TBC conservation fund

Through our staff-led Conservation Fund, we donate 12.5% of our profits to environmental causes

In 2019 we are supporting:

The Eastern-Himalaya Ecological and Environmental research centre (EHEERC)’s ongoing remote area research 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. The EHEERC is a Chinese NGO and a subsidiary of the Institute of Eastern-Himalaya Biodiversity research at Dali University.

 

 

The Kedestes Conservation Project are based in South Africa and carry out in-situ conservation measures such as habitat restoration and protection via re-introduction to save two threatened species from the brink of extinction. They focus on the critically endangered Barber’s cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) of which there are estimated to be around 50 individuals that occur at only one site and the False Bay Unique ranger (Kedestes lenis lenis).

 

 

Alliance for Tampotika Conservation (ALTO), Sulawesi, Indonesia, specifically in their efforts 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. We are indeed excited to support ALTO’s work and protect this fascinating species.

 

 

The Lost Species’s community-based conservation efforts of the critically endangered Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus in the Ivory Coast. Our support will contribute 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, although recent evidence suggests there might be a few individuals left in the Ehy Forest.

 

 

Intention Ventures is a Brazilian consultancy whose focus is to support enterprises that seek to generate a socioeconomic or environmental impact. Our support goes to their Kids and Corals Project in Indonesia and will contribute towards purchasing educational material, snorkel gear for children as well as two instructors.

 

 

The Rainforest Trust’s work in habitat protection for the splendid Spix’s Macaw, which is thought to be extinct in the wild and there are less than 50 individuals in captivity.

 

 

Moving away from animals, we are supporting the Rainforest Trust’s project Connecting Nepal’s Rhododendron Forests which aims to secure land that forms part of a corridor of core habitat for significant populations of 28 of endangered and endemic Himalayan Rhododendron species in addition to species such as the Red Panda and the Himalayan Musk Deer.

 

 

Closer home, once again, we are supporting The Bedforshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust. Their newest projects include setting up the Trumpington Meadows Country Park as a biodiversity offset to the new housing developments on the outskirts of Cambridge.

 

 

 

For the third year running, we are supporting The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Uganda. The project maintains a long-term scientific research station as well as extensive conservation work with anti-poaching teams in the area.

 

 

 

Book Fund: This year we are trialling something new where we are planning to buy books like field guides, identification keys or environmental education material for local NGOs.

 

 

 

 

In 2018 we supported:

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In 2016 we supported:

  • ZSL’s Angel Shark project – we are proud to be helping to secure the future of Critically Endangered Angel Sharks throughout their last remaining stronghold in the Canary Islands. Our funding is helping to develop the project’s crucial education programme with sports fishing operators and with the identification and protection of critical nursery sites.
  • ProAves’ work in Colombia to protect the Endangered Santa Marta Parakeet. The parakeet is found in the Sierra Nevada, the most important mountain in Colombia for biodiversity, where their cloud forest habitat is under threat from conversion into land for cattle ranching and holiday homes. The Rainforest Trust has matched our funding to help ProAves purchase prime habitat bordering the El Dorado reserve.
  • Reintroducing pine martens to England and Wales – a little closer to home we are very pleased to be playing our part in supporting the Vincent Wildlife Trust to re-establish populations of native pine martens to England and Wales. We were delighted to hear that in June 2016 the first kits were born in the wild in Wales.
  • Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust a fantastic local conservation organisation.

 

In 2015 we supported:

  • ProAves, Colombia to help purchase land and so increase the size of the reserve RNA Chamicero De Perija, in northern Colombia, on the Venezuela border.
  • Guyra Paraguay to support the management of the San Rafael Reserve Area for National Park.
  • People affected by Ebola in Guinea – together with the local Guinean organisation, Enviro Africa, we donated essential supplies and supported an educational campaign.
  • Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust a fantastic local conservation organisation.