Explorers Against Extinction (UK registered charity 1177505) works to raise awareness about species extinction and habitat loss while also raising significant funds to safeguard wildlife and wild spaces.
Eco-tourism is a vital element of modern day conservation offering local communities a way to earn a living from protecting what is on their doorstep. We work in partnership with Explorers Against Extinction to encourage responsible wildlife tourism with all profit generated by Real World Travel & Conservations's travel brands (Real Africa, Real Asia and Real Americas) being donated to the charity to further their work.
Key Initiatives - Together we can Make a Difference
A range of innovative initiatives help to raise awareness about important conservation issues while also raising funds for nominated frontline projects.
CARBON FOR CONSERVATION – RE-GREEN THE PLANET
A wild space scheme in the spirit of carbon offsetting
Calculate the carbon footprint of your holiday flights using Explorers Against Extinction's simple carbon calculator. Donations support Explorers Against Extinction’s nominated partner tree planting and seed dispersal programmes in the spirit of carbon offsetting. 100% of the donation goes to the project – there is no card fee charged by PayPal Giving and no management feee from the charity.
SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL – SKETCHING A FUTURE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES
A global art initiative to safeguard iconic species and their habitats
26 minute sketches and other artworks are exhibited on an annual autumn tour before being sold in aid of Explorers Against Extinction projects. The tour attracts 10,000 visitors annually and the collection sold for £53,000 in 2019 funding projects from Zimbabwe to Indonesia. Artists in more than 30 countries have participated while celebrity contributors include Stephen Fry, Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, Bill Nighy, Frederick Forsyth, Joanna Lumley, Nick Park, Kevin Pietersen and Mary Berry.
Young Explorer Programme –
Bursary and mentoring programme for young people passionate about travel and conservation
The programme supports young people aged 18-23 years by offering bursaries to help them achieve their goals, as well as advice and support.