Environmental Organizations Worth Donating To

Mikhaila Roome, Writer

You might have heard on T.V. the word donate. You might have even heard your parents talk about donating to an organization. Donating to an organization is a very rewarding thing to do— even donating as small as $5 is rewarding. Knowing that you’re helping and supporting an organization that does important things like save wildlife, support survivors, etc is such a nice thing. So, next time you have an extra couple bucks, ask your parents to donate it for you or to keep it in a jar so you can donate it when you have more money.

But wait! What organization should you donate to? There’s so many, and you want to be sure that you donate to an actual organization that doesn’t scam people! Well, don’t worry. There are many opportunities to donate to different organizations, so just take a look below and pick a few. And, in honor of Earth Day, all these organizations help wildlife and environments.

Marine Organizations

Oceana – Oceana works to protect fish, marine mammals, and other aquatic life from the effects of pollution and over-fishing. They have many campaigns and also protect sharks and sea turtles.

Wildlife Organizations 

The Wildlife Conservation Society – The WCS supports zoos and aquariums, while also promoting environmental education and conservation. Their goals are to create a top-notch zoo while promoting wildlife protection and the study of zoology.

National Audubon Society – NAS is devoted to bird and other wildlife conservations. They have over 500 chapters across the U.S. and over 2,500 “Important Bird Areas,” which are places where birds are especially threatened.

Jane Goodall Institution – The JGI works to protect chimpanzees, great apes, and other primates. They fund sanctuaries, fight illegal trafficking, and educate the public. They also encourage efforts to provide health care and education for girls in African villages.

Environmental Organizations

Conservation International – Their goals are to help stabilize the global climate, protect the world’s supplies of fresh water, and ensure human well-being in ecologically threatened areas. They work largely with indigenous peoples and with various non-governmental organizations.