Durrell Wildlife Conservation
We have long supported the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (formerly the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust) in its invaluable work in aiding conservation worldwide.
The Trust runs captive breeding projects and an international education programme for conservationists from many countries, perpetuating its founder’s ideals through local projects to the benefit of those countries in particular and the natural world in general.
Belize Audubon Society
The Belize Audubon Society is, as always, supported by us in its valiant efforts to conserve Belize’s natural treasures. Now in its fourth decade, it was the founding conservation organisation in Belize, and its invaluable work has led to the gazetting of numerous national parks and reserves. Belize Audubon Society also leads the fight against unsustainable developments in Belize, such as cruise ship ports and captive dolphin displays, and relies solely on private support.
Environmental Investigation Agency
The Environmental Investigation Agency is laudable for their often dangerous work in trying to curb the cruel pet trade in wild animals and body parts, exposing illegal logging and fighting mass killings of porpoises. The EIA also helps fund training for local activists and officials who are their eyes and ears in the continuing battle against man’s relentless degradation of his environment.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
The International Fund for Animal Welfare strives to prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world. From stopping the elephant ivory trade, to ending the Canadian seal hunt and saving the whales from extinction, IFAW works to create solutions that benefit both animals and people.
The Shark Trust
A laudable local conservation partner is the Plymouth-based Shark Trust. Although sharks are not the most obvious subjects for conservation, their position at the top of the marine food chain makes them of paramount importance for the general well-being of the oceans, and ultimately our own. Disturbing developments in recent years have led to their sharp decline in most parts of the world, raising an urgent need for action to combat the mass slaughter of those fascinating, primeval creatures.