Wilderness Travel is profoundly committed to conservation and the communities where we travel. By going so deeply into remote regions, we bring our tourism dollars as far as we can into communities, and towards conservation. We are founding members of several conservation groups and actively support many more, including the Galapagos Conservancy, American Himalayan Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute, reforestation projects on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, and coral reef protection in Palau, and many projects created by our Trip Leaders, working deep in their communities. We also create special events that contribute to wildlife conservation. WT's best practices go back to our beginnings. Long before it was required or even discussed, WT hired extra porters on our Himalayan treks to carry kerosene rather than gathering wood for cooking. We were the first to do so, and did it at our expense because it was the right thing to do. Many of our practices have since become industry standards.