Conservation Organisations

This is a diverse list of conservation organisations addressing a variety of challenges from across the world. If you would like to suggest a conservation organisation for us to add, please let us know here. We will do our own due diligence before adding them.

African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 19 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 14.7 million hectares: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our goal is to manage 30 parks by the end of 2030. Because of the geographic spread and representation of different ecosystems, this will be the most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks under one management across Africa. Learn more here.

Birdlife International

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Together we are over 100 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country – and growing.

We are driven by our belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through our global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables us to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature.

We believe that our actions are providing both practical and sustainable solutions significantly benefiting nature and people. On this website you will find many examples of BirdLife success stories from every corner of the globe. Learn more here.


We believe young people are the change-agents our planet needs to be a healthy and thriving home for all life.  CoalitionWILD connects and equips the world’s young change-makers to tackle our planet’s greatest conservation challenges. CoalitionWILD is building a powerful, globally connected community of emerging leaders to transform the planet through youth-driven solutions. We work to create lasting youth leadership for the planet through capacity building initiatives that produce youth-led action, benefitting both the environment and local communities. Learn more here.

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing and expanding Dian’s work. We protect gorillas and their forests every day, while also helping the people who live near them. Decades of daily direct protection have saved mountain gorillas from the brink of extinction and stabilized their tiny population. We know from our decades of research that this daily protection is critical to conservation success. Science is a critical part of our work, because it provides important information about the gorillas as well as the other animals and plants in the forest ecosystem they all share. This helps our staff and park management develop the most effective conservation strategies, as we learn about gorilla life, ecology, health, genetics and more.

We are dedicated to providing young African scientists with the skills they need to become future leaders in conservation, science and education. This includes training hundreds of local college students each year, providing scholarships to our staff for obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees, providing professional internships, and building capacity of national park staff. We believe that conservation succeeds best when it is a community effort. Yet many local people who live where we work face critical needs, such as clean water, food security and limited livelihood opportunities. Our community programs help address these issues and also bring education programs to thousands of children and adults. Conservation thrives when people are thriving too. Learn more here. 

European Rewilding Network (ERN)

Rewilding Europe recognises that our work is part of a broader European rewilding movement. As part of this movement, many great and inspirational initiatives have already developed over the last few decades, with new projects continuing to mushroom across the continent.

The objective of our groundbreaking European Rewilding Network (ERN) is to bring these initiatives closer together, empowering each network member with the information and tools to be more successful in their rewilding endeavours. We want to establish a living network of myriad rewilding initiatives, supporting them and facilitating the adoption of best rewilding practices and methodologies. Learn more here.

Global Forest Generation

Global Forest Generation (GFG) restores forest ecosystems across vast landscapes. Partnering with grassroots leaders and communities, we’re regenerating forest ecosystems for their vital roles in preserving water and wildlife and serving as nature’s massive reservoirs for carbon emissions. We ensure that long-term forest stewardship by indigenous communities sustains their livelihoods and culture. Learn more here.

Global Rewilding Alliance

Global Rewilding Alliance
“To restore stability to our planet, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing that we’ve removed. It’s the only way out of this crisis we’ve created – we must rewild the world.” – Sir David Attenborough

The Global Rewilding Alliance (GRA) is a growing network of more than 130 practitioner and messenger organizations, with a common mission to rewild the Earth and stabilize the climate where restored wild lands and seas provide a secure future for people, nature and the planet. We are an official implementation partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Alliance members are working to rewild more than 100 million hectares of land and sea in more than 70 countries. The GRA connects people working on rewilding in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America and globally. With respect and inclusion for age, gender, culture and origin, the Alliance works towards agreed targets and aims to ensure that common messages are understood, practical actions undertaken, and results achieved. Learn more here.

International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF)

Taking on some of the largest biodiversity conservation projects on the continent, the IAPF delivers ecological stability and long-term protection of large-scale wilderness landscapes by supporting and empowering local communities. We: Connect: through scalable, innovative landscape conservation. Protect: through sustainable community empowerment programs. Restore: through effective leadership, research, & partnerships. Learn more here.

Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

We advance the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of our founder, we inspire hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to join us in taking care of the planet we call home. Whether we’re restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with our Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, we find practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment. Learn more here.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Our mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities. You can help build a better tomorrow. It starts right here. Right now. Learn more here.

Mossy Earth

We work with one mission in mind, to restore wild ecosystems, support wildlife and biodiversity and help fight climate change. To see our approach, projects, transparency, team etc watch our YouTube channel here and you can learn more here.

National Parks Conservation Association

With more than 1.6 million members and supporters beside us, we are the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. We celebrate the parks — and work tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom or on Capitol Hill.

From our national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 27 locations nationwide, we call on our program and policy experts, committed volunteers, staff lobbyists, community organizers and communications specialists to inform and inspire the public and to influence decision makers to ensure that our national parks are well protected.

We’ve earned many hard-won victories together — but our national parks face new threats every day. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing our national parks, then use your voice to advocate on their behalf. Learn more here. 


Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass is a marine conservation charity dedicated to ensuring that seagrass meadows are protected globally, for the biodiversity and people that depend on them. Project Seagrass was created with the approach of turning cutting-edge research into effective conservation action and education schemes, by collaborating with local communities and other stakeholders. Learn more here.

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organisation working to build a future in which nature is protected and biodiversity flourishes, where farmers, workers, and communities prosper, and where sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm. We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

We are an alliance of farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers committed to creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. By bringing diverse allies together, we are making deep-rooted change on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time. We’re implementing proven and scalable solutions on the ground while testing innovative ways to drive change. Learn more here.

