Biodiversity conservation

The goal of the program is to reduce the illegal trade in wild animals, especially endangered and protected outlons on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Kukang Rescue Program therefore works with local government nature conservation agencies and operates a rescue and rehabilitation center for seized outlons. In addition, we focus on local and education, awareness, community involvement activities and training of Indonesian co-workers.

For thirty years, since the late 1980’s, Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation, Inc. (NFEFI), has reforested no less than 1,000 hectares. Their community projects, education programs, and forest protection programs, have successfully transformed communities and lives. The founding of the Biodiversity Conservation Centre (BCC) at the heart of Bacolod City, through the guidance of William Oliver, was the foundation’s showcase project.

The Bee Guard Organization is not solely a project. It is a community of people who since 2008 have worked towards protecting pollinators — honeybees, solitary bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and others. Our activities aren’t simply focused on the pollinators (beekeeping, keeping bumblebees, crafting insect hotels), but also on education of children, youth and the wider public by organizing seminars, workshops, or publishing educative materials. One of our priorities is improving coordination and cooperation between clubs for young beekeepers and youth groups focused on biodiversity protection.

We aim to protect the most valuable parts of the basin of Balikpapan Bay, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The territory adjacent to the metropolitan city of Balikpapan includes a variety of natural ecosystems – both primary and secondary tropical rain forests, mangroves, coral reefs, and shallow coastal sea. It is home to a range of endangered species of plants and animals, including the Irrawaddy dolphin, dugong, proboscis monkey, orang-utan, gibbons, Malayan sun bear, and clouded leopard.

We protect sea turtles through 4 main pillars:
1. Direct protection of turtles in Indonesia – on 2 islands in the Berau area (one of the most important hatcheries of giant cards in the world) and on the island of Lembata.
2. Improving the protection of turtles in Sri Lanka – consultations, workshops for conservationists, we are also preparing the construction of a model rescue center.
3. Education and dissemination of information among children and adults in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic about sea turtles and their irreplaceable role in the functioning of ecosystems.
4. Reducing the illegal sale of turtle products by promoting and organizing craft production from sustainable materials and promoting sustainable tourism.

Be Sea is an organization focused on the protection of the oceans. We operate in Indonesia where we fight the shark fin trade and our goal is to reduce shark fishing. We negotiate with the government, work with locals and focus on the education of children. In the Czech Republic, we try to spread awareness about oceans, sharks and sustainability. We organize lectures at primary and secondary schools, events for the public, art exhibitions, workshops and create educational materials. One of the pillars of our activities is also cooperation with artists and designers.

Project aimed at elephant protection in Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria). Increasing pressure from the black market again threatens the remaining living African elephant population strongly. The aim of the project is therefore to detect and combat poaching and above all to prevent it.

Since its foundation, this civic association has been dealing with the issue of environmental protection and its sustainable use, especially in connection with the palm industry. Through its activities, it seeks to extend this topic to all levels of society and in this way to achieve the highest possible awareness of the problems of developing countries in particular, which are mostly affected by the negative aspects of globalization.

We are dedicated to the protection and monitoring of cranes. Nowadays, it is mainly Common Crane in the Czech Republic, where we tag and monitor the birds with color rings. We regularly visit cranes’ roosting places and wintering grounds elsewhere in Europe. Detailed monitoring of crane movements is provided by GPS-GSM transmitters. The knowledge of all grounds used by cranes both during nesting and on migration routes is very important for the subsequent conservation of these often critically endangered birds. We want to use our long-term experience in the protection of other cranes species elsewhere in the world.

The project is supported by Ostrava Zoo (GPS-GSM transmitters and operating costs) and Kranichschutz Deutchland (color rings and internet database).

Biodiversity conservation

The goal of the program is to reduce the illegal trade in wild animals, especially endangered and protected outlons on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Kukang Rescue Program therefore works with local government nature conservation agencies and operates a rescue and rehabilitation center for seized outlons. In addition, we focus on local and education, awareness, community involvement activities and training of Indonesian co-workers.

We protect sea turtles through 4 main pillars:
1. Direct protection of turtles in Indonesia – on 2 islands in the Berau area (one of the most important hatcheries of giant cards in the world) and on the island of Lembata.
2. Improving the protection of turtles in Sri Lanka – consultations, workshops for conservationists, we are also preparing the construction of a model rescue center.
3. Education and dissemination of information among children and adults in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic about sea turtles and their irreplaceable role in the functioning of ecosystems.
4. Reducing the illegal sale of turtle products by promoting and organizing craft production from sustainable materials and promoting sustainable tourism.

