GreaterGood.org grants for rainforest preservation, habitat conservation, and reforestation projects primarily went to programs in Central America, South America, Africa, and Australia.
Highlights of the year included the successful completion of the in Colombia, made possible in part by several years of grants to World Land Trust - US, and the expansion of Reserva Comunal Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo in Peru by the Rainforest Conservation Fund.
In February 2011, GreaterGood.org donated more than $84,000 to International Fund for Animal Welfare to help Australian wildlife rescue following the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi.
Additional grants for wildlife rescue, preservation programs for big cats and marine mammals, and sanctuaries for threatened species like the Sumatran orangutan were made during the year.
Overall, GreaterGood.org gave more than $3.1 million to 111 charities operating in the United States and worldwide in 2011. Support for rainforest and other land conservation programs came from The Rainforest Site, the Gifts That Give More [tm] program, and other donations.
Photo: The now expanded El Paujil Nature Reserve covers 6,935 acres and provides permanent protection for 100 pairs of the critically endangered Blue-billed Curassow.