What We Do

A Holistic Approach


Wildlife is particularly threatened by changes to its ecosystems. Through hunting, habitat fragmentation, the introduction of invasive species, local pollution and climate change, humans have made permanent changes to the fabric of life on which all species depend and thrive. Project Peril is working to preserve biodiversity by protecting threatened species and their habitats, as well as supporting measures to prevent unnecessary destruction in the future.

Saving Species Threatened with Extinction


Project Peril prioritizes species listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically-endangered including those on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. We work to identify wildlife that is particularly important for overall conservation, such as

  • Keystone species like the jaguar, which play an essential role in the functioning of an ecosystem;
  • Umbrella species like the tiger, whose protection indirectly ensures the protection of other species in the habitat;
  • Evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered species like the pangolin, which have few close relatives left on the planet;
  • and flagship species like the elephant, charismatic species that encourage conservation at large.

Learn About Our Priority Regions

Learn why these areas are important to protect and what we are doing to protect them.
North America  |   Central & South America  |   Africa  |   Asia and Europe  |   The Asian Islands & Australasia  |   The Oceans

Give to Project Peril

Make a one-time donation to support our efforts around the world, from protecting habitats to providing food to animals in danger.

Become a Protector

Join our community of sustaining members and your recurring gift will protect endangered species and their habitat, month after month.