We like to practise what we promote and commit 12.5% of our profits to conservation projects and programmes around the world – chosen by our team for the positive outcomes they have for species, habitats and the development of conservation science.
We have shared our success with over 20 causes since the TBC Conservation fund was launched in 2014.
Here are some of the projects we’ve been able to support.
Eastern-Himalaya Ecological and Environmental Research Centre
The Eastern-Himalaya Ecological and Environmental Research Centre’s remote area project seeking to locate the sixth species of snub-nosed monkey – thought likely to be distributed in the Bilou Snow Mountains between the Salween river and the Mekong river of Yunan, China.
Kedestes Conservation Project
The Kedestes Conservation Project, based in South Africa, carries out in-situ conservation measures such as habitat restoration and protection via re-introduction to save two threatened butterflies from the brink of extinction – the Barber’s cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) and the False Bay Unique Ranger (Kedestes lenis lenis).
Alliance for Tampotika Conservation
The Alliance for Tampotika Conservation (ALTO), Sulawesi, Indonesia, works to protect the endangered Maleo bird (Macroencephalon maleo) – the only member of the monotypic genus Macrocephalon. It is endemic to the island of Sulawesi and has a unique life history that combines two different types of habitats.
The Lost Species
The Lost Species’ community-based conservation efforts of the critically endangered Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus in the Ivory Coast. Our support has contributed to observational surveys in the dry season as well as purchasing camera trapping equipment. We hope that this will shed light on this elusive species, the first primate to be declared extinct in over 500 years.
The Rainforest Trust
The Rainforest Trust’s project connecting Nepal’s Rhododendron Forests aims to secure land that forms part of a corridor of core habitat for significant populations of 28 endangered and endemic Himalayan Rhododendrum species, in addition to iconic animals, such as the Red Panda and the Himalayan Musk Deer.
Ngogo Chimpanzee Project
The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Uganda, maintains a long-term scientific research station as well as extensive conservation work with anti-poaching teams in the area. The project is situated in the Kibale National Park, which contains the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda and one of the largest in East Africa, making it one of the few remaining strongholds for chimpanzees in the wild.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust
We are proud supporters of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, which manages 126 nature reserves in the local area – a fantastic local conservation organisation.
We follow best practice by avoiding and minimising our own environmental impacts and offsetting any residual emissions. Our environmental policy informs every decision we make about our own business from catering to travel to energy supplies to pensions.
- We monitor our own impact carefully, with targets to reduce water and energy use.
- We reduce our environmental impact by minimising business travel, encouraging cycling through our cycle scheme.
- We use Green Energy for the supply of electricity.
- All our catering is vegetarian and Fairtrade where possible.
- We use recycled materials wherever possible and purchase energy efficient equipment.
- We champion recycling.
- We support the Makira project in Madagascar through carbon credits in our mission to offset the carbon emissions we produced the previous year and become carbon neutral.