Sustainability

Malaysia

Our partners
Close to home and verifiable

Many of our explorations leave a lasting local legacy, through our ongoing support for community projects that we both care about, and, crucially, can directly verify ourselves. One such example, is a project that we helped finance, to open up access to international markets for a remote community of Tibetan weavers, thereby preserving the village’s unique artisanal heritage, and providing income for sending their children to school.

Likewise, when demonstrating our commitment to protecting the global environment, we prefer to focus our efforts on reputable local initiatives that we are able to verify first hand, within communities that we  know. So, rather than donate a percentage of our profits to often grandiose global initiatives, we prefer to support specialist Asia-based organizations, that operate much closer to home. Currently, our conservation partner of choice is the remarkable China-based Shanshui.

In truth, sustainability is a bit more complicated, and we are continually striving to identify the most effective way of carbon balancing our trips by, once again, donating a verifiable percentage of our profits to respected Asia-based projects, with which we are personally familiar. At present, we are collaborating  with our partners at the Yayasan Sabah Group, who invest in a highly-creditable forest sequestration project in Malaysian Borneo.

Proud of our efforts, we are happy to share them further.