Belize Barrier Reef
The Belize Barrier Reef is home to almost 1,400 species – including the endangered hawksbill turtle. But this amazing site was threatened by oil exploration and coastal construction.
Thanks to you, Belize is now becoming a world leader in ocean protection – and this amazing place is even coming off UNESCO’s in-danger list!
Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. But sadly, it has lost almost 90 per cent of its elephants and nearly all of its critically endangered black rhinos to poachers since becoming a World Heritage site.
With your help, we’ve ended the immediate threat of mining inside the reserve, and are working towards a zero poaching approach.
Donana National Park
The dredging of the Guadalquivir River threatened both nature and local livelihoods.
But with the help of thousands of supporters, we made an amazing origami display, helping to remove the most immediate threat to Europe’s most important wetland.
Pirin National Park
This precious forest was threatened by commercial logging and skiing infrastructure.
But with your support, and working with a coalition of partners, we’re challenging the government plans in court.
Despite its status as a natural World Heritage site, in March 2016 the Polish Environment Minister decided to triple logging in the Białowieża Forest District – risking damage to the site that cannot be undone.
Thanks to an enormous collaborative effort, the logging has now halted in the forest and the Minister responsible for the plans was fired following the EU Court process.
Upper Gulf of California
Gillnets used for fishing were trapping the world’s most endangered mammal, the vaquita, as well as other marine life.
With your help, we’ve secured a permanent ban on gillnets.
Virunga National Park
Democratic Republic of the Congo
UK oil company Soco wanted to explore for oil inside Virunga National Park – home to a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
With your help, we drew the line – forcing Soco to abandon its plans and pull out of the park.
Companies carrying out harmful activities in natural World Heritage sites are too often funded by our banks.
Together, we spoke out, and now banks such as Barclays and Standard Chartered are working to protect our shared heritage.
Continue the fight for our planet
We've achieved an incredible amount protecting our natural World Heritage sites. But we couldn't do it alone.
Whether it's speaking up for Belize, funding our reports into major banks, or supporting our conservation work on the ground, our members are vital to our success.
Together, we've shown that when we fight for our planet, we can win. Join our passionate community of members today.