As Avid travelers we strongly support Endangered Species around the world and have personally worked at these projects. Below are a couple of our favorite Non profit organizations working to save some of the most endangered species on earth. We donate a portion of all proceeds to one of our monthy centers to help keep these incredible projects.
Orangutan Foundation International (OFI)- Borneo, Indonesia
For more than three decades Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, and is today the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan. The mission of the Orangutan Foundation International is to support the conservation and understanding of the orangutan and its rain forest habitat while caring for ex-captive individuals as they make their way back to the forest. The picture to the left is of one of the Indonesianveterinarians in Borneo tube feeding a sick Orangutan.
Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project- Uganda, Republic of Congo
MGVP began as the Volcano Veterinary Center in 1986, a tiny clinic established by the Morris Animal Foundation at the request of the late anthropologist, Dr. Dian Fossey. After Dr. Fosseys death the Foundation responded by working with the Rwandan government to create a health-care policy that would protect the mountain gorillas. It built a veterinary center and hired a veterinarian, whose job was to provide medical care to gorillas that sustained human-caused illnesses or injuries. There are approximately720 Mountain Gorillas left on earth; they live only in two small parks, one in Uganda and one that includes a corner of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. MGVP has been recognized as the best of its kind by the international scientific community. It has played a major role in increasing the mountain gorilla population by 17% over the last 10 years.