Preserving wildlife and clean water from the rivers to the ocean
Alaska is one of the last places in the United States that contains vast, raw expanses of untouched natural beauty. As stewards of the areas we explore with our guests, the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund issues grants to support important conservation and research projects in the region.
Three of our recent grant recipients include the Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF), Sitka Conservation Society, and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC). With our support, these organizations are making a positive difference in the region. Below is a sample of the projects we have funded in Southeast Alaska.
With Alaska’s waters threatened by potential pollution, SEACC’s Inside Passage Waterkeeper program created two short documentary films to spread awareness of the importance of clean water to Alaskans, particularly coastal and indigenous residents.
On Baranof Island, the Center for Coastal Conservation is an important hub of environmental study in a remote, underserved area of Southeast Alaska. The Center also provides natural history lectures to seasonal tourists to the region.
The Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) engages in ecological monitoring, research, and rescue that is critical to the long-term conservation of Alaska’s whale populations.
Lindblad Expeditions is proud to support In Their Hands: The Keepers of the Box of Treasures, a language and photography project that seeks to witness, honor, and record the spirit of tribal elders of the First Nations Kwakwaka’wakw People of British Columbia.