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Natural Habitat Philanthropy

Conservation travel has transformative power. It can benefit communities, safeguard wildlife and preserve cultural heritage. In addition to our conservation travel partnership with World Wildlife Fund, which we established in 2003, Natural Habitat Adventures also engages in various philanthropic initiatives in the places we visit. Nat Hab's commitment to conservation and sustainable development has inspired our leadership role in boosting grassroots efforts in destinations our guests have come to know and love. We actively pursue innovative efforts to conserve the environment and promote the welfare of these local communities.

If you are in charge of a sustainability project that aligns with our values in places we operate, or if you wish to learn more about our existing projects, please email us, or call Court Whelan, NHA's director of sustainability, at 800-543-8917.
Current Nat Hab Philanthropy Projects
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Arctic Fox Center

Arctic Fox Center

The center features a large exhibit that offers insights into ongoing local research and educates visitors about the life and history of Arctic foxes—Iceland’s sole native land mammals.
Asian Leopard Conservation

Asian Leopard Conservation

The Leopard Trust, a Colombo-based nongovernmental organization, has begun a four-year study of Sri Lanka's leopards—the country's first scientific leopard survey in Yala National Park.
Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Funding goes to purchasing two GPS collars that provide valuable research data on cheetah movements and patterns, and ultimately serve to alleviate human-wildlife conflict in Namibia.
Churchill Northern Studies Center: Rocket Greens

Churchill Northern Studies Center: Rocket Greens

The Churchill Northern Studies Center is an independent, nonprofit research and education facility. In November 2017 a cutting-edge Growcer hydroponic growing system was installed at the center.
Comupuba Women’s Co-op

Comupuba Women’s Co-op

Compuba is a women's commission from Punta Banco, a small coastal town in Costa Rica. Focusing on agriculture and tourism, Compuba's mission is to make natural products with fruits and herbs from local gardens.
Danadais

Danadais

For each Nat Hab traveler who experiences the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico's protected Biosphere Reserve, Nat Hab donates $5 to WWF Mexico to help support local conservation initiatives.
Kyaninga Child Development Centre

Kyaninga Child Development Centre

Kyaninga provides specialist rehabilitation for children with disabilities, including comprehensive physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, and inclusive education services.
Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program

Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program

Every year, Nat Hab donates $500 directly to Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program for each of our groups that visits the great gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California Sur.
Little Finches School House

Little Finches School House

This small preschool in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island is a shining example of grassroots education that offers reading groups, yoga classes, textile and art classes, and field trips within the local community.
Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership

Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership

The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership is a Malagasy NGO that is currently working with local guides and students to study the elusive Aye-aye, Madagascar's least understood and rarest lemur.
Oncafari Jaguar Research

Oncafari Jaguar Research

Onçafari is a conservation and research organization that focuses on jaguars in Brazil’s Pantanal to understand and illuminate how jaguars interact with one another and their environment.
RABEN Whale Disentanglement

RABEN Whale Disentanglement

The Mexican Big Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN) has attended to more than 120 entanglement reports, freeing whales so they can lead healthy normal lives, free from deadly fishing lines.
Wildcat Conservation & Breeding Program: Aigas Field Centre

Wildcat Conservation & Breeding Program: Aigas Field Centre

Aigas Field Center in Scotland is contributing to an important national program with wildlife parks and the Royal Zoological Society to bring the Scottish wildcat back from the edge of extinction.
Women in Conservation: Beehive Elephant Fencing in Tanzania

Women in Conservation: Beehive Elephant Fencing in Tanzania

Women in Conservation educates and inspires Tanzanian women to build careers in conservation. By identifying obstacles, the organization determines the most viable and sustainable solutions.
Past Nat Hab Philanthropy Projects
Bike Town Africa

Bike Town Africa

Assisting in transportation for health care workers in rural sub-Saharan communities, Bike Town Africa has provided more than 2,000 bicycles for healthcare staff to work at hospitals, clinics and schools.
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center

Nat Hab has adopted Wawa, an endangered sun bear that lives at a rehabilitation center we visit in Borneo, covering a full year of her care in hope that she will eventually be released back into the wild.
Bwindi Community School

Bwindi Community School

Helping raise the bar for students from kindergarten through college who live near Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas, Nat Hab is improving infrastructure at a local school, including six new flush toilets.
Charles Darwin Foundation

Charles Darwin Foundation

For conservation projects to succeed, decision makers need to be armed with sound scientific research, and Nat Hab proudly supports this organization's solid science-based conservation in the Galapagos.
Churchill Anglican Church Restoration

Churchill Anglican Church Restoration

In this small northern community where polar bears prowl the shore of Hudson Bay, an important building used for community and visitor programs is receiving some much-needed upgrades.
Darwin Animal Doctors

Darwin Animal Doctors

In the process of improving the lives of Galapagos Island pets, vets are protecting the islands' native wildlife through free veterinary care, including crucial parvo and distemper vaccinations for local dogs.
Ecology Project International

Ecology Project International

Local scientists and educators in the Galapagos are giving conservation a grassroots boost by increasing science literacy in youth through experiential immersion and hands-on research.
Floreana Biodiversity Heritage Community Campaign

Floreana Biodiversity Heritage Community Campaign

Island Conservation is successfully undertaking an ambitious, multi-phase restoration project that will eradicate invasive species and reestablish native wildlife on the Galapagos island of Floreana.
Garifuna Community School

Garifuna Community School

This school, founded to sustain cultural identity and values among Belize’s Garifuna people, is purchasing new traditional attire and drums to use at local celebrations and performances.
Glacier National Park Climate Film

Glacier National Park Climate Film

A Nat Hab Expedition Leader is making a film about how climate change affects pristine and fragile environments, and Glacier National Park is a prime example of these impacts.
Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership

Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership

The elusive aye-aye lemur, one of Madagascar’s rarest and least understood animals, is the focus of more intense scientific study in order to better understand how to save it from extinction.
Mbuga School Shelter

Mbuga School Shelter

Ndali Lodge, an eco-conscious property where Nat Hab stays during our Uganda gorilla safaris, is building a secondary school building for the community, adding much-needed classrooms for local kids.
Monarch Mural Restoration

Monarch Mural Restoration

A colorful mural depicting a timeline of local history at the center of Angangueo, the center of monarch butterfly ecotourism in Mexico, received a full-scale restoration by local artists.
Primary School in Karatu

Primary School in Karatu

Inspired by our groups' visits while on safari in Tanzania, and by the school's demonstrated need, Gyekrumalambo Primary School is now supported by Nat Hab Philanthropy as its primary benefactor.

Punta Banco Sea Turtle Nesting Project

Punta Banco Sea Turtle Nesting Project

Community-wide efforts have helped save and relocate hundreds of turtle nests in Costa Rica, and we’ve adopted 50 nests in support of this sustainable turtle protection program on the Pacific coast.
Ride4AWoman

Ride4AWoman

Uganda’s Buhoma village women started a successful bike rental business outside Bwindi National Park that is seeding other women-owned entrepreneurial efforts, adding a need for two new sewing machines.
Wild Macaw Project

Wild Macaw Project

Following a successful reintroduction of scarlet macaws, Costa Rica’s Wild Macaw Association is conducting ecological research, habitat protection and community development in the birds' native habitat.
Yellowstone Forever Wolf Project

Yellowstone Forever Wolf Project

Wolf research and monitoring in and around Yellowstone National Park is critical to the long-term health of wild wolves, and we continue to fund the annual collaring of a wolf for a year of scientific study.
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