We protect 1.7 million acres of Asian elephant habitat, conserving migration corridors and mitigating human-elephant conflict. Together with coastal communities, we restore mangroves and safeguard critical coral and seagrass habitats.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
“Ape trees” are growing! Using seeds collected from gorilla dung, we are expanding community tree nurseries and reforesting 1,000 acres with our partner Primate Expertise and Indigenous Batwa families.
“Since receiving a water tank, life has become good,” shared Julienne, whose family is one of over 200 tank recipients. Her children no longer miss school to collect water, and she enjoys better health and hygiene – while reducing threats to mountain gorillas.
With statewide land trust Delaware Wild Lands, we are planting 12,000 native trees to accelerate restoration of the 10,600-acre Great Cypress Swamp. This is a key area for migratory birds along the Atlantic flyway and the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Belize is smaller than Massachusetts yet has more tree diversity—1,251 species and counting—than the continental United States. Through targeted training, we improve management of tropical forests and the essential ecosystem services they provide.
In spite of the pandemic and hurricanes, our partner ProCosta collaborated with community members to achieve a nest protection rate of 99.3% in Jiquilisco Bay – the most important nesting site for hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific.
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
Neang Thy has been exploring Cambodia’s forests for decades. His skilled monitoring improves protection for endangered Asian elephants, pileated gibbons, and other at-risk wildlife. He has also discovered new species, including a bent-toed gecko!
“Discovering new species underscores the global importance of Cambodia’s biodiversity and the urgent need for exploration and protection.”
– Neang Thy, Cambodia Program Coordinator
OUR CLIMATE RESILIENCE
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and healthy ecosystems our best defense. Together with our partners, we are proud to conserve 2.5 million acres of priority ecosystems globally. This collaborative action fuels the resilience of communities and wildlife to our changing climate.
Wild Earth Allies has been a top-ranked charity for many years, so you can feel confident your support will directly impact fieldwork. Please, join us.