The Acre Foundation

£2,827 raised so far

ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme

If Acre has recently placed an individual with your organisation and you have received an e-mail inviting you to take up our ‘Ecoscheme’ initiative, please fill in the form above and we’ll donate to EDGE on your behalf.

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) scientists have developed a way of measuring not only how threatened a species is, but also how irreplaceable it is. Interestingly, it’s not just the usual suspects, like elephants, rhinos and pandas that top the list, but also many species that most people have never even heard of, such as the Chinese giant salamander, long-beaked echidna and tooth-billed pigeon. These species are just as important, and just as threatened, as their more familiar relatives – yet ZSL is the only organisation championing them.

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is highly effective because it focuses on identifying and supporting the most promising future conservation leaders on the ground in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We provide them with extensive training and support for a minimum of two years to initiate conservation projects for poorly-known EDGE species. The programme thus benefits both local people and wildlife, and ensures that conservation actions are sustainable.

We’ve catalysed conservation action for more than 40 species since 2007 and plan to help secure the future of 60 more over the next 5 years.

Visit the EDGE website

Other Charities

  • Cool Earth

    Rainforests are worth much more to the human race left standing. Cool Earth is a unique charity that is saving the world’s most endangered rainforests through working with local communities to secure forests at risk of being destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works to build local and community capacity to make a difference, ensuring that less than 10% of their supporters’ money is spent on administration.

    Read more about Cool Earth.
  • Octavia Foundation

    The Octavia Foundation’s work is intended to increase the strength and effectiveness of community life; improving local conditions, especially for people in disadvantaged situations, enabling people to take part in public decision-making, and helping them to achieve greater long-term control over their circumstances. Acre have partnered with the Octavia Foundation to develop the ‘Gateways to Work’ programme.

    Read more about Octavia Foundation.