PANDAS INTERNATIONAL

About

Pandas International was started in 1999 by cofounders Suzanne Braden and Diane Rees after a trip to China’s Wolong Panda Center. Upon learning about the threats facing giant pandas, they felt compelled to make a difference. 

 

Pandas International partners with panda centers in China and around the world, providing public awareness, education, support for research, habitat preservation and enhancement, and assistance.

 

Over a decade later, thanks to Pandas International and other initiatives, the giant panda is the most protected animal on the planet. Even better, through their protection, other endangered species have benefited by inhabiting the same protected areas as pandas.

 

We’re proud to partner with Pandas International, donating 10% of our Team Panda profits to their phenomenal efforts.

 

Bonuses

 

View their live webcams of giant panda centers in China! You might have to adjust for the time difference; otherwise you’ll come upon lots of sleeping pandas. -
http://en.ipanda.com/live/chengdu/ 

Browse more cute panda photos and video footage than you can manage. Go on. We dare you.

 

Read a compelling essay about why we should save the pandas in the first place! (Hint: When a species goes extinct, it creates a cascading effect.)

 

 

 

SEETURLES

  

SEE Turtles was founded in 2008 as the world’s first sea turtle ecotourism. Their mission is to “protect endangered turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts through volunteer trips, education, and Billion Baby Turtles.”

 

Billion Baby Turtles is their program geared towards saving turtle hatchlings. $1 donated saves 1 baby turtle, and to date, they’ve saved 500,000 hatchlings!

 

They partner with 15 organizations in Latin American countries, and take volunteer-based conservations trips to those countries, providing hands-on experience saving the turtles.

 

We’re thrilled to partner with SEE Turtles, helping the 6 out of 7 endangered sea turtle species by donating 10% of our Team Turtle profits to their efforts.

 

Bonuses

 

Check out their awesome volunteer trips, not only focused on sea turtles, but whales and other ocean life, too. You’ll see wildlife up close, help preserve turtle habitat, and even participate in research!

 

They’ve given more than $800,000 to conservation efforts since 2008!

 

Their seat turtle information is extensive. Did you know the leatherback sea turtle weighs up to 1,000 pounds, migrates thousands of miles, and can eat their weight in jellyfish? Puts our taco eating to shame…

 

 

AMUR LEOPARD AND TIGER ALLIANCE

 

 

ALTA is a coalition of 15 nonprofit organizations from around the world, working together to save and protect Amur leopards, one of the world’s most endangered big cats. There are approximately 70 Amur leopards left in the wild – they’re in desperate need of our help!

 

ALTA helps Amur leopards through programs like population monitoring, education and outreach, anti-poaching efforts and livestock compensation (a lot of poachers kill leopards because they eat their livestock), firefighting (fires are one of the main threats to the Amur leopards), and ecological and biomedical research.

 

There are about 200 Amur leopards in captivity, and they’re one of the few animals working to be reintroduced into the wild, a challenging, multi-faceted task. Extensive research has to be done to make sure the leopards in captivity don’t have diseases they might introduce back to the wild, that the wild is safe of whatever demolished the populations in the first place, and that the leopards are prepared to live without the support of humans.

 

But we’re all rooting for the leopard, and TriVoVilla is proud to partner with ALTA to revive Amur leopard populations. Your support is immeasurable, as 10% of our Team Leopard apparel goes right to ALTA, and 100% of their donations go to Amur leopard conservation.

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