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Conservation Partners

Part of our mission is to give something back to the individuals, communities and environments encountered on every AdventureSmith Explorations trip. We achieve this by connecting our travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide. AdventureSmith Explorations is proud to work in our destinations with the following conservation partners.


The International Ecotourism Society

The International Ecotourism Society

AdventureSmith Explorations is proud to be a member of the International Ecotourism Society. Founded in 1990, TIES is the largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world dedicated to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism.
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Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, we involve businesses and consumers worldwide in our efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing.
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Trees for the Future

Trees for the Future

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and our country programs, we have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.
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Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International

Promoting responsible travel and ecotourism, supporting sustainable development, and helping travelers and travel providers protect the cultures and environments they visit.
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Alaska Geographic

Alaska Geographic

Alaska Geographic is the statewide nonprofit educational partner for all these public lands, and more. Established at statehood in 1959, Alaska Geographic works hand-in-hand with Alaska’s parks, forests, and refuges. We are their bookstore, publisher, educator, and supporter.
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MyClimate

MyClimate

MyClimate™ promotes climate-friendly products and services through market-driven means. MyClimate's™ mission is to offer a turn-key solution for individuals and organizations who wish to offset their carbon emissions.
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The Alaska Wilderness Recreations & Tourism Association

The Alaska Wilderness Recreations & Tourism Association

The Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association (AWRTA) advocates for the sustainability of Alaska's natural and cultural resources, responsible tourism and tourism planning for communities. As a member we strive to work with communities to protect and enhance the quality of life, to provide good jobs and business opportunities, and to create strong incentives for protecting Alaska's wildlife, wilderness and special places.
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Neotropica Foundation

Neotropica Foundation

The Neotropica Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Costa Rican organization founded in 1985. The Neotropica Foundation provides the technical, scientific and financial means to promote and develop alternative production methods and provide for sustainable management of natural resources and protection of biodiversity. The Neotropica Foundation promotes the generation and dissemination of technical and scientific information related to the environment.
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Ecology Project International

Ecology Project International

EPI is an education and student group travel non-profit dedicated to developing field science partnerships between local experts and high school students to address critical conservation issues worldwide.
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Galapagos Conservancy

Galapagos Conservancy

Galapagos Conservancy (GC), formerly known as Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc., advocates for the lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands through programs of constituency building, education, and fundraising in North America.
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Chales Darwin Foundation

Chales Darwin Foundation

The CDF has been working in Galapagos since 1959 under an agreement with the Government of Ecuador and with a clear mission to work closely with Government Institutions, providing scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of Galapagos.
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The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association

The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association

IGTOA is a nonprofit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that are dedicated to the complete and lasting protection of the Galapagos. Our mission is to preserve the Galapagos Islands as a unique and priceless world heritage that will provide enjoyment, education, adventure and inspiration to present and future generations of travelers.
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Children of Galapagos

Children of Galapagos

Children of Galapagos is a non-profit organization created to support the growth, health, and vitality of children living in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.
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MayaWorks

MayaWorks

MayaWorks is about Mayan artisans - women and men striving to improve their lives. Despite obstacles such as grinding poverty and illiteracy. MayaWorks groups are organized in many Guatemalan villages because of the considerable strengths of Mayan women, their traditional weaving capabilities, their desire to learn modern business practices, and their determination to benefit their families and communities.
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