The reports are in, and they are far from glamorous.
At the current rate of extinction, a child born today will see half a million species disappear from our planet by the time they turn 18 years old. Recent trajectories indicate that iconic species like tigers, elephants, orangutans, bees, and frogs will slip away from this earth before our grandchildren are able to see them.
At The Road Less Traveled, we are unwilling to accept this fate. We believe our role in global conservation starts with education.
Our animal service programs are designed to maximize student exposure to leading conservationists, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and animal care shelters. We intentionally select organizations that employ industry-wide best practices and that are working on the cutting edge of conservation science.
Discover three awe-inspiring organizations we work with!
Based in Petén, Guatemala, The ARCAS rescue center is one of the largest and most complex wildlife rehabilitation centers in the entire world. Rescuing between 300 and 600 animals from the black market every year, ARCAS’ mission is to rescue and release endangered Scarlet Macaws, Monkeys, Iguanas, Hawks and more.
Best Friend’s motto is “Save them All.” This Utah-based no-kill animal shelter takes in rescue pups, cats, parrots, pigs, horses, goats, from across the world and offers them a peaceful canyon refuge. Their goal is to end killing in America’s shelters and to better the world through kindness to animals.
Based in Westcliffe Colorado, Mission:Wolf provides a home for rescued captive wolves and horses. Their goal is to educate people about the importance of wild wolves to our ecosystem and to inspire future generations to support wild animals. Visit M:W’s Instagram page for some incredible videos and shots of the sanctuary.
We are humbled by the services animals provide our ecosystems and by the joy they instill in us, and can’t for the life of us imagine a world without them.