PELORUS is committed to protecting the planet – in particular, the special places we are fortunate enough to visit. We therefore support special conservation and environmental projects, helping to preserve these areas and ecosystems for future generations. Our official partners are Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) and World Land Trust (WLT). In addition to these organisations, we encourage our clients to support foundations and charities local to our areas of operation.
BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION
Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is a charity dedicated to creating marine reserves and establishing sustainable models of fishing. It aims to place at least 10 per cent of the world’s oceans under protection by 2020, and 30 per cent by 2030.
Since its inception in 2010, BLUE has achieved a huge amount of impactful ocean conservation, including catalysing the creation of the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in Chagos in 2010, helping to persuade the government to create an even bigger reserve around Pitcairn in the Pacific in 2015, and facilitating the closure of 52.6 per cent of Ascension’s waters to fishing from January 2016 to the foreseeable future.
Learn more about Blue Marine Foundation at bluemarinefoundation.com
WORLD LAND TRUST
World Land Trust (WLT) is a conservation charity which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Its mission is to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world, and it achieves this by providing finance and technical support to local NGOs to enable them to create and protect nature reserves, restore degraded habitats and ensure they are permanently protected.
Since its launch in 1989, World Land Trust and its overseas project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 600,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than four million acres of land is managed under active protection worldwide.
The money donated through PELORUS will go towards WLT’s Buy an Acre programme.
Learn more about World Land Trust at worldlandtrust.org