Birchbark Photography | Conservation

Birchbark’s commitment to conservation includes supporting the work being done by a variety of key conservation groups. The following are all organizations we support either financially, with in kind image donations, or both. Please visit their sites, and help them in the critical work they are doing.

International Crane Foundation www.savingcranes.org

Mission Statement: The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grasslands communities on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. To accomplish this mission, ICF relies on a wide range of education and conservation activities directed toward the many countries where cranes occur. An amazing organization doing incredible work all around the globe.

 

Wildlife Conservation Society www.wcs.org

Since 1895, WCS has worked from its Bronx Zoo headquarters to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world. Its at work in 53 nations across Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America, protecting wild landscapes and species from butterflies to tigers. Each Year WCS’s environmental education programs reach millions locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Defenders of Wildlife www.defenders.org

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of wild animals and plants in their natural communities. It focuses on what many scientists believe are two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Strategies include protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health.

 

Earth Island Institute www.earthisland.org

Founded by legendary conservationist David Brower in 1982, EII focuses on three main areas: A) Protecting rainforests, marine mammals, sea turtles, and indigenous lands; B) promoting organic and sustainable agriculture, ecological paperalternatives, and the emerging Russian environmental movement; and C) pursuing community-based habitat restoration, reduction of marine pollution, and development of urban multicultural environmental leadership.