Current Projects

Please see below for the projects that our members and supporters voted to fund this year:
Protection of Critical Orangutan Habitat, Borneo Orangutan. Image Bernat Ripoli

The Borneo Nature Foundation supports and empowers community-led initiatives to protect the forest and its biodiversity. It has particular expertise in monitoring the distribution, population status, behaviour and ecology of Borneo’s flagship ape species, the Orang Utan.

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Clean up Chandragiri to Champadevi Trail, Nepal Hiking Trail Chandragiri Hills

Small Mammal Conservation and Research Foundation serves as consultancy, advocacy, research and conservation development in the field of small mammals and least studies wildlife in Nepal.

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Clean up Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine Waste heading downstream ....

European Wilderness Society is the only pan-European, wilderness and environmental advocacy non profit organisation.  It aims to identify, designate and steward Europe’s last wildernesses, including coasts, rivers, forests and islands.

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Protect the Clouded Leopard, Nepal Mountain Habitat Image Acap Uco Sikle

Friends of Nature (FON) enhances socio-cultural and environmental conditions through applied research, advocacy and model project interventions

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Angofa grassland restoration and nature trail Green Bike Trails

Fundatia ADEPT Transylvania preserves the natural and cultural diversity of the historic regions of Transylvania and catalyses the development of a viable rural economy based on the sustainable use of natural resources.

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Clean-up Himalaya to sustain High Altitude Heritage, Nepal Clean Up in Gosaikunda.  Image Ajit Parajuli

Resources Himalaya Foundation aims to conserve biodiversity in the Himalayas, promoting sustainable use of natural resources including soil, water, forest and rangeland, improving livelihoods of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised sections of society.

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Mountain Clean-Up Tour 2020 Hasliberg Clean Up

Summit Foundation aims to reduce the environmental impact of human activity in high traffic locations by proposing concrete solutions and awareness-raising methods, both to public bodies and to companies

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Ocean Initiatives, Europe Beach litter.  Image Surfrider Europe


Surfrider Foundation Europe is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Europe’s oceans, seas, beaches, lakes, rivers and coastlines.

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ECO Relief, Lesvos, Greece Beach Cleaning

Lighthouse Relief is based in a very small community on Lesvos, Greece.  Founded in response to the thousands of refugees arriving every day in rubber dinghies, the organisation is embedded in the local community providing a humanitarian response to the crisis.  ECO Relief was formed in response to the huge amount of refuse left as a result of the refugee landings.  The work not only protects the local environment but also the local main economies of fishing and tourism.

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Campaign for a plastic free Ria Formosa, Portugal Ria Formosa

RTV - Associação para o Estudo e Conservação dos Oceanos (AECO) – Responsible Tourism Volunteer – Ocean Research and Conservation Association. The organisation’s mission is to support marine environment research, education and conservation, creating awareness and inspiring action towards the protection of sea life.

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Bird Watching to Reduce Plastic Pollution, Brazil The dangers of ghost nets

Instituto Curicaca contributes to the viability of all life forms, promoting respect for ecological processes, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, cultural diversity and valorization of assets, expressions, practices and knowledge in the Atlantic Forest, Pampa and Coastal region biomes.

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Jaizkibel-Ulia Clean Up, Spain Clean Up

Itsas Gela- Aula del Mar was created with the objective of making known the wide range of possibilities that maritime culture offers, from a perspective of conservation and respect towards the environment and its people.

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The Himalayan Cleanup, India High Altitude Clean Up

Integrated Mountain Initiative’s vision of ‘Making the people of India proud of our mountains” aims to focus attention on India’s Himalayan Regions (IHR) to mainstream the concept of Sustainable mountain development into the administrative planning concept of IHR.

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Montaña Limpia, Latin America Volunteers.  Image Pila Elorriaga

Acceso PanAm aims to ensure that all appropriate climbing areas are open, free from unreasonable restrictions and maintained as high quality climbing environments for current and future climbers

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 Restoring Hardknott Forest

This project is a historic opportunity to restore native woodlands and other natural habitats amongst some of England’s most dramatic mountain landscapes. The project will work to restore one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District National Park to a wild native woodland. 

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Conservation of Ringed Seals, Lake Saimaa, Finland Making snow drifts for seals to make dens in

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) is the largest non-governmental organization for environmental protection and nature conservation in Finland. Its purpose is to protect the environment, promote nature conservation, preserve cultural heritage, and promote active citizenship and environmental awareness.

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 Fix The Fells - Scafell Footpath Repair Carrying out path repair

England’s highest and most iconic mountain is Fix the Fells’ number one priority for path repair due to worrying levels of erosion caused by the sheer numbers of people visiting each year.  

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LESS PLASTIC, MORE LIFE: Fighting single use plastic to protect the Caretta caretta nesting ecosystem in southern Calabria Caretta caretta, Loggerhead turtle

Istituto Oikos is a non profit organisation that operates in Europe and in the South of the world to safeguard biodiversity and to promote the widespread adoption of more sustainable lifestyles. Istituto Oikos will work in collaboration on this project with local volunteering organisation Caretta Calabria Conservation.

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The grant from the EOCA kick started WLT’s support of a new and vital Elephant Corridor project from Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, northern India, where local communities, currently encountering conflict with Elephants and Tigers are very keen to be relocated. As well as providing vital funding for this project the EOCA grant leveraged match-funding from another WLT donor which is testament to the importance of the EOCA’s support.
John A Burton, CEO, World Land Trust