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The Conservation Collective is a network of local philanthropic foundations focused on protecting, preserving and restoring the natural environment.

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Conservation Collective. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘How We Do Good‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Conservation Collective and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit conservation-collective.org to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Conservation Collective social media pages, and help spread the word.
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Conservation Collective. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to The Conservation Collective and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit conservation-collective.org to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    The Conservation Collective social media pages, and help spread the word.

About Us

The Conservation Collective is a network of local environment foundations based in 17 locations (mostly popular tourist destinations) around the world.

We unlock new funding for the best grassroots projects dedicated to preserving, protecting, and regenerating biodiverse ecosystems and to slowing down and adapting to climate change. We encourage people and businesses, with strong connections to a particular place, to donate funds so that we can support local initiatives, raise awareness of climate and biodiversity issues, promote collective action, and encourage communities to act more sustainably.

Featured project: Save the Monkseals

The Mediterranean monk seal is a critically endangered species unique to Mediterranean waters. It is estimated that there are only 700 individuals left in the wild, with Greece, Cyprus and Turkey being the most important hotspots for their occurrence. In fact, out of those 700 individuals, around 300 are found in Greek region.

The Cyclades Preservation Fund has been working tirelessly since 2018 to raise awareness about the threats that – among most biodiversity in the archipelago – this very shy but exceptionally charismatic species faces. A video, developed thanks to funding from CPF, featuring rare footage of the seals, can be seen here.

Similarly, the Ionian Environment Foundation is committed to supporting the protection of the Mediterranean monk seal’s critical habitat, in order to secure the continuation of the already extremely scarce population. To do this, IEF has partnered with a local environmental group to help map and monitor coastal caves where monk seals are known to shelter, as well as engaged in public awareness-raising campaigns.

Support the Cyclades Preservation Fund

Support the Ionian Environment Foundation

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How We Help

Environmental philanthropy faces two key challenges: persuading people to direct money to the biggest issue of our time and getting that money to the most effective environmental initiatives. The Conservation Collective has a proven and winning formula for both. We build clubs of donors linked to places they care passionately about, to open new channels of funding for nature restoration. We believe that people are instinctively “place-based”, and that when it comes to conservation and philanthropy, we are all more likely to want to protect the places we love. We set up, incubate, and support local environmental foundations. Those most affected by environmental problems are often best placed to tackle them, and grassroots action is our most powerful weapon.

The power of the Conservation Collective is in our ability to quickly and easily replicate our model to set up new foundations in new locations, raise funding more effectively and efficiently, and share knowledge and expertise across the network. As a global network we pride ourselves on removing barriers, empowering communities, and getting things done.

“Well-directed philanthropic funding has a massive role to play in tackling the greatest challenge of our time – the ongoing breakdown of the Earth’s system on which we depend for everything. Worryingly, only a tiny proportion of total philanthropy is directed towards the environment. Our Conservation Collective encourages budding philanthropists to give money to the most effective grassroots initiatives, in the places that they love. Our fast-growing network of locally focused foundations has supported an extraordinarily exciting line-up of nature restoration initiatives across the world. Some of these are outlined in this brilliant report.” – Ben Goldsmith, Chair and Founder, Conservation Collective

About our foundation members

Our goal is to amplify the impact local environmental champions who are working to help native species to thrive. Foundations in our network have provided funding to environmental groups working to recover populations of the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal in Greece, to monitor marine turtles in St Vincent & the Grenadines & Barbados and to enhance the survival of the endangered Griffon vulture in Cyprus.

Our Lanka Environment Fund is supporting work to create wildlife corridors that connect areas of wild nature, in order to secure vital habitats for leopards. In the process, such corridors encourage humans and wildlife to co-exist in harmony among tea plantations in Sri Lanka. Similarly, the Cyclades Preservation Fund (Greece) is supporting the establishment of effective marine protection measures in the island of Amorgos, with strong involvement from local fishers.

We aim to support businesses to become nature positive; from regenerative agricultural training courses for farmers looking to transition to practices which create net biodiversity benefits in Devon, Menorca and Barbados; to plastic-free accreditation schemes in the Balearics.

Get in touch

Location

Conservation Collective, The Old Plough, St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, Andover, SP11 6AY

Charity and Company

Registered charity number 1185925. 

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