Conservation Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

Many of us cannot imagine a world without Yosemite Valley, the Serengeti or Lake Baikal, but each of these cultural and ecological treasures were saved through hard-fought conservation battles. Our projects support hands-on restoration, monitoring and research, along with legislative and legal action, in order to protect critical habitats for all forms of life, and for all time.

AlterTerra

Alter Terra takes an innovative approach to addressing the environmental and socioeconomic effects of unplanned urbanization by promoting initiatives t...

BaikalWatch

Baikal Watch engages local and international communities to protect vital ecosystems in the Baikal watershed and the surrounding Siberian wilderness. ...

BorneoProject

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests and indigenous rights in Malaysian Borneo. We ...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

The California Urban Streams Partnership is an organization of local, regional and statewide groups in California which advocate for the protection, re...

CenterforEcosystemRestoration

CER is focused on promoting environmental restoration and completing restoration projects. We believe that restoration offers a practicable form of sus...

ConservationKids

Conservation Kids connects the next generation of young adults with the environment through the use of photography. ...

EcovetGlobal

Ecovet Global partners with organizations and communities around the world to improve animal health (domestic and wildlife) as a sustainable path to re...

EFCWest

EFC West is a member of the Environmental Finance Center Network. The EFCN consists of ten Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) serving states and terr...

GuiasUnidos

Guias Unidos works to inspire community based, conservation-minded tourism, by unifying local and international expertise and resources. Our project is...

JohnMuirProject

JMP seeks to protect native wildlife, biodiversity and natural processes on public forests, and to foster better management of our public lands through...

JohnMuirTrailFoundation

John Muir Trail Foundation works to restore and conserve the historic John Muir Trail (est. 1915) and its network of access trails and resupply sites, ...

KellyCreekProtectionProject

The mission of the Kelly Creek Protection Project is to support a community effort to protect a 58-acre parcel of land at the edge of Petaluma, Califor...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY provides a vital environmental education service to school communities. We use the local environment as a living laboratory to turn sc...

NatureintheCity

Our mission is to inspire San Francisco to discover local nature. Skyscrapers, coyotes, and sand dunes. Rapidly urbanizing San Francisco is a biodivers...

PGMONE

The PGM ONE summit convenes hundreds of emerging and established professionals of the global majority to lead the racial equity and inclusion movement ...

ProjectCoyote

Project Coyote is a national non-profit organization and a North American coalition of scientists, educators, and citizen leaders promoting compassiona...

PublicLandsMedia

Our mission is to provide greater ecological understanding, accuracy, and context by the media for environmental issues. To achieve these goals, we wil...

SAVEInternational

SAVE International works to protect the critically endangered Black-faced Spoonbill and its habitat by promoting alternative economic development and l...

SerengetiWatch

The Serengeti is one of the world’s great natural treasure. But it’s facing a host of critical threats, from climate change, water shortage, invasi...

SouthCoastHabitatRestoration

SCHR works with private landowners and agencies to manage habitat restoration projects and increase community support. Projects include removal of fish...

StopFishBombingUSA

Fish bombing is the practice of setting off explosives to kill fish for consumption and sale. It indiscriminately kills animals in the blast area and d...

TheAltaiProject

The Altai Project will protect natural landscapes and wildlife and support indigenous cultures and traditional lifeways in and around Russia and the 4-...

UrbanBirdFoundation

Urban Bird Foundation works to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to ensure the conservation of bird populations, and preserve the ...

VivaSierraGorda

Advocating protection of the nature and beauty of the Sierra Gorda mountains in central Mexico. We raise awareness and participation from concerned glo...

WildHeritage

​Wild Heritage works to protect Earth’s remaining primary forests and to leverage the World Heritage Convention for wilderness protection globally....

WildOysterProject

The Wild Oyster Project’s aim is to bring native oysters back to San Francisco Bay through restoration, community engagement, and thoughtful urban pl...