The Bee Guard Organization is not solely a project. It is a community of people who since 2008 have worked towards protecting pollinators — honeybees, solitary bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and others. Our activities aren’t simply focused on the pollinators (beekeeping, keeping bumblebees, crafting insect hotels), but also on education of children, youth and the wider public by organizing seminars, workshops, or publishing educative materials. One of our priorities is improving coordination and cooperation between clubs for young beekeepers and youth groups focused on biodiversity protection.

A non-profit association with the intention to set up and protect the endangered and exceptional biodiversity of the Philippines through long-term rescue programs. Talarak is an educational and educational activity among inhabitants of endangered forests, especially on the island of Negros, where is the rescue centre located.

Since its foundation, this civic association has been dealing with the issue of environmental protection and its sustainable use, especially in connection with the palm industry. Through its activities, it seeks to extend this topic to all levels of society and in this way to achieve the highest possible awareness of the problems of developing countries in particular, which are mostly affected by the negative aspects of globalization.

Be Sea is an organization focused on the protection of the oceans. We operate in Indonesia where we fight the shark fin trade and our goal is to reduce shark fishing. We negotiate with the government, work with locals and focus on the education of children. In the Czech Republic, we try to spread awareness about oceans, sharks and sustainability. We organize lectures at primary and secondary schools, events for the public, art exhibitions, workshops and create educational materials. One of the pillars of our activities is also cooperation with artists and designers.

Project aimed at elephant protection in Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria). Increasing pressure from the black market again threatens the remaining living African elephant population strongly. The aim of the project is therefore to detect and combat poaching and above all to prevent it.

We are dedicated to the protection and monitoring of cranes. Nowadays, it is mainly Common Crane in the Czech Republic, where we tag and monitor the birds with color rings. We regularly visit cranes’ roosting places and wintering grounds elsewhere in Europe. Detailed monitoring of crane movements is provided by GPS-GSM transmitters. The knowledge of all grounds used by cranes both during nesting and on migration routes is very important for the subsequent conservation of these often critically endangered birds. We want to use our long-term experience in the protection of other cranes species elsewhere in the world.

The project is supported by Ostrava Zoo (GPS-GSM transmitters and operating costs) and Kranichschutz Deutchland (color rings and internet database).

We aim to protect the most valuable parts of the basin of Balikpapan Bay, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The territory adjacent to the metropolitan city of Balikpapan includes a variety of natural ecosystems – both primary and secondary tropical rain forests, mangroves, coral reefs, and shallow coastal sea. It is home to a range of endangered species of plants and animals, including the Irrawaddy dolphin, dugong, proboscis monkey, orang-utan, gibbons, Malayan sun bear, and clouded leopard.

Development of local communities

Throughout all archipelago we initiate Eco-Libraries and provide children’s books in Indonesian language about animals, plants and environment to make the kids curious about Nature so they would fall in love with it and protect it. Moreover we’re developing Eco-Activities and games that inspire children to have sustainable lifestyles. They will become eco-literate which is an important value for humans in order to thrive on this planet.

Healthy animals, healthy people – under this motto, borrowed from Europe-based VSFs, we provide preventive vaccinations against rabies in animals based around Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya. The sustainability of projects and the development of veterinary medicine in Third World countries critically depends on qualified local veterinarians. The project aims to assist selected Kenyan students of veterinary medicine to study and to increase their proficiency.

(my Electronic Loan Exchange Network) is a Czech portal focusing on financing sustainable projects in developing countries. Via myELEN.com everyone can financially support chosen entrepreneur or microfinancial institution and get back the principal with fixed interest.

 

The aim of our business is not only profit but also help to solve a specific problem, because we believe that prosperity of individuals leads to prosperity of the whole society.

The organization is based in Ostrava, but most of its activities are managed from Olomouc. The development project is being implemented in East Africa in southwestern Tanzania, namely in the Mbeya region of rural areas in Mahango, Malawatu, Utengule Usangu and Iduya.

Kola pro Afrika, o.p.s. was founded in 2012 in Ostrava. Inspired by Jole Rider and Bicycles for Humanity, as well as the founders’ personal experiences. The mission of the organization is to enable children in Africa to travel to education thanks to bicycles donated by people in the Czech Republic. The bikes brought to Africa promote overall literacy, greater employment opportunities and increased citizens’ civil status.