Rainforest Connection

We combine the power of eco-acoustics, AI, and our team of experts to leverage our acoustic technology systems to enable the protection and preservation of threatened ecosystems and endangered species in project sites and in partnership with organizations around the world

Our systems detect threats, such as illegal logging, and monitor biodiversity, enabling us to take action against deforestation and climate change and to adapt to the impacts of the ongoing biodiversity loss crisis that’s pushing thousands of species towards extinction.

By listening to and learning from nature, we can act proactively to inform conservation efforts and protect these species and forests before they are lost forever. Learn more here.


We protect ecosystems, species, and people through ground-breaking research and peer reviewed publications; creating local, multi-sector constituencies for targeted land protection and restoration; producing leading-edge biodiversity science that underpins global conservation efforts; and designing and scaling technology to protect species and communities. Our success includes land and watershed restoration agreements and breakthrough conservation technologies. Learn more here.

Rewilding Britain

Britain should be teeming with wildlife. Instead many of our wildlife populations – from songbirds to insects and plankton – are collapsing. To repair our planet we must urgently achieve net carbon zero — and natural climate solutions can contribute significantly to this aim. Protecting our living world and our climate are largely one and the same. And rewilding, the large-scale restoration of ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself, plays a vital role in both.

Rewilding also presents opportunities for communities to diversify and create more resilient, nature-based economies — and reconnects us with the wonders of wild nature, improving physical and mental health. We can all help build a better, more resilient future. This relies on everyone — particularly those who own or derive their living from the land and sea — taking individual and collective action. Mobilising and supporting a movement of locally-led action by communities, local networks, volunteer groups and landowner clusters is just as important as influencing governments. Learn more here.


The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.  Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. We impact conservation in more than 70 countries and territories thanks to our members, staff and scientists. Guided by science and equity, we find paths to solve climate change and biodiversity loss. We’re determined to make a major difference by 2030. Learn more here.


Treesistance is a movement and an impact blueprint centered on the protection of the Amazon and other tropical forests of the world. Working at the intersection where Indigenous knowledge and science meet. We create disruptive models that have long lasting tangible impact. Our mission is to revolutionise forest crime prevention, the protection of global biodiversity and how the world interacts with nature. The Treesistance distributes resources directly to the Indigenous people on the frontlines of the climate battle. All activities are Indigenous-Led and ran in consultation with the relevant Indigenous representative bodies in the region. Our mission is to stop the destruction of primary rainforest, protect biodiversity and uphold human rights. Learn more here.

Tompkins Conservation

We believe the world can be more wild, beautiful, and equitable. We’ve protected primeval forests as national parks. We’ve helped missing species come home. We’ve campaigned to keep threatened rivers wild and free. We know that damaged landscapes and seascapes can rebound and human communities can flourish as a consequence of conservation. We have seen it. We have lived it.

We have a rewilding approach to conservation—everything we do can be measured in land and sea protected, wildlife populations recovered, and neighboring communities prospering as a result of conservation. All of this positive work in the world has been accomplished with partners. Learn more here.

Tusk Trust

Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. We partner with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, we help accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution. We also build long-lasting relationships with our donors and seek to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding.

For over 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 50 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species. Learn more here.

Whitely Fund For Nature and Whitley Awards

Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK fundraising and grant-giving charity, which supports conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South. Over 29 years we have channelled £20 million to more than 200 conservationists in 80 countries.

We offer long term, laddered support to courageous changemakers leading local solutions to the global biodiversity and climate crises; they are acting on the latest science and igniting projects with passion. Through these award winners we support work rooted in communities that creates lasting benefits for wildlife, landscapes and people. Learn more here.

Wild Aid

We believe that when the buying stops, the killing can too. WildAid’s mission is to inspire and empower the world to protect wildlife and vital habitats from critical threats.

The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar global industry largely driven by consumer demand in expanding economies. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts. We also work with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts. Learn more here.

Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN)

We help conservationists carry out their best ideas to protect wildlife. WCN’s Conservation Partners are committed to protecting endangered species and helping wildlife and people to coexist. Our partners develop solutions to allow people and wildlife to coexist and thrive. Our network is an incredible community of WCN conservationists, supporters, and staff all united in our passion for wildlife. Every penny of your donation goes directly to the field there’s no overhead. Learn more here.

Wild Earth Allies

Wild Earth Allies joins forces with local organizations and individuals to protect the wildlife and habitats that are so vital to our global biodiversity and sustainability. Our mission is to protect vital areas of our natural world for the benefit of wildlife, habitats, and people by inspiring collaborative action. Our organization is built on important values—optimism, cultural respect, shared learning, and integrity—and we run lean, which has earned us the top nonprofit ranking from Charity Navigator for many years. Learn more here.

WILD Foundation

Unite the power of people and wild nature. With nearly 50 years global experience mobilizing international coalitions for the protection of wilderness, working in over 40 countries, WILD has substantial reach. Each year we draw on this reach to expand and strengthen to protect and defend our wild Earth. Learn more here.

Women’s Earth Alliance

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) is on a mission to protect our environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world by empowering women’s leadership. In some of the most environmentally threatened places in the world, WEA leaders are defending forests and rivers, saving threatened indigenous seeds, launching sustainable farms, conserving coral reefs, and protecting land rights.

WEA takes a different approach than investing in a water well that might fail, or providing a one-time loan that could leave a woman in debt and without options. Our model identifies grassroots women leaders working on the frontlines to reverse climate change and protect their communities’ natural resources, livelihoods, and health. We invest in their long-term leadership through training, funding, and networks of support. These women leaders spread their solutions to many others for years beyond project investments – creating a ripple effect that benefits women’s communities, regions, our Earth, and future generations. Learn more here.