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One of the biggest challenges endangered animals face is the loss of habitat.
There are some amazing conservation charities working hard to protect land, buy land, care for wildlife habitat and give wildlife a home, which isn't easy in the "land grab" world of the greedy. Here are just a few of them. Why not see if you can help?
Wildlife cannot survive without habitat. With the right habitat in the right conditions and given the respect it needs, wildlife will thrive.
Rainforest Trust - helps protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around vulnerable areas. This ensures sustainable results for the long term protection of eco-systems and the wildlife they hold. They have an amazing list of projects - you can see which you'd like to help here
World Land Trust - I've been a long time supporter of the World Land Trust, only a small one, but a supporter nevertheless. It's an international conservation charity which protects the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Working through a network of worldwide partners, it funds the creation of reserves and provides permanent protection for habitats and wildlife.
International Fund for Animal Welfare has projects in more than 40 countries, rescuing individual animals, campaigning to prevent animal cruelty and advocating for the protection of wildlife and habitats.
Friends of the Earth International is an enormous environmental network, with 75 national member groups and about 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. It has over 2 million members and supporters worldwide, and campaigns on today's most urgent environmental and social issues.
Fauna and Flora International runs thematic programmes encompassing species and ecosystem security, policy and behaviour, capacity building, livelihoods and business and biodiversity, and it has 4 regional conservation programmes.
Stand for Trees projects protect the world's most wonderful forest landscapes and the communities and wildlife that call them home. Madagascar, Kenya, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Northern Zimbabwe, Peru, Tanzania, Colombia and Papua New Guinea are amongst the countries Stand for Trees works in. Try their Footprint Calculator!
WWF - The World Wildlife Fund is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Its mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.
The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy works in 72 countries and all 50 US States. Its priorities are to tackle climate change, protect land and water, provide water and food sustainability, and to build healthy cities.
Wildlife Conservation Network - The Network helps conservationists carry out their best ideas to protect endangered wildlife. It acts as a bridge between your best intentions and its conservation partners' biggest needs. It has Crisis and Recovery Funds too. Its current partners work with the Cheetah, the Andean Cat, the Cotton-Top Tamarin, Elephants, Ethiopian Wolf, Grevy's Zebra, Lions, Okapi, Painted Dog, Penguins, Saiga Antelope. Sharks and Rays, small wild cats, Snow Leopard and Spectacled Bears.
Sierra Club - The Club is bringing people together to build the most powerful and effective environmental movement the world has ever seen. It aims to bring people together to defend all our natural resources and everyone’s right to enjoy them.