Your support can make a difference

Species conservation work is an investment in the future of our own life support system.


By focusing on species - the building blocks of nature so to speak - the SOS approach aims to build resilience and sustainability from the ground up.


SOS species conservation benefits not just plants and animals threatened with extinction, but also their habitats and the communities who depend on both for their survival in one way or another.


Of course there are administration costs to running a grant-making mechanism. SOS finds good projects, uses the world's leading experts to help evaluate applications and manages those projects according to best practice in species conservation management. 


And communicating about the work and achievements of our grantees is critical to help attract more support for their good work. But we operate a streamlined "bare bones" team channeling upto 80% of funding to projects on the ground.


So far we have helped protect 250 threatened species of plants and animals over 5 years managing 109 projects. As you know, much much more needs to be done to win the war on extinction.


By supporting SOS, your donations support targeted, evidenced-based species conservation priorities that can deliver impacts across a variety of situations and taxonomic groups.


To date SOS projects have recorded many successes - new protected areas created, new populations discovered, population increases, world-firsts in headstarting for bird and reptile species and many wildlife crime arrests and prosecutions to name just a few.


Further, SOS funding has supported the creation of many alternative livelihood solutions and conservation jobs, not to mention the positive trickle down effect in local economies of sustained conservation investment.


Please consider a recurring or even a once off donation to SOS using the donation tool above.


When received, we will send you a thank you email and keep in touch sharing SOS news and updates regularly. Thank you!


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    SOS Lemurs is a special initiative protecting more than 30 species of lemurs in Madagascar across 11 projects...and counting
  • William Winram, NEktos, SOS Save Our Species, IUCN
    SOS marine projects help protect many species of sharks, rays, turtles and dolphins
  • SOS - Save Our Species, Bangladesh,  Martin Ureta
    Working with local communities is critical to many species conservation projects.
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    Tackling illegal wildlife trade in plants and animals requires investment in people, equipment and policy among many other dimensions of a complex problem.
  • SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031
    Ultimately SOS aims to increase the survival prospects of threatened species. Sometimes that involves releasing captive bred animals, sometimes it means improving habitat quality. Always it means hard work and many hours of it too!
SOS - Save Our Species
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