Stephen is a passionate naturalist and conservationist, who is a firm supporter of community conservation, bringing people and wildlife together.
From across the globe to closer to home, these are the organisations that do things differently, and are prepared to be brave and bold, but also have a lot of heart, steel and determination. They cover a widespread of areas from wildlife rescue, to connecting children to the outdoors and all are doing what they can.
Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – Tasmania, Australia.
Bonorong is a sanctuary for Tasmanian wildlife. Your chance to come closer than ever to something wild and fragile. As soon as you walk through the old wooden gate you’ll realise you’ve come to a place where animals are deeply cared for and you become part of an inspiring conservation story.
Sumatran Oranugtan Conservation Programme (SOCP) – Sumatra, Indonesia
SOCP is endeavouring to conserve viable wild populations of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan. They do this by habitat protection, reintroduction of confiscated pets to the wild, education, survey work and scientific research. SOCP is seen as the foremost authority on the status and distribution of remaining wild Sumatran Orangutans, and are at the forefront in the battle to save the species remaining wild habitat.
The National Trust for Jersey – Jersey, Channel Islands (UK)
The National Trust for Jersey is an independent and charitable organisation, dedicated to preserving and safeguarding sites of historic, aesthetic and natural interest for the benefit of the island. The Trust is the only charity within the island that focuses on wildlife conservation and habitat management and currently employs 12 full time staff and 4 part time staff.
Raw Wildlife Encounters (RAW) – Australia and around the world
RWE believes in grass root community eco tourism and country owned travel programs which promote sustainable travel within all destinations. This close ‘in-situ’ connection to the travel program managers, enables RWE to excel at organising life-changing travel experiences and unique wildlife encounters, while catering for a comfortable journey of exceptional quality along the way.