Give wolves room to roam.
Throughout America, wolves and related species cross paths with humans across bustling cities, idyllic farmland, and serene wilderness. These keystone carnivores help to maintain a healthy ecosystem from top to bottom; however, the potential for conflict with people is increasing. Over one-half of the 2.3 billion acres of U.S. lands is used in agriculture, and developed areas are expanding across the country. Sadly, as wildlife habitat shrinks a “shoot, shovel and shut up” approach is still the norm when it comes to predator management in most of North America.
Greater Good Charities partners with The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network to provide education and best practice models to farmers and ranchers. Through their Wildlife Friendly® and Predator Friendly® certifications, they help provide market access for businesses taking the steps towards coexistence with wildlife, with the ultimate goal to conserve keystone wildlife and the natural systems critical to the health of people and the planet.
You can help. Just $1 helps us improve wolves ability to remain on the landscape and provide an incentive for farms that do the right thing.
The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network works around the world to:
- Conserve keystone wildlife and the natural systems critical to the health of people and the planet.
- Help family farms to flourish and promote the practice of ecological agriculture.
- Build the market for sustainable foods, fibers, and artisan goods, and inspire consumers to change the world.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.
Artisans Business Network is a network of three depots located in Jacmel, Port au Prince and Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti. It offers a wide range of artisanal products from the independent ateliers of Haiti and supports the delivery of handmade products to customers around the world. Artisan Business Network empowers Haitians with entrepreneurial tools, design input and market access.
Artisan Business Network producers create products from materials like papier mache, bone, horn, metal, beads and stone, and the products range from home décor to holiday and jewelry. The depots are fully owned and operated by Haitian entrepreneurs. In addition to its co-founders, the network draws upon the talents of product and logistics advisors dedicated to the success of Haiti’s artisans.
The Network helps make essential improvements in earnings and community wellbeing for their producers through commerce based in Haiti’s profound artisanal culture. Talented Haitians are ready and eager to recapture the losses brought about by the trade embargo of the 1990’s, subsequent internal political deadlock, and the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake.