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WILDER LIFE

Our Planet Leaf
Conserveour planet,ethically.

Join one of our locally-led conservation programs and contribute to research aimed at reversing biodiversity loss and preserving essential ecosystems, while spending time with some of the world’s rarest and most at risk species.

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Issues we care about

The whole wild world

UN SDG 15 : LIFE ON LAND

Our wildlife conservation programs are aimed at preserving some of our most vulnerable terrestrial species.

We belong to the sea

UN SDG 14 : LIFE BELOW WATER

The oceans are our most valuable, varied and vibrant ecosystems – and our marine conservation programs are working to save them.

The earth is in your hands

UN SDG 13 : CLIMATE ACTION

All our project work is united by a central goal – to stop the biodiversity loss caused by climate change across both land and sea.

Local impact, global change

UN SDG 17 : PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

We are focussed on empowering locally-led community projects driven by true collaboration and partnership.

Change for good

LASTING IMPACT

Our impact can only be meaningful if it lasts. Across our project work, we strive to find and support measurable solutions that are truly sustainable.

Do good, better

ETHICAL ENGAGEMENT

We ensure that our people, partners, and work are held to rigorous ethical standards led by compassion, inclusivity, and equality.

Knowledge is power

COMMUNITY BASED

Our work will always be grounded in local community outreach programs that focus on shared learning and education.

A global mission

POLICY FRAMEWORK

We can only succeed if we work together. That’s why we’re committed to using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide our work.

The heart of humanity

GVI PEOPLE

Conservation isn’t our only cause. We can’t preserve our planet without taking care of our people, too. Find out more about our community projects here.

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Friends that become family

We cannot change the world by ourselves. That’s why community is at the heart of what we do at GVI. We bring together like-minded people bound by a shared mission. This bond is our greatest strength. The people you meet, the values you share, the work you do, the friendships you forge, and the adventures you have together not only have the power to change your life – but to change the world.

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Join our Virtual Open Day!

Zoom webinar : 22 June 2024 | 10:00–12:00 EDT | 15:00–17:00 BST

Are you passionate about conservation and community development? We’d love to meet you!

Join GVI’s next free Virtual Open Day to learn more about our impactful programs in extraordinary locations such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Panama and more!

Hear from our expert team, connect with our passionate participants and ask all your burning questions.

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