SAOLA and the WORLD LAND TRUST(WLT) partner to actively protect natural ecosystems.
The « Buy An Acre » program from the WLT has already protected over 140.000 acres of forests, wetlands, springs & rivers around the world giving wildlife room to roam. Saola participates in this program in Patagonia, Brazil and Kenya with the goal to protect another 2500 acres together by 2026. This program aims at preserving wildlife in its most essential way as well as it is a direct contributor to climate resilience.Learn more about world land trust
Disheartened? So are we. But we are also optimistic, because there are incredible people in the world who put all of their energy, experience, and skills into preserving wildlife and biodiversity.
1% of SAOLA shoe sales goes towards supporting these people and their projects so that our children, grandchildren, and future generations can enjoy wildlife, and animals like the SAOLA, as much as we have.Learn more
Your purchase of SAOLA shoes supports our friend, Patrick Kilonzo, and his organization, MWALUA WILDLIFE TRUST. Patrick, a native of Kenya, has watched many animals perish over the recent years due to severe droughts in the region. Climate change will only continue to make this area of Africa susceptible to droughts, affecting the wildlife and eco-systems of the region.
In response, Patrick began MWALUA WILDLIFE TRUST, a grassroots organization that relies on volunteer efforts to supply sustainable water systems to wildlife communities, while also promoting human-wildlife coexistence. Volunteers work with communities to raise awareness about conservation, to promote ecological restoration, and to increase ethical economic opportunities to protect Kenya’s nature and biodiversity. Animals affected by Patrick’s organization include elephants, buffalo, zebras, impala, and more – all of whom rely on the area’s resources for their survival. Patrick is working to create long-term solutions that will prepare the surrounding parks and eco-systems in times of need.
1% of the proceeds from every pair of SAOLA shoes sold will support Patrick and his team.Learn more about the association
Lola ya Bonobo or "Bonobo Sanctuary" is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Friends Of Bonobos is a group of caregivers, volunteers and committed individuals who support bonobos that are prey to poaching.
Young orphaned bonobos are taken in by Friends Of Bonobos and raised with the love and care of their human mothers, a dedicated veterinarian and an extraordinary staff. As adults, they are released into supervised and protected forests.Learn more about FRIENDS OF BONOBOS
SunBear Outreach is a France-based charity that aims to help and improve the living conditions of sun bears threatened by deforestation and hunting (for their meat, skin, paws and bile used in Chinese medicine).This species, very much unknown to the public, represents sensitive and highly evolved creatures. Malayan bear cubs are hyperactive, they are at one with the rainforest and show an insatiable curiosity for everything it has to offer. In contrast, when a cub is deprived of its freedom and raised in a cage, it experiences nothing but frustration and stress. Learn more about SunBear Outreach
See Turtles rescues sea turtles by organizing marine wildlife awareness tours. They are very active on nesting beaches helping young turtles to reach the ocean. See Turtles also fights the high demand of turtle shells in the trade. Finally, the association is committed to cleaning up plastic waste left on the beaches and educating local populations on the preservation of marine biodiversity.Learn more about See Turtles
Coral Guardian is a France-based non-profit organization operating since 2012 in Indonesia & Spain with local communities to protect coral ecosystems. Through various awareness campaigns and mobilization, members of the association move heaven and earth to replant corals around the world.Learn more about Coral Guardian