Our new CLICK FOR CONSERVATION campaign is simply just our way of caring and sharing. The world has been kind to us over the past 25 years that we’ve been in business, and now it’s our turn to give back, by supporting the organizations and places on the planet that we care about. To do this, we’re launching CLICK FOR CONSERVATION with YOU as our partners. Helping wildlife couldn’t be easier than this.
“This is for the lazy people out there. How often do you get the chance to do something really meaningful without doing a thing? There’s no credit card involved, no personal information, no need to even get up off the couch to do something good in the world today – except lift your finger and click on a link to help our friends and relatives – The Chimps,” said Susan Kelly, Absolute Travel’s Director of Global Outreach & Conservation Partnerships.
How does the campaign work? By clicking the link to watch the video featured below of the World’s First “Pelican Selfie,” Absolute Travel will donate to chimp conservation through their CLICK FOR CONSERVATION campaign.
Why watch a Pelican video for chimp conservation?
The pelican is flying over the Mahale Mountains in Tanzania, one of the world’s last places to see wild chimps in their natural habitat. That was one reason we chose to support the chimps through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots for our first conservation campaign.
The second reason: Jane was the inspiration for Brooke’s visit to Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains in the first place. Dr. Goodall was one of the keynote speakers at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival last fall (where Absolute Travel is the exclusive travel partner), and Jane’s stories about dedicating her life to these charismatic creatures propelled Brooke to come as close as she could to Jane’s legacy, by tracking a wild habituated group in one of the last places you can see them in their element.
Jane Goodall, renowned the world over for her lifetime’s work with chimpanzees, is an ethologist, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. She is one of our conservation heroes and with your help, we can support chimps through her foundation, which provides young people with the knowledge, tools and hopeful inspiration to improve the environment and the quality of life for people and animals.
The pelican “selfie” video called “Pelican Learns to Fly” was produced by Brooke Garnett of Absolute Travel and GoPro for their brand new digital channel and it has gone viral! across the media. It has been on the Today Show, FOX news, CNN, NPR, Slate and many more. On the web, it hit almost 3 million views in just under a week, which is how we’re able to support chimp conservation. The number of views of the video, generates revenue. The higher the number of clicks on the video, means more revenue that we can donate for chimps.
The 2-minute film stars an orphan Great White Pelican, known as “Big Bird” and features an unusual bird’s-eye-view of remote Lake Tanganyika, and the scenic backdrop of Greystoke Mahale, a safari lodge in Tanzania, widely known for its access to the one of the largest wild chimpanzee populations on the planet.
Brooke got the unique pelican footage by sliding a GoPro mount that happened to fit perfectly onto the pelican’s beak during her recent trip to Tanzania. Ms. Garnett says, “My SLR camera has been my favorite tool to share my adventures from the field for years, but the GoPro footage captured my trip in a way a picture never could. I love this pelican because he captures the main ingredients of an Absolute Travel trip. He sees a remote destination from a unique perspective, and then relaxes at one of the world’s best properties at the end of the day. We travel differently.”
Not only are we dedicated to creating life-changing trips, we are also committed to protecting the places we care about all over the globe through our philanthropic arm, Absolute Awareness.
Who doesn’t love chimps? Go on, CLICK FOR CONSERVATION!