Read on to learn more about these exceptional organizations and how they are working to safeguard the most precious marvels of our planet.
Endangered Species International (ESI) is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, saving endangered species, and preserving their vital ecosystems. ESI is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, with field offices across the globe. What makes them different from other conservation organizations is that you can be sure that 98% of donated funds for their programs are on the ground. They are very proud they use every bit of support to truly back conservation efforts. ESI is an outstanding organization with projects worldwide to protect endangered species and save biodiversity. They also work closely with indigenous people. Their ancestral lands are home to incredible cultural and biological diversity. ESI strongly believes in empowering indigenous people and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, environmental justice, protecting their lands, and maintaining their traditions. ESI continuously develops research and conservation actions that integrate and benefit indigenous people.
ESI uses less than 2% of its budget for management and operations. Since 2013, ESI has won a Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits and has reached the Platinum participation level through the GuideStar Exchange. Finally, ESI was honored to be a Top 5 Nominee in the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards recognize the greatest champion of social and environmental progress, a powerful testament to this organization's commitment to transparency and hard work.
Working to Remove Fishing Nets
We are proud to help support ESI's important program that protects marine life and removes plastics and ghost nets from the ocean. Currently, ESI is working to remove 400 pounds of floating plastic per day and dispose of it properly, reducing the mortality of marine wildlife. ESI works directly with local communities to remove 35,000 ghost nets from the Central Sulawesi coast in Indonesia and Mindanao Island in the Philippines, where thousands of abandoned nets aggregate each year. At the same time, ESI conducts aggressive awareness activities to help local communities properly dispose of their old fishing nets for recycling.
We are proud to be a supporter of Endangered Species International!
The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization, working with diverse partners that include scientists, land managers, educators, policymakers, farmers, and communities. By utilizing applied research, engaging in advocacy, providing educational resources, addressing policy implications, and building community, the Xerces Society strives to make meaningful long-term conservation a reality. For nearly 50 years, this organization has worked to protect endangered species and their habitats, published ground-breaking publications, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to conserve habitat, and raised awareness about the importance and plights of invertebrates in forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans. Their key program areas are pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.
We proudly support the Xerces Society, which helps to protect
the life that sustains all of us through invertebrate conservation!