Whether its wildlife, adventure, the great outdoors, conservation, solitude, challenge, or natural resources that you crave when you step outside, it all matters. Saving the planet and the wildlife living on it is crucial for the future. Luckily, there are many organizations with missions to save the planet, its resources, and its wildlife. While there are way too many to list them all here, keep reading to see several of the top organizations making a positive impact on the planet.
The Nature Conservancy
As one of the most effective internationally-reaching conservation organizations on the planet, it’s no surprise it is at the top of this list. They are on a mission to conserve both the land and water on which all life depends and have made impressive strides towards this goal since their beginning. With ongoing conservation efforts in 70 countries and all 50 states, this organization is making a massive impact on conserving every bit of nature possible.
By obtaining previously unknown data about ocean-related creatures and occurrences, Ocearch is paving a new pathway to return the oceans’ abundance and balance. Their tireless efforts through research, education, outreach, and policy undertakings, both nationally and abroad, are positively changing the way we think about the oceans, what we eat from it, its future, and how we can help.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
This federal agency received a lot of heat in recent years, but that does not undermine how much this agency has accomplished concerning wildlife and natural resources. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, protects and manages species, and conserves and restores habitats. Without the extraordinary efforts the Fish and Wildlife Service has undertaken, many species of wildlife we know and love would be extinct.
The Orianne Society
Not all wildlife is cute and cuddly, but every species plays a vital role in the environment and deserves just has much attention. The Orianne Society focuses on conserving reptiles, amphibians, and their ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems rely heavily on these creatures to thrive. This organization focuses primarily on research and then applies their findings to improve their efforts in land protection & restoration, population restoration, as well as educational outreach.
Working Dogs for Conservation & Conservation Canines
These two organizations rescue dogs and train them to find wildlife scat. While this might not seem glamorous or even useful, it provides researchers with an abundance of information that has been used to prevent and stop wildlife trafficking, generate information on population health and size, find invasive species, detect diseases, and provide data on a global scale. These dogs are doing what they do best, sniff, and their efforts have led to incredibly useful data that can save many different species.