Environment Category Finalist
Working in alliance with the National Geographic Society, Lindblad Expeditions takes travellers to some of the most beautiful and diverse regions of the world - such as the Galápagos, Antarctica, Arctic, Amazon, and Southeast Asia. While on its voyages, guests have the chance to interact closely with leading scientists, naturalists and researchers, enabling them to experience some of these beautiful natural environments in the company of the most knowledgeable guides around.
Wherever Lindblad goes, it also aims to leave behind a positive legacy. In Galapagos, the company has been supporting key environmental and conservation efforts for 50 years. In Peru, it recently funded workshops on natural resource management, health and intercultural human rights. In Alaska, it financed a short documentary film spreading awareness about the threat of pollution to the Stikine River. In Cambodia, a group of guests accompanied by a Lindblad expedition leader started a grassroots project to build a library in the remote village of Kampong Tralach and supplied it with learning materials that focus on local ecology and environmental awareness. And globally, Lindblad supports Pristine Seas, an international initiative aimed at safeguarding the last wild places in the ocean. So far, the total protected area totals more than 2.2 million square kilometres.
The money to support these and many more projects has been raised through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund. The fund was established in 2008 to provide the many people who travel on Lindblad expeditions with a meaningful way to give back and make a positive impact in the regions they visited. So well received has the fund been, that, in just seven years it has raised US$6.1 Million, 100% of which has been invested straight back into the environments and communities Lindblad's guests experience.