together we are making a difference

Our members voted and the results are in! The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund is excited to announce the grant winners for the 2017 ATCF Grant Cycle, this year we were able to distribute $76,500 to three different projects that were nominated by our members. A huge congratulations to Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program and WILDCOAST!

In November, the ATCF membership submitted their ballots prioritizing the conservation projects they would like to see funded, and the following three projects were selected:


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust

Grant Amount: $16,500
Grant Year: 2017
Project: The project will provide a permanent settlement dedicated to the Gahinga community of Batwa pygmies, a group of about 90 adults and children, who were displaced from their ancestral homeland in Mgahinga twenty five years ago and who have been living as marginalized landless squatters since then. Their ancestral land was gazetted as a national park to promote mountain gorilla conservation. 



Grant Amount: $30,000
Grant Year: 2017
Project: Support the conservation of coral reefs in 687,767 acres of six protected areas in the Mexican Pacific by improving coral reef monitoring, strengthen visitation management, and advancing coral reef legal protection. 


Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation

Grant Amount: $30,000
Grant Year: 2017  
Project: This project protects the unique natural and cultural resources of adventure travel destinations by working to conserve orangutans and one of their last primary rainforest refuges, through environmental education and providing sustainable livelihood options to local communities as a method to deter or change livelihoods from participating in environmentally destructive activities