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Good Causes,environment & wildlife charities and conservation campaigns

There are many many worthwhile good causes, charities and campaigns, most of which do fantastic work in a huge variety of different fields. We have chosen to highlight some of them for no other reason that they are the ones we know about and have some information on. It is not an exhasutive list, or even close to it, but we will keep expanding it every week in the hope that just a little publicity will help them with their goals.

Wildlife Charities

Marine Charities


Further Wildlife Charities

Conservation Charities

  • African Parks
  • LionAid - Over the past 50 years Africa's lion populations have plummeted from over 200,000 individuals back in the 1960's to fewer than 25,000 today. A shocking number if you consider the size of that continent, and by far the greatest number of remaining lion populations are small, scattered, and highly vulnerable.
  • The Open Spaces Society - The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 and is Britain’s oldest national conservation body.  
  • The Land Trust
  • Galapagos Conservancy - Galapagos Conservancy connects people across the globe to conservation efforts taking place in the Galapagos Islands and plays a catalyst role in moving key programs.
  • Okapi Conservation Project - The objective of OCP is to conserve the okapi in the wild while preserving the cultural and biological dynamics of the ecosystem.
  • Bombay Natural History Society
  • Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force - The Zimbabwe Conservation Task force was formed in April 2001 by a group of Zimbabweans, who were desperately concerned about the unacceptable levels of poaching as well as the destruction of the environment due to the break down of law and order in Zimbabwe.
  • Centre for advanced research in natural resources & management - Based in Bangladesh, CARINAM's mission is to protect and conserve biodiversity and other resources in their natural habitats.
  • Trees for Life - Our vision is to restore a wild forest, which is there for its own sake, as a home for wildlife and to fulfil the ecological functions necessary for the wellbeing of the land itself.
  • Plantlife - Plantlife is the charity that speaks up for the nation's wild plants.
  • Wildlife Alliance - Wildlife Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Cambodia working directly with communities and governments to improve forest management.
  • Muskwa Wildlife Projects - Our main goal is to protect the European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) and its habitat in the Romanian Carpathians.
  • Bat Conservation International (BCI)
  • Hutan - HUTAN - a French grassroot non-profit organisation - has been working to develop and implement innovative solutions to conserve the orang-utan in Sabah, Malaysia since 1996
  • The Wildlife For All Trust - We offer unique opportunities for people who are serious about wanting to make a difference to wildlife conservation.
  • FundaciĆ³n Jocotoco - Fundación Jocotoco is an Ecuadorian organisation established to protect land of critical importance to the conservation of Ecuador's endangered birds and associated biodiversity
  • Pond Conservation - Pond Conservation is a UK national charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife of ponds, lakes and rivers.
  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles, and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.
  • Fauna & Flora International - FFI acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs.
  • ElefantAsia - Working to save Asia's elephants.
  • The Ingwe Leopard Project - carries out research into leopard behaviour and numbers in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
  • Panthera - saves in situ populations of the world's 36 species of wild cats and the landscapes they inhabit in all regions of the world.
  • The John Muir Trust - The John Muir Trust is the UK's leading wild land conservation charity. 
  • People's Trust for Endangered Species - The People's Trust for Endangered Species was founded in 1977 with the aim of helping to ensure a future for many species of endangered creatures worldwide.

Bird links

Environmental charities


Wildlife Campaigns

  • Virgin Unite - Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way.
  • European Wildlife
  • The Hare Preservation Trust - The HPT has a broad remit and promotes the constructive enjoyment of hares in the peace of the countryside, for example by photography and video production. We welcome new members who share our ideals.
  • 2020VISION - 2020VISION is a multimedia project that communicates the link between people's well being and the restoration of natural systems.
  • Project Bear - To help sustain the long-term future of the bear population in the High Tatras.
  • Badger Trust - Since 1986 the organisation has been the leading voice for badgers.
  • Project Shark Fin NZ - Petition against shark finning in New Zealand
  • TRAFFIC - Joint capaign run by the WWF and IUCN to halt the trade in illegal wildlife goods.

More wildlife charities

  • The Sumatran Orangutan Society is - The Sumatran Orangutan Society is dedicated to protecting orangutans and their habitat through rainforest restoration, community-led conservation, education and campaigning.
  • The Cheetah Conservation Fund - The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is a charitable organization founded in 1990 in Namibia, and works throughout all cheetah-range countries in Africa and Asia by carrying out scientific research upon which conservation and education programs are designed and implemented.
  • Global Tiger Patrol - Global Tiger Patrol (GTP) has been in the forefront of efforts to work with communities, scientists and authorities to identify and take the most appropriate tiger conservation action.
  • The Vincent Wildlife Trust
  • Snow Leopard Trust - With their estimated to be less than 3,500 Snow Leopards left in the wild the Snow Leopard Trust engages in community based conservation to try and ensure the survival of this magnificent species and at the same time improve the livelihoods of the herder families who live in the high mountain ranges of Central Asia.
  • Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International - The Atlanta-based Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.
  • Endangered Species International - More than thirteen million species remain to be discovered in the world;
  • Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust - Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre is learning facility for Zambian children focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation issues.
  • Wildlife S.O.S - Working to save Indian Wildlife.
  • American Bird Conservancy - Protecting birds throughout the Americas.
  • The World Society for the Protection of Animals - The World Society for the Protection of Animals is the world‘s largest alliance of humane societies and animal protection organisations, representing over 800 member societies in more than 147 countries.
  • Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) - is committed to urgent action that prevents destruction of India's wildlife.
  • Sirenian International - Working to conserve manatees and dugongs worldwide.
  • Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK - Dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of Orangutans and their habitat in the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo.
  • International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) - Working to conserve manatees and dugongs worldwide.
  • Defenders of Wildlife - Dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.
  • The Bonobo Conservation Initiative - Protecting mans closest relative in the forests of Central Africa.
  • Tusk Trust - Tusk Trust is a UK-based African conservation organisation, with eighteen years’ experience of protecting wildlife, promoting education and supporting community development initiatives throughout Africa. 
  • Turgwe Hippo Trust - The first and only non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of hippos in the world.
  • Tiger Awareness - Working to save tigers in India.
  • The Peregrine Fund - Conserving birds of Prey.
  • Zoological Society of London - The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) was founded in 1826 and is now an international scientific, conservation and educational charity.
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW. - IFAW works throughout the world to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals by protecting wildlife habitats, reducing commercial exploitation and helping animals in distress.
  • Frankfurt Zoological Society
  • Congo Rangers - Protecting the gorillas and wildlife of Central Africa.
  • Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation - Working to save orangutans from extinction.