PRESERVE AND CHERISH THE “PALE BLUE DOT”

The only home we have ever known.

Save wildlife and it promotes health ecosystems, like this reef with hundreds of blue tang fish.

Our Story

EARTH LEGACY FOUNDATION – SAVING OUR PLANET, AND THE CREATURES LIVING IN IT, TO PRESERVE OUR FUTURE

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives… it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” Carl Sagan, 1994

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Our Legacy
Save wildlife and it promotes health ecosystems, like this reef with hundreds of blue tang fish.

Our Story

EARTH LEGACY FOUNDATION – SAVING OUR PLANET, AND THE CREATURES LIVING IN IT, TO PRESERVE OUR FUTURE

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives… it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
-Carl Sagan, 1994

Read more about our story, mission and vision.

Save Wildlife

Through our efforts to understand the harvesting of endangered wildlife, we realised that in order to protect and save wildlife, we must offer an alternative source of sustenance and income. We are working with communities to establish several skills development projects, aquaculture farms, and building tourism, to create sustainable job opportunities.

Carpentry Workshops

Alongside our FSC-registered partners, LevasFlor, our goal for the project is to create a facility that can process responsibly harvested wood and train locals in carpentry skills. Apprentices will be identified from the communities and we will sell or export manufactured products, keeping the profits in Mozambique, to the benefit of the local population.

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$200

Out of $10 000

9

Donations

Pottery Workshops

The goal of this project is to offer local communities an alternative means to taking vulnerable marine life. Apprentices will be trained in every aspect of the ceramic process, from identifying and mining local materials, to processing and creating functional works of art. We aim to teach locals a whole range of industry skills, extending…

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$50

Out of $10 000

2

Donations

Aqua Farming

Turtles are seen by locals as a source of protein. Through our efforts to understand the residents’ harvesting of turtles, we realised that to protect wildlife, communities need alternative means of sustenance. Tilapia fish farms can provide locals with a reliable source of nutritional fish and an opportunity to sell fish at local markets, creating…

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$340

Out of $10 000

11

Donations

Turtle Monitoring

The turtle monitors ensure the protection of nesting turtles on Ilha do Fogo, keeping an eye on the nests until the hatchlings emerge. The project aims to identify individuals from the local community who show an aptitude for turtle and marine protection and fund their formal training with Maputo National Park.

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$5000

Out of $10 000

34

Donations

Pebane Airfield

Pebane had a disused airfield that has fallen to ruins due to lack of funding. To ensure the progress of Earth Legacy Foundation projects, a useable airfield is crucial.

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$10000

Out of $10 000

23

Donations

Sundome Project

Our purpose-built solar stills can produce over 20 litres of fresh water per day, per still utilising seawater or grey water. We use these stills to ensure freshwater on Ilha do Fogo, however, funding is required to develop more solar stills for the coastal communities, providing fresh drinking water for families in the area.

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$220

Out of $10 000

8

Donations

Keep Fin Alive

We partner with Keep Fin Alive, a marine conservation and education campaign in Mossel Bay, South Africa, which is home to our head office. Their mission is to spread awareness of the catastrophic decline in marine populations due to plastic pollution, overfishing and other threats.

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$0

Out of $10 000

0

Donations

Our Presence

As all the Earth Legacy Foundation Projects are self-funded at this point, we use a portion of the profits generated from our tourism partners to assist with the conservation projects to save wildlife. Ecotourism plays a key role in the sustainability of these projects.

What we offer

Community Projects

Community Projects

Through a variety of community enrichment initiatives, we aim to achieve sustainable economic growth in impoverished communities.

Our Campaigns

Community Projects

Ecotourism

Unfound’s accommodations are located in beautiful, nature-abundant areas. All properties make a conscious effort for sustainable tourism and donate a portion of profits to our NPO.

Our Properties

Community Projects

Researcher package

Ilha do Fogo boasts highly abundant marine biodiversity, unexplored coral reefs and mangroves, and an ideal base camp for researchers.

Researchers Trip
Mission Statement for our projects with an aeriel image of Ilha do Fogo
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