WE WANT THE WORLD TO BE A KINDER PLACE.
With our focus on environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and wildlife protection, kindness is at the heart of each and every one of our operations. We don’t want to just explore this beautiful planet, we want to help protect it which is why we strive to embody sustainable tourism.
We believe it is our responsibility to conserve where we can and to try and make a positive contribution to all of the amazing places that host our adventures. We have a dual mission of showing women the world and making the world a better place while we do so. By contributing to conservation efforts, social programs, and operating responsibly in the countries we visit, we hope to demonstrate our dedication and commitment to leaving our destinations in better shape than when we got there.
WE ARE KIND TO WOMEN
We work to promote female leadership and empowerment. As we all know, amazing things can happen when a woman is educated and given the opportunity to share her voice. We work with partners who have female guides as much as possible, and try to support female-led enterprises whenever we can. Our desire to share our love of the outdoors, our sense of adventure, and to be in the company of other spirited women is what brings us all together. Read more…
WE ARE KIND TO THE EARTH
We are kind to forests- we leave no trace. We are kind to the oceans- we have reduced our plastic consumption and are working towards reducing our single-use plastic for 2019. Our footprint is minimal- our office is virtual!
In 2019, WWE will be offsetting all domestic flights on all trips, including staff travel. We invite clients to offset and make a donation to offsetters. Understanding your carbon footprint, reducing emissions wherever possible, and offsetting direct carbon emissions that cannot be reduced or eliminated is a great start to making a difference. https://www.offsetters.ca/. We will donate our offsets to projects such as the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, where our support will help protect this valuable resource by investing in a conservation economy. Read more…
WE ARE KIND TO ANIMALS
Wild Women are kind to elephants. On our Elephants, Treks, and Temples Tour we support an elephant project run by the Karen Hill Tribe women, which works to protect elephants that were once abused in an exploitative riding camp. We were proud to help fund the very first elephant hospital in Thailand, and we also support the campaign of the Asian Captive Elephant Working group – a leading coalition of elephant experts and conservationists.
Wild Women are kind to orangutans. We support the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation- a community-based program that rescues and rehabilitates orangutans and helps them return safely into the wild. On our Untamed Indonesia trip, we visit these amazing creatures in the jungle.
WE ARE KIND TO EACH OTHER
Our trips strive to give back to communities and their community leaders. We purposefully seek out the local organizations and operators of the places we visit so that our travel will have a direct, positive impact on the residents there. On our Pura Vida Adventure Retreat in Costa Rica, we work with the local women’s organization of San Jerónimo on one of their growing projects – a medicinal plant nursery.
WE ARE KIND TO CHILDREN
We are a member of The Child Safe Tourism campaign, which aims to arm travellers with knowledge and information on the simple things they can do to be a child safe traveller. We feel it’s vitally important to know how to take simple actions to minimize harm to children and help create a Child Safe Tourism environment.