The diverse range of projects supported by LDF – from efforts to create and expand protected areas on land and in our oceans, to supporting grassroots and indigenous organizations working to secure important environmental protections and implement sustainable solutions at the local level – is a direct reflection of the array of efforts that are needed to turn the tide. Explore our projects below.
Elephant Crisis Fund Overview
Oceans 5 Overview
An international funders’ collaborative comprised of new and experienced philanthropists dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans.
Wildlife Program Overview
We scale projects protecting critical eco-regions around the world and connecting often isolated islands of habitat to restore threatened wildlife populations.
California Program Overview
We support local efforts in Los Angeles and across the State of California to make possible the transition to fully sustainable food, energy, and infrastructure systems.
Ocean Program Overview
We drive efforts to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030 through the creation and expansion of marine protected areas.
Indigenous Rights Overview
We fund indigenous-led programs to map and monitor native territories, defend land rights, develop sustainable livelihoods, and promote public advocacy efforts.
Protecting Wild Tigers in Nepal
One of the most essential ecosystems for tigers is the Terai lowlands of Nepal. LDF has provided long-term support for World Wildlife Fund and their government and community partners in Bardia and Banke National Parks, doubling tiger populations in the past 5 years.
Expanding the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary
Due to increased poaching in Tanzania, African Black Rhino populations have been reduced by 96% in the past 50 years, making them nearly extinct. This grant will expand one of their last refuges – the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary – and increase breeding efforts.
Pacific Wolf Coalition
Supporting a coalition effort of 37 organizations dedicated to protecting the wolves of the Pacific Northwest by providing them with protection across suitable habitat in Washington, Oregon, and northern California, supporting the recovery of this critical species.
Defending Ivindo National Park
Through the Elephant Crisis Fund, we're supporting greater patrol activity and training for rangers in Gabon’s Ivindo National Park, protecting against increased threats of poaching in this strategic region for African forest elephants.
Climate Change Program Overview
We are focused on dramatically increasing ambition to tackle the climate crisis by promoting the best climate solutions, including a transition to 100% renewable energy.
We are helping to bring conservation and grassroots environmentalism into the 21st century through cutting-edge media and the latest in technological innovation.