The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), an international nonprofit dedicated to supporting sustainable adventure tourism, announced they will award more than $70,000 in grant money to three international organizations to implement conservation projects which will positively impact adventure travel for generations to come in Uganda, Mexico and Indonesia,
The organizations selected to receive grant money, which is fully funded by ATCF membership dues, are WILDCOAST, for conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife in the Mexican Pacific, The Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, and Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust – connecting Volcanoes’ Rwanda and Uganda luxury lodges to the neighboring communities and conservation activities. Their project will provide a permanent settlement dedicated to the Gahinga community of Batwa pygmies, a group of about 90 adults and children displaced from their ancestral homeland due to the designation of their land as a national park to promote mountain gorilla conservation.