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.

AlaskaCleanWaterAdvocacy

Alaska Clean Water Advocacy works to prevent the degradation of public waters in Alaska through advocacy, education, litigation, legislation, and marke...

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 both local and international partners in an effort to promote the permanent protection of biologically rich areas within the large...

BorneoProject

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights in ...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

California Urban Streams Partnership is a network of local, regional, and statewide groups that protect, restore, and steward urban streams in Californ...

ConservationKids

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

EcovetGlobal

Ecovet Global brings a veterinary lens to environmental challenges that affect humans, animals, and ecosystems. By improving the health and well-being ...

EFCWest

Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) catalyzes capacity in Native American Tribes, vulnerable communities, and organizations in the United State...

GuiasUnidos

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

JohnMuirProject

The John Muir Project educates the public and policymakers about the importance of protecting forests and maintaining natural processes for biodiversit...

KellyCreekProtectionProject

The Kelly Creek Protection Project supports community efforts to protect a 58-acre parcel of land at the edge of Petaluma, California, from excessive s...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY collaborates with teachers to inspire environmental consciousness in children and cultivate a love of learning. The project is committ...

NatureintheCity

Nature in the City connects all people in the San Francisco Bay Area with nature. It creates local solutions to global biodiversity loss through habita...

PlanetEarthArts

Planet Earth Arts was founded in 2014 with the belief that the arts, in collaboration with sciences and humanities, play a critical role in transformin...

ProjectCoyote

Project Coyote is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers, and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexisten...

PublicLandsMedia

Public Lands Media is an independent, non-partisan source of ecological and conservation information with the goal of providing scientifically informed...

SAVEInternational

SAVE (Spoonbill Action Voluntary Echo) International works to protect the critically endangered black-faced spoonbill and its habitat throughout its fl...

SerengetiWatch

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

SouthCoastHabitatRestoration

South Coast Habitat Restoration works to protect, conserve, and restore the various habitats and native biodiversity of the Santa Barbara and Ventura a...

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 has worked since 1998 to protect natural landscapes and wildlife and support Indigenous peoples and traditional lifeways in and aroun...

VivaSierraGorda

Viva Sierra Gorda is part of the Sierra Gorda Alliance, which works to protect and support the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in the mountains of centr...

WildHeritage

​Wild Heritage advocates for policies in the United States and internationally that recognize the exceptional value of primary forests. Primary fores...

WildOysterProject

The Wild Oyster Project is dedicated to restoring wild oysters to the San Francisco Bay through restoration, community engagement, and stewardship. The...