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Charities and partnerships

Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this.
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ClimateCare

With more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the global carbon and climate change sector, ClimateCare works with sustainable development projects that reduce carbon emissions at scale, measurably increase quality of life and deliver towards the UN Global Goals. ClimateCare is currently ranked the number one B-Corp in the UK and Explore is proud to be working with them to offset any residual carbon from our overseas operation.
Visit the ClimateCare website

Cool Earth

We work alongside Cool Earth to support indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest in Peru through community engagement, education and empowerment. Protecting carbon-rich rainforest is key to averting climate breakdown, and we work together to develop sustainable livelihoods that outprice deforestation.
Visit the Cool Earth Website

Rewilding Britain

Rewilding Britain is a small, independent charity, committed to championing rewilding for people, nature and in the fight against the climate emergency. Rewilding Britain’s vision is to see rewilding flourishing across Britain, to reconnect us with the natural world and to let nature lead the way in creating resilient nature-based economies.  Rewilding offers a chance to tackle the species extinction crisis and climate emergency. Rewilding Britain works hard to increase awareness of the benefits of natural climate solutions and campaign for governments to recognise this and create legislation and policies to support rewilding initiatives.
Visit Rewilding Britain website

Toilet Twinning

Toilet Twinning are a UK based charity with one commendable goal – to flush away poverty! This fantastic charity is raising funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a decent toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that prevents the spread of disease, reduces the number of deaths among children, and brings hope for the future.
Visit the Toilet Twinning website

Water-to-Go

We aim to be single use plastic free on our tours, and we proudly work with Water-to-Go to help achieve this goal.

Water-to-Go is a filtration system that eliminates over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals from any non-salt water source, allowing you to drink water from any tap, stream or even stagnant water wherever you are in the world.

You can purchase your own Explore branded bottle at an exclusive price or take advantage of a 15% discount on any other Water-to-Go product using discount code EXPLORE15
Visit the Water-to-Go website

Send a Cow

Send a Cow gives African farming families the hope and the means to create a sustainable future from their land. Every day families face poverty that is extreme, cruel, and worst of all – unnecessary. But rural Africa is rich with opportunity and where there is land, there is hope. Send a Cow focuses on gender equality, social inclusion, sustainable farming practices and business skills and Explore is extremely proud to be supporting this charity.
Visit the Send a Cow website

Mahouts

Mahouts is a UK registered charity working with local communities fostering harmony, patience and peace to protect Asian elephants and, importantly, the communities with which they coexist. Founded by the Blaine family after a life changing trip to Thailand, Explore has worked with Sarah and her family for many years to develop community driven solutions allowing mahouts and elephants to thrive together. You can see first-hand the wonderful work by Mahouts on Explore’s Mahouts Elephant Extension.
Visit the Mahouts website

Lone Buffalo

Lone Buffalo is a free English project that benefits more than 200 young people living in rural Laos. The ability to speak English makes a huge difference to young peoples’ futures in Laos, and Lone Buffalo is committed to improving the lives of those living in one of the world’s most heavily bombed places. Explore has worked with Lone Buffalo from the very beginning in 2010 and will continue our support as their valuable work is making such a significant contribution to local life.
Visit the Lone Buffalo website

Wild Welfare

Wild Welfare is a global organisation committed to improving animal welfare for captive wild animals. Based on their knowledge and first-hand experience they work together with animal welfare organisations and captive wildlife facilities, including zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries, they achieve long-term and sustainable solutions to the most critical issues facing wild animals in captivity. Their vision is a world where every captive wild animal is able to thrive and live a life worth living.
Visit the Wild Welfare website

Derek Moore Foundation

The Derek Moore Foundation was started by the co-founder of Explore to reach socially and economically disadvantaged communities. The foundation provides grants to assist in the development and growth of community projects which promote education or sport, or nurture traditional arts, crafts or music. Together, Explore and The Derek Moore Foundation, will provide support, training and funding to small projects worldwide to help change lives and enrich communities where we visit.
Visit the Derek Moore website

ANIMONDIAL

ANIMONDIAL is an award-winning, key advisor to the global travel industry on all matters concerning animal, wildlife, and nature protection. Working with travel businesses, travel trade associations, NGOs, academics, and Destination Management Organisations, ANIMONDIAL seeks a world where tourism is kind to animals.
Visit the ANIMONDIAL website

Ecologi

Ecologi invests money in a broad range of projects that are able to evidence that they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ecologi’s goal is to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and, alongside its partners, to plant a billion trees – which may not be as crazy as it sounds.
 
We’ve partnered with Ecologi to plant a tree for every trip booked by our Platinum loyalty club members, as a nature-positive way to say thank you and reward their loyalty.
 
As a BCorp certified organisation, transparent in all its work, Ecologi is a perfect partner for Explore.  
Visit the Ecologi website

ecollective

We partnered with ecollective to help us measure and improve our carbon footprint. A team of self-confessed carbon geeks, ecollective is committed to helping businesses fight the climate crisis. They do this by making it as simple as possible to measure carbon performance today and providing tools to improve it tomorrow. By finding sustainable solutions that benefit the business, the customer and the planet, they create positive change that is quantifiable. They’ve worked with us to measure every one of our 500+ trips so that our customers can be clear on carbon, and can make more informed decisions, and so that we have a starting point to reduce the footprint of our trips and operations.
Visit the ecollective website

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