Environmental ConservationEnvironmental Conservation

Thousands of travelers visit iconic destinations every day. While toursim generates welcome economic benefits, this strong current of people can also act as a double-edged sword in communities that lack the infrastructure and management tools to handle the influx of visitors. When tourism goes unchecked, cultural and environmental assets can deteriorate at an alarming rate.  Your donation to the Serve Planet environmental preservation fund will enable Planeterra to work on conserving the natural resources and fragile environments we all love to visit. 

Brazil Community Reforestation Programs

Brazil Community Reforestation Programs ›

Sao Paulo State, Brazil

This program is providing once landless people and local community groups with the skills to grow their own food and reforest their lands. Through access to training workshops and seedlings, this program is resulting in increased food production, create natural barriers on their lands and provide shade and fodder for livestock and other animals. Read More ›

Costa Rica Youth Recycling Project

Costa Rica Youth Recycling Project ›

Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

This project, in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica, supported a recycling program and an environmental education course at a technical high school in the community. This micro-enterprise program enables disadvantaged youth to earn an income through the newly established recycling initiative. Read More ›

Galapagos Oil Spill Prevention

Galapagos Oil Spill Prevention ›

Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

We supported a boat maintenance program to prevent oil spills that accumulate oil in the waters over time, gravely endangering the fragile ecosystem that is the Galapagos islands. Read More ›

Habitat Preservation in Antarctica

Habitat Preservation in Antarctica ›

South Georgia, Antarctica

South Georgia is one of the most important seabird sanctuaries in the world, and many species are now threatened by the presence of invasive Norway or Brown rats. This program is aimed at eradicating the rat population to restore the area to a breeding habitat for over 100 million seabirds. Read More ›

It Starts with Sheep

It Starts with Sheep ›

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

In many countries across Sub-Sahara Africa, years of over-farming and deforestation have depleted nutrients from the soil.  This has led to decreasing crop yields and harvests, making food-security a major issue across the region.  Many are living hand to mouth as manufactured fertilizers are unaffordable.  Read More ›

Ocean's Health Fund

Ocean's Health Fund ›

North Pacific Gyre

The North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is home to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest ecosystem and ocean garage site in the world. Planeterra is assisting this program through funding of commercial maritime equipment -- work vessels, tugs, and barges -- to support the direct cleanup of our oceans. Read More ›

Polar Bear Health

Polar Bear Health ›

Svalbard, Arctic

Developed out of worldwide concern for the polar bears population, this scientific research project was developed to identify the effects of exposure to pollutants and climate change on the health of polar bears in the Arctic. Read More ›

Save Lake Atitlán Project

Save Lake Atitlán Project ›

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

We are working in Lake Atitlán with a small environmental NGO, Ati't Ala', on sustainable agriculture program focused on community gardens and greenhouses to improve food security in an area often devastated by storms and flooding. The area is also being gravely affected by pollution from sewage and agriculture run-off. This project is a solution... Read More ›

Save the Albatross

Save the Albatross ›

South Georgia, Antarctica

Due to unsustainable fishing practices, thousands of these magnificent birds die each year. The number of albatross at South Georgia has decreased at an alarming rate of 30% in the last 20 years. Read More ›

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Sea Turtle Conservation Project ›

Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

This science-based conservation program protects female sea turtles, nests and hatchings against poachers and predators by protecting them in a turtle hatchery before releasing them into the ocean. Help us be a leader in protecting sea turtles in Costa Rica. Read More ›