Travel That Gives Back

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Every booking can help to protect and restore our planet, so you can feel even better about going on holiday...

Together we can make a difference and even the smallest of actions can help, like saying yes to our climate hero initiative when you book any holiday or trip with us.

You can travel in the knowledge that you're helping to protect and restore ecosystems across the world through REWILDING.

The difference your booking makes...

The breakdown of our climate is an urgent threat, to both nature and human society. Bigger and smarter action is needed in this defining moment. That’s why we’ve taken an innovative approach with our first environmental partner, Mossy Earth.

From planting native trees to protecting seagrasses and even restoring natural ponds, you can help support our bold ambition to reverse the destruction of our natural world. 

When you book a holiday with me, £5 per passenger goes directly towards our ‘Climate hero’ projects. 100% of your contribution goes to support the projects below.

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Climate Hero: Seagrasses

*Location* Portugal 

We will be protecting and restoring Seagrass meadows. Seagrasses can take and lock up carbon at a rate that is approximately 30x that of forests. They also improve water quality and provide crucial nursing grounds for fish and benefit dolphins, as well as seahorses!

Latest update on this project [2nd September 2021]

A plan is currently being put together in coordination with local researchers and institutions to map out the seagrass meadows. With the support of a drone, this is a key part of the process of protecting and restoring these undersea meadows. Home to some amazing wildlife, and a store for huge amounts of carbon, they are a natural solution to the climate crisis.

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Climate Hero: Termites

*Location* West Africa 

We will be conserving and reintroducing termite mounds. Why? It's important to say that we do not all experience the devastating effects of climate change equally. Africa will be hardest hit by climate change, yet has contributed the least. Severe droughts are becoming more common and termites are the heroes here. Despite their size, they play a critical role in holding back desertification.

Latest update on this project [2nd September 2021]

With Mossy Earth's partners in Benin, the fieldwork plan is complete. The first step is to detect existing termite mounds. This will be done through drone mapping, one of the most effective methods. The myriad of tiny underground tunnels created by termites allows rainwater to penetrate the soil which helps to slow the spread of deserts in Africa, this is what the team is looking for.

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Climate Hero: Ponds

*Location* UK

We will be restoring small natural ponds across the UK because most ponds have been lost in the UK due to urbanisation and agriculture. Studies suggest that ponds are effective at taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil. They also provide critical drinking water for wildlife and can even help to prevent floods.

Latest update on this project [2nd September 2021]

A site in Shropshire has now been earmarked for the restoration of our first freshwater pond.

Shropshire has been hit hard by flooding in recent years, with roads submerged and homes underwater. Ponds can make a large impact on the big environmental issues that affect us all: climate change, flooding, and pollution. All this, as well as being fantastic for wildlife!

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Climate Hero: Native Trees

*Location* Scotland 

We will restore the Caledonian forest in the Scottish Highlands. Historically, much of the Scottish Highlands were covered in a forest of majestic Scots pine and colourful broadleaf trees, home to a diversity of plants and animals. Today, the landscape is largely devoid of these woodlands.

Latest update on this project [2nd September 2021]

Our partner Mossy Earth has ordered the native tree saplings from a local nursery. The tree planting will begin in Autumn. Did you know? It is too warm, even in Scotland, to plant trees during the summer months. 

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Climate Hero: Sea Otters

*Location* California

Sea otters are a keystone species, whose position in the food chain is crucial. By preying on sea urchins, who graze on kelp, they ensure the health of kelp forests and protect the many other species that thrive there. Along the Californian coast, marine recreation is growing and this is having significant behavioral and physiological negative consequences for the Southern Sea otter.

Latest update on this project [2nd September 2021]

The Sea otter disturbance research is well underway in Slough, California. The research the team is gathering will inform the future management decisions relating to the conservation work here. Conducting this research is crucial as it helps us better understand how tourism-related activities are negatively impacting sea otters.

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