The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: Jeff Jones – Author Arctic Sanctuary

A 16 day, self-supported rafting trip down the Canning River to collect images of the beauty and wildlife of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in order to dispel the argument that the Refuge is a barren wasteland appropriate for oil drilling.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica: CREMA

Boat-based data collection on the numbers and types of dolphins, turtles, and whales sighted, and document illegal industrial fishing encountered, to study the possible the expansion of the Marine Protected Area off of the Pacific Coast of the Osa Peninsula.

Andavoadoka, Madagascar: Blue Ventures

Scuba-based data collection on the health of the coral reefs and fisheries off of the southwest coast of Madagascar, supporting the local tribe in managing their marine resources.

Baja California: I Am Water

Joined a journey to Baja California to learn freediving as a marine conservation technique and support the Cabo Pulmo marine reserve and the I Am Water Foundation in its marine conservation efforts around the world.

Amazon: Pachamama Alliance

Traveled to the Karanqui people of the Andes and the Achuar and Sapara peoples of the Amazon, to support their efforts to protect their environment and their earth-based cultures.

We don’t need to put this up yet, the blog hasn’t caught up to this trip, and I may be returning in December and will have better photographs

Kogi: John Perkins