headline conservation charity partner for the 2020 Wildlife & Safari Travel Show.
Explorers Against Extinction (UK registered charity 1177505) works to raise awareness about species extinction and habitat loss while also raising significant funds to safeguard wildlife and wild spaces. The team all work on a voluntary basis and are united by their passion for travel and conservation.
To Fundraise – for specific frontline or immediate-need projects.
To give Profile – from the critically endangered Tapanuli Orangutan to specialist conservation canines and rangers working to protect iconic species, Explorers Against Extinction shine a light on the amazing work of their conservation partners to help them generate long-term funding and support.
To Educate – through annual campaigns and social media, and by working with schools in the UK and Africa they connect with a wide audience and educate on key conservation topics.
To Inspire Positive Action – the world is facing an unprecedented natural crisis but by working together it is possible to make a difference.
“I have been a huge fan of Explorers Against Extinction for the last few years as it combines all my passions for travel, conservation, art and photography.”
Levison Wood, Patron
“I am delighted to support Explorers Against Extinction. Species extinction is a vital issue.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Patron
“Through annual exhibitions and events we aim to ignite a passion for responsible travel and conservation and to connect with ‘everyday explorers’ who, like us, want to safeguard wildlife and wild spaces for future generations.”
Sara White, Trustee & co-founder
Projects – Partnerships to Protect the Wild.
The charity focuses on frontline conservation and has partnered with many different high-profile organisations including Fauna and Flora International, Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino International, African Parks, Painted Dog Conservation, Ape Alliance, Giraffe Conservation Foundation and the Sheldrick Trust.
Projects range in size and spend. Their most ambitious project to date established a new working dogs programme in Garamba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo for $50,000 USD and their smallest project was raising profile and $2,500 in funds for the Mariamma Charitable Trust working to mitigate human/wildlife conflict in Bandipur, India. They do not tend to donate to core funds but to specific, tangible, often time sensitive projects, meaning results are quick to see.
Key Initiatives -Together we can Make a Difference
A range of innovative initiatives help to raise awareness about important conservation issues while also raising funds. These include:
CARBON FOR CONSERVATION – RE-GREEN THE PLANET
Only 15% of the earth’s land surface is protected
A wild space scheme – new for 2020 – encourages people to offset their carbon footprint by using Explorers Against Extinction’s carbon calculator. 100% of donations help to safeguard important wildlife habitats through partner tree planting and seed dispersal programmes.