Charities We Support
The nature of our adventures takes us to some of the most beautiful, pristine and remote locations on the planet. But they are also some of the most fragile and the people who live in these places, some of the most vulnerable. $20 from every booking will be donated to a relevant charity in the location you are travelling to. While this $20 won’t change the world, combined with other generous people and organisations, these small amounts build into something that protects the environment and the people from these regions.
Country (ies): Peru
ECOAN is a non-profit NGO dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and threatened Andean ecosystems. They work as a team with local communities to protect the habitat of these species, improve the use and exploitation of natural resources and restore degraded areas. Their work began 19 years ago in Cusco, and currently they direct conservation and development projects in other regions of Peru, and are the coordinators of a large initiative for the protection of high Andean forests in 6 countries of South America.
Country (ies): Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
The No Roads Expeditions Foundation is a charity that has been operating since 2014.
They approach their work by improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Indonesia, through building community capacity. Helping individuals and communities to become self-sufficient is fundamental to their service delivery. Assistance is of no long-term value unless it can empower communities to become independently sustainable.
They specialise in remote and rural areas, where other organisations cannot and/or do not wish to service, due to the remoteness of the area. Their expertise in trekking and working in difficult terrain, has allowed them to service over 270 kilometres of isolated area and support over 34,500 people in health, education and infrastructure projects. The combined expertise of the Board notes over 64 years of trekking experience and the completion of approximately 155 expeditions.
Country (ies): Indonesia
The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his 25+ year career working with orangutans – including establishing the most successful breeding colony of orangutans in the world. The Orangutan Project was formed with a key mission; to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species would be protected against extinction, and would continue to live in secure populations for generations to come.
Today, The Orangutan Project is a dynamic, fast-growing and successful not-for-profit organisation that supports a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing remaining fragmented orangutan populations – including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level.
Country (ies): New Zealand
The Orange-Fronted Parakeet/Kākāriki is the rarest parakeet in New Zealand with only 200-400 left in the wild, located within the Arthur’s Pass National Park and Lake Sumner Forest Park. There are four known remaining populations all within a 30km radius of each other.
In 2018, Christchurch Helicopters partnered with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to help conserve these small birds. Their programme involves fundraising with local businesses to raise the funds for pest control, captive breeding and population monitoring as well as transporting DOC’s operations staff throughout the region using their fleet of helicopters.
Christchurch Helicopters is partnering with the Foundation to ensure all funds raised are held in an independent charitable trust then directly applied to the conservation effort.