Adventure Travel Trade Association

American Whitewater

A non-profit organization with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.”  They are the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.

International Rivers

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.

They work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.

African Wildlife Foundation

In 1961, African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, Inc., later African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), was established to focus on Africa’s unique conservation needs.  Their focus is on wildlife conservation, land & habitat protection, community empowerment and economic development.

Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.  Their successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

Charles Darwin Foundation

The Charles Darwin Foundation is an international not-for-profit scientific organization. The CDF has been working in Galapagos since 1959 to provide scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of Galapagos.

La Pagina en la Puerta

…(the page in the door), the site about a very unique children’s library in Cusco, Peru. The library gives children a chance to cultivate the joy of reading; grow as people, realize their potential, and develop self esteem through reading in a positive and nurturing environment.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.  Guided by science and economics, they find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Waterkeepers defend their communities against anyone who threatens their right to clean water. Through Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers speak with a single, powerful voice as they tackle the world’s most pressing water issues. The Alliance stands behind every Waterkeeper, increasing their ability to function as community defenders in their efforts to protect the world’s waterways.

The Nature Conservancy

Works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.  They address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.  They have built a tremendous record of success since being found in 1951:

Protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and they operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.

They work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.

They address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.

Friends of the River

Friends of the River is California’s only statewide river conservation organization. FOR is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems.  Our Mission: to protect and restore California Rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.

America Outdoors Association

The America Outdoors Association ® mission is growing, protecting and supporting America’s outfitting businesses. We represent the outfitting industry and the public that the industry serves in policy-making to maintain access to recreation resources while pursuing a goal of responsible shared-use of our precious natural heritage.