The mission of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) is to: Directly fund local projects engaged in the conservation of unique natural and cultural resources of adventure travel destinations. The ATCF is a non-profit that will provide funding, connections and an international spotlight on projects that protect the cultural and natural resources which underpin the adventure tourism industry. Learn more at adventuretravelconservationfund.org
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Learn more at conservationalliance.com
Through the support of donors, Yosemite Conservancy provides grants and support to Yosemite National Park to help preserve and protect Yosemite today and for future generations. Work funded by the Conservancy is visible throughout the park, in trail rehabilitation, wildlife protection and habitat restoration. The Conservancy is also dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience and providing a deeper connection to the park through outdoor programs, volunteering, wilderness services and its bookstores. Thanks to dedicated supporters, the Conservancy has provided $92 million in grants to Yosemite National Park. Learn more at yosemiteconservancy.org or call 1-800-469-7275.
Elephant Village promotes responsible tourism in a way that not only provides a safe environment for elephants, but also a place that helps the local community thrive by creating work opportunities, purchasing goods such as elephant food, and donating clothes and other useful items to some remote villages nearby.
They are the first elephant camp in Laos to promote responsible tourism by offering only bare-neck elephant rides (one guest per elephant) as opposed to riding on a howdah, the painful wooden seats that carry two people. This is just one of the ways we limit the workload and stress on our elephants.
Their riding policies ensure that the elephants under our care are never overworked and most of their days are spent at leisure in the jungle. This allows tourists to contribute to elephant conservation in a way that is intimate, educational, guilt-free and, most of all, sustainable.
The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you, which is the world we all enjoy.
Learn more about Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics here.
Founded in 1996, the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) - now Camber Outdoors is the only national organization dedicated to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion by expanding opportunities for women in the Outdoor, Snow, and Bike Industries. OIWC provides professional development, education, and leadership programming that promotes women's advancement. Camber's vision is to have respect, inclusion and gender equality at every level in the workplace.
Learn more about Camber Outdoors here.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is a non-profit singularly focused on preserving, protecting, and promoting the Pacific Crest Trail. From shore to shore, members champion the needs of the Pacific Crest Trail, and are dedicated to the notion that through their hard work they can protect, preserve and promote the Trail as a precious gift for future generations.
Learn more about the Pacific Crest Trail Association here.