Protect Wildlife

“Visitors Feed Black Bears: Adult Bear Euthanized and Cubs Relocated”

“Off-leash Dog Kills Threatened Seal Pup in California National Park”
USA Today

“A Friendly Black Bear was Euthanized After it Came to Love People Who Fed it and Took Selfies” — CNN

These are all real headlines from the past year — articles that never would have been written if the individuals involved practiced Leave No Trace. Most people who visit the outdoors want to respect and protect the creatures who live there, but not everyone knows how. That’s why Leave No Trace education matters.

Every year, Leave No Trace teaches millions of adults and children about how to respect wildlife. The result: less human-wildlife conflict, healthier animal populations, more opportunities to view wildlife in their natural settings and fewer relocated or euthanized species.

Donate to this important cause today. A $5 or $10 gift could be the difference between life or death for a wild animal. Leave No Trace has a 4-star Charity Navigator rating and $0.83 of every dollar donated provides direct support for Leave No Trace education and research that reduces risks to wildlife caused by humans. You can play a central role in protecting our beloved wildlife.