Protecting Vulnerable Wildlife

Signature Programs that help Protect Vulnerable Wildlife

At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a rich variety of effective, carefully-vetted charitable programs. Several of our Signature Programs focus on amplifying the good by protecting wildlife.
When you click the “Click to Give” button on The Rainforest Site or GreaterGood or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds wildlife conservation efforts.
Learn more about all the projects our signature program, Protecting Vulnerable Wildlife, funds below and how they are helping vulnerable species.  See updates from these important programs here.

Signature Projects


Project Peril

Project Peril, a program of Greater Good Charities, is committed to saving endangered species by supporting holistic and hands-on wildlife conservation efforts.
Our Project Peril team members work with our partners to protect tigers, chimpanzees, pangolin, and many more species and their habitats, while reducing human-wildlife conflicts, advocating for conservation strategies, and monitor wildlife populations and threats.
Project Peril is committed to working with the best non-profits in Africa devoted to ending poaching entirely, in Asia helping to save elephants from a lifetime of slavery and torture, in the world's oceans helping to curb overfishing by monitoring and preventing illegal fishing, and elsewhere around there world where wildlife needs help.

Project Wildcat

Project Wildcat works to protect the majestic jaguar and other endangered species.
There are only an estimated 80 jaguars left in Northern Sonora, Mexico. This endangered population is the last hope for the species' reintroduction into the US.
Due to a decrease of inhabitable land, jaguars, ocelots, and other predators have resorted to attacking and eating local livestock to survive. Over the past three years, 8% of Sonora's jaguar population have been killed by ranchers who felt threatened by the natural predators. At this rate, the Sonoran jaguar population could be wiped out in just a few decades. We need your help to make sure that doesn't happen.
In order to save these majestic cats, Greater Good Charities is working with Primero Conservation to double the size of their 35,000-acre wildlife corridor strategically located just north of the existing Northern Jaguar Reserve in Sonora. We are working with the landowners of six connected and contiguous ranches who are agreeing to refrain from killing jaguars and other predators in exchange for training, supplies, and equipment to protect their cattle.
Your donation would help us by offsetting cattle deaths with these incentives. Then these ranchers can no longer justify killing jaguars and other predators like mountain lions, ocelots, and bears. Join us to defend these incredible animals.

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Updates From the Field

Mask Donations Help Wildlife Sanctuaries Continue Essential Work

GreaterGood has donated masks to 11 sanctuaries in four African countries to help people and wildlife.

GreaterGood has donated masks to 11 sanctuaries in four African countries to help their workers and volunteers stay safe, as well as to keep the animals safe. Each of these wildlife sanctuaries is part of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance.

Primates at these sanctuaries need a great deal of care and attention from the teams of people who work at the wildlife sanctuaries, and they couldn't do so safely without masks to protect themselves and those around them against disease.

"Chimps can die of the common cold, so the wearing of masks when we are working with them during the COVID pandemic is essential," says Pauline Stuart, head of Chimp Eden. "The masks are assisting in the prevention of the staff from contracting COVID from the people they come into contact with and transferring it to the other staff and to our chimps. All of the staff at Chimp Eden are wearing the masks every time they are either with the chimps, in their enclosures (cleaning, etc), when they are preparing food, etc., and when in the company of others."

These masks are protecting more than just people too. There's been some debate recently about whether some animals might be able to contract the COVID-19 virus from humans, and, while your cat or dog may be fairly safe from the disease, primates share more of their genetic makeup with humans, making them more likely to be able to contract COVID-19. More research needs to be done to determine exactly how susceptible primates are to this disease, but in the meantime, it's better safe than sorry when it comes to the precious creatures that live at these wildlife sanctuaries. Staff, volunteers, and visitors who wear masks when near the apes and monkeys are doing their part to keep them safe and healthy.

Tigers Bounce Back

Tiger populations have increased in recent years.

In 2010, the number of tigers in the wild had fallen to an all-time low of 3,200. That was down from an estimated 100,000-plus in 1900. Twelve years ago, leaders agreed to work toward the goal of doubling the population by 2022. While they didn't quite manage it globally, their efforts appear to be heading in the right direction.

Recent figures from the International Union for Conservation of Nature show that there are now between 3,726 and 5,578 wild tigers throughout the world. That's up 40% from 2015 estimates. IUCN says this increase is due to improvements in monitoring that give a better head count, but it also shows the population seems to be stable or increasing.