Projects eligible for donation
Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) is a Filipino non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of marine megafauna. They activate governments, communities and the next generation with science-based solutions to sustainably manage marine megafauna and their habitats in Southeast Asia. LAMAVE believes science, people and knowledge are key to protect the oceans and the species that call them home. The team, who comes from different backgrounds are united by a shared passion to ensure a secure and prosperous ocean for marine life and people. LAMAVE began in 2010 as a marine mammal research expedition in the Bohol Sea – an incredible deep water trench in Central Visayas with strong currents and upwellings. It quickly became obvious that the Bohol Sea was a hotspot for marine megafauna, hosting not only cetaceans but also whale sharks, manta rays and turtles. They diversified their research efforts to encompass these other marine taxa. Over time the locations of LAMAVE´s research sites grew as well, expanding their conservation impact across the country.
One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a focus on global reforestation. As an environmental charity, they are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees! Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, the organization now works with awesome reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them to get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity. In 2020, they more than tripled the impact that they had in 2019 – the organization planted 15 million trees!
The Orangutan Project
The Orangutan Project is a passionate group of people dedicated to saving the orangutan, led by an experienced set of wildlife experts that have been working for over 20 years to protect orangutans. Their brand, staff, supporters, partners and the community are working to protect orangutans from extinction. It is a non-partisan organization that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection and land acquisition through its own programs to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia. The philosophy of the project is to work flexibly and tailor what is necessary to get the job done for orangutan conservation and welfare, with its organizations needs always subservient to the best outcome for orangutans.
Rettet den Regenwald
Rainforest Rescue, in Germany „Rettet den Regenwald“, was founded in 1986 and is a non-governmental environmental organization with head office in Germany which advocates the preservation of rainforests at the global level. It is a politically independent organization that defends the inhabitants of the tropical rainforests and their living spaces. The work of the organization consists of launching petitions on its website and collecting donations for concrete projects in the affected tropical areas. The protest actions mainly deal with ecologic and social problems caused by the trade of tropical timber, gold mining, the expansion of industrial-scale monocultures, and land conflicts with indigenous populations.
The organization does not receive any subsidies from the state or local governments and its activities are exclusively financed through donations. Today around 3,500 sustaining members are supporting the organization’s work by annual donations, apart from thousands of sporadic donations every year. In November 2002 the journal Öko-Test investigated its handling of donations and awarded Rainforest Rescue with the grade “very good“.
Project Wings, a non-profit environmental organization, based in Germany, pursues a very special goal: the construction of a recycling village on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Plastic pollution is a big issue here because of a missing garbage disposal system and the plastic waste import from western industrialized countries.
In order to free nature from plastic waste and to recycle it sensibly, Project Wings falls back on a well-known concept: Ecobricks. These are plastic bottles that are filled with collected and cleaned plastic waste. The Ecobricks are made by the locals themselves. They receive the equivalent of 29 cents each, enough money for a warm meal. With the help of this deposit system, over 40,000 Ecobricks have already been produced and collected. These Ecobricks build the foundation of the recycling village, which includes several hostels, a vegetarian restaurant, a soccer field and other rooms for workshops. Above all, people with disabilities, who are often excluded from society, should work in the village. All income is reinvested directly in local projects.
In addition to the construction of the recycling village, Project Wings also cooperates with local organizations and campaigns, among other things, for the reforestation of the rainforest and the protection of Sumatran orangutans.
After the construction of the recycling village in Indonesia, further projects of this kind are to follow. Project Wings would like to be active especially in countries with similar problems and to stand up for people, animals and the environment.
Pro Wildlife is an international non-profit animal welfare and conservation organization, based in Germany. The main goal of the association is the enforcement of better protection acts and measures for wild animals, whose population is threatened by poaching, hunting, animal trading and the destruction of their habitats. The focus of the organization is on elephants, monkeys, dolphins, whales, sharks, reptiles and amphibians.
The protection of every single animal is as much important as the survival of every species in its habitat. Pro Wildlife rescues wild animals in need, saves dependencies and raises the population´s awareness locally for the protection of wild animals. With political businesses the organization impinges on laws and decisions to check the freebooting of the nature. Moreover they show up grievances and inform media, consumer and politicians of current developments in wildlife conservation.
The most important projects and campaigns are for example fighting against animal smuggling, undercover against poachers, whaling in Norway, prohibition of wild animals in circuses, hunting kangaroos, and many more.
Primaklima, a non-profit organization has been campaigning actively for 30 years for the climate by planting trees and saving forests worldwide. The climate protection activists could already plant over 14 million trees into the ground and relieve the atmosphere from harmful carbon dioxide.
Primaklima could implement successfully many forest projects around the globe so far. For now, they are working actively on four continents. The association is constituted of a management board, supervisory committee, external independent forestry experts and 200 members. Regular visitations of the projects through Primaklima ensure the success and reliability of the projects.
Mostly those demographic groups profit from the international projects, which have contributed hardly to climate change but possibly have been susceptible to the effects of climate change to a special degree.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. Its slogan is “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.
The organization focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.
It also campaigns for a vegan lifestyle and works on an variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds and other animals who are considered „pests“ as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works in various ways for example through cruelty investigations, animal rescue, protest campaigns, etc.
OceanCare is a politically independent, non-profit organization based in Zurich, Switzerland, which has been committed to the protection of marine mammals and their habitat since 1989. With research and protection projects, campaigns, environmental education, and work in international committees, the organization is taking concrete steps to improve living conditions in the oceans around the world. The association tries to protect marine animals from underwater noise, organizes beach cleanings, and supports animal rescuers worldwide. The activist’s free marine animals which have become entangled in plastic waste, fishing lines or old nets. OceanCare requests responsible behavior with the aid of environmental campaigns. As a specialist department for marine protection, OceanCare cooperates with the media and supports the travel industry in the area of
Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. The organization, which was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada, defends the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing, and confronting environmental abuse, championing environmentally responsible solutions, and advocating for the rights and well-being of all people. Greenpeace´s work includes:
- Saving The Arctic
- Protecting Our Forests And Oceans
- Fighting Global Warming
- Living Toxic-Free
- Promoting Sustainable Food
- Defending Democracy
Future for Elephants
Future For Elephants e.V. is a German animal welfare organization who is fighting for the worldwide protection of elephants and their habitats. The activists want to increase public awareness about the existential threat to elephants and engage in dialogue with politicians, hoping to improve elephant protection by law.
They support a number of local wildlife conservation projects, establishing anti-poaching measures in cooperation with local communities, protecting habitats and caring for injured elephants. Also they are working to achieve a complete shut-down of national ivory markets, a ban on all international ivory trade as well as the end of trophy hunting. The association pursues these objectives by participating in pressure groups, writing open letters, setting up petitions and also engage in dialogue with decision makers.
Together with the international initiative Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) the animal welfarists aim to stop poaching, and to choke demand for ivory once and for all (main focus Asia).