Members of The Long Run are some of the world’s most sustainable, nature-based travel destinations. Collectively they help to conserve over 20-million-acres of biodiversity and improve the lives of over 750,000 people. While tourism is on pause, vital projects that protect wildlife and people are at risk. Fundraising is not how we usually support our members, but in this unprecedented crisis, we would like to raise awareness of urgent need. Until you can travel again and use tourism as a force for good, please ACT NOW FOR A BETTER TOMORROW by supporting these community and conservation projects.
This multi-award-winning social business and privately created and managed Marine Protected Area is one of East Africa’s most successful marine conservation stories. Responsible for the protection of a 55-hectare reef sanctuary and no-take zone (home to sharks, turtles and over 500 fish species), and a 17-hectare forest reserve, Chumbe Island urgently needs funds to support four patrol rangers and four support staff. Chumbe hopes to raise US$50,000, which will also help to provide medical insurance for the entire Chumbe team (of 46) and their families.