United Vision focuses on youth mobility in the field of environmental and language education and also promotes national and international volunteering activities. Our aim is to promote sustainable development and international cooperation through education. We focus on environmental themes, language teaching, ecological awareness, intercultural education and solidarity between people from all around the world.

Development of local communities

Throughout all archipelago we initiate Eco-Libraries and provide children’s books in Indonesian language about animals, plants and environment to make the kids curious about Nature so they would fall in love with it and protect it. Moreover we’re developing Eco-Activities and games that inspire children to have sustainable lifestyles. They will become eco-literate which is an important value for humans in order to thrive on this planet.

United Vision focuses on youth mobility in the field of environmental and language education and also promotes national and international volunteering activities. Our aim is to promote sustainable development and international cooperation through education. We focus on environmental themes, language teaching, ecological awareness, intercultural education and solidarity between people from all around the world.

Kola pro Afrika, o.p.s. was founded in 2012 in Ostrava. Inspired by Jole Rider and Bicycles for Humanity, as well as the founders’ personal experiences. The mission of the organization is to enable children in Africa to travel to education thanks to bicycles donated by people in the Czech Republic. The bikes brought to Africa promote overall literacy, greater employment opportunities and increased citizens’ civil status.

The organization is based in Ostrava, but most of its activities are managed from Olomouc. The development project is being implemented in East Africa in southwestern Tanzania, namely in the Mbeya region of rural areas in Mahango, Malawatu, Utengule Usangu and Iduya.

(my Electronic Loan Exchange Network) is a Czech portal focusing on financing sustainable projects in developing countries. Via myELEN.com everyone can financially support chosen entrepreneur or microfinancial institution and get back the principal with fixed interest.

The aim of our business is not only profit but also help to solve a specific problem, because we believe that prosperity of individuals leads to prosperity of the whole society.

Healthy animals, healthy people – under this motto, borrowed from Europe-based VSFs, we provide preventive vaccinations against rabies in animals based around Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya. The sustainability of projects and the development of veterinary medicine in Third World countries critically depends on qualified local veterinarians. The project aims to assist selected Kenyan students of veterinary medicine to study and to increase their proficiency.

Candidate members

H2Ospodář!

In our association we are dealing with the topic of drinking water management. We have decided to popularise the phenomenon of “water” and bring this topic closer to the general public and hopefully build respect for this limited resource.

Through workshops and an interactive exhibition, we spread awareness of the path of drinking water, but we also advise on how each of us can easily and effectively start saving water. Personal engagement of the individual and self-experience are the most important for us.

In spring 2017, we won the Water Competition organized by the Partnership Foundation. In September of the same year, we organized the first exhibition in Toulcův dvůr. Since then, you can see us at various festivals and fairs. We also train company employees, the professionals and, last but not least, organize seminars at schools.

H2Ospodar.cz

Akvaponics – Pureself

Aquaponics is a combination of wastewater treatment – specifically from fish farming – and hydroponics, where the plants are grown in a nutrient solution and not in the soil. Significantly reduces fertilizers, reduces the amount of pesticides used and saves water resources. A type of agriculture under controlled conditions that maximizes yield per unit area built up and saves land use. More at pureself.cz

Candidate members

VČELÍ STRÁŽ (The Bee Guard Organization) is not solely a project. It is a community of people who since 2008 have worked towards protecting pollinators — honeybees, solitary bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and others. Our activities aren’t simply focused on the pollinators (beekeeping, keeping bumblebees, crafting insect hotels), but also on education of children, youth and the wider public by organizing seminars, workshops, or publishing educative materials. One of our priorities is improving coordination and cooperation between clubs for young beekeepers and youth groups focused on biodiversity protection.

Jiří Cafounek - project leader
Anna Milerová - project leader

BE SEA is an organization focused on the protection of the oceans. We operate in Indonesia where we fight the shark fin trade and our goal is to reduce shark fishing. We negotiate with the government, work with locals and focus on the education of children. In the Czech Republic, we try to spread awareness about oceans, sharks and sustainability. We organize lectures at primary and secondary schools, events for the public, art exhibitions, workshops and create educational materials. One of the pillars of our activities is also cooperation with artists and designers.