Who We Are

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We promise to benefit the human and wild inhabitants of every single place we visit.

BRANT is an international nature travel company with a strong commitment to the environment through what we call Responsible Ecotourism. We provide world-class nature tours and ensure that the people and wildlife at our destinations benefit from our visits as much as we benefit from them.

10% of every dollar BRANT makes is donated directly back to conservation and/or local communities.

 

 

 

Here are some of our non-profit partner organizations:  

The Belize Botanic Gardens

Belize Botanic Gardens

Maintaining the national botanic garden, although stunning, is the least of what the Belize Botanic Gardens has to offer. This amazing organization is a leader in local conservation and natural education. They support and run many projects ranging from training and educating locals to be gardeners and naturalists, to conservation and restoration of local and threatened habitats. To find out more about the amazing work they do check out their web page.

The Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo

Much more than just a Zoo, this organization is one of the largest and most active local conservation and education groups. The animals in the zoo are all rehabilitated wild creatures or rescued from circuses and the pet trade. They provide wildlife rehabilitation services, outdoor education, restoration and conservation support and more.Check out their amazing website to find out more

 

 

 

 

Black Swamp Bird Observatory

Black Swamp Bird ObservatorBlack Swamp Bird Observatoryy is the preeminent  bird research and education organization in the region. The passion for conservation, education and birds at BSBO is unparalleled. They’re many projects include environmental advocacy, bird research, youth and adult education programs, citizen science projects, outreach and so much more. From the BSBO website:

“The bottom line is this: we want to help people fall in love with birds!  We believe that connecting people to the joys of birding is the first step in building support for conservation; people care more about the things they love. We provide opportunities to make a meaningful difference for the environment through our many Citizen Scientist projects, and to be involved in something regenerative; working together to safeguard our natural world for future generations.”

They couldn’t be more in line with our policies here at BRANT Tours and are a model organization to receive support form us and our clients.To see the BSBO home page click here. To see the BSBO Facebook page click here.

Cape May Bird Observatory

CMBO LogoFounded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon, the Cape May Bird Observatory is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities. The twofold mission of New Jersey Audubon is to connect people to nature and steward the nature of today for the people of tomorrow. Funded almost entirely by the support of an international membership, two facilities serve our members’ needs and interests. There are few places in North America which have been birded longer or have more birding advocates than Cape May, New Jersey, one of the planet’s most celebrated migratory junctions. An array of habitat types and a wealth of protected natural areas make Cape May and the entire Delaware Bayshore a bird spot for all seasons. Wind and geography conspire to direct millions of migrating hawks, seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies here every autumn.

Caribbean Conservation Trust

This tour is organized by our partner, Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT), a U.S. based organization committed to the conservation of endemic and migratory birds and their habitats in the greater Caribbean region. The U.S. Department of Treasury has provided a license for conducting bird conservation work in Cuba to CCT and it is through this program our tour will be permitted. Your participation in this program will involve a bird and habitat survey each day. Data is compiled by the group and submitted by the trip leader to CCT staff.

The CNMAS Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund

The CNMAS Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund

Through the Central New Mexico Audubon Society, the fund provides scholarships for youth between the ages of 6 and 19 to attend a specific program, camp or course pertaining to the candidate’s interest in the natural sciences. This project is very dear to our hearts as Ryan was a close personal friend to Lee, Raymond and Michael and was the original Principal Investigator with Raymond of the Sandia Rosy Finch Project. Ryan was lost to us in a tragic accident in 2005. BRANT gives dollars to the fund to keep it strong and help it grow for future youth to explore their dreams in wildlife conservation and birding. Visit the web site CNMAS Scholarship Page for more information or an application for the scholarship.

Friends of Bosque del Apache NWR

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The Friends of the Bosque del Apache NWR is one of the largest and most active Wildlife refuge friends groups in the nation. They work hard to ensure the future of one of our nation’s most spectacular birding refuges through financial and volunteer support. The friends groups helps support and run festivals (including the Festival of the Cranes, outdoor education opportunities and so much more.

 

 

Friends of Valle de Oro NWR

FVDO LogoValle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (VDONWR), as the first urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest, has the privilege and responsibility to serve as an example for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Refuge Initiative.  A goal of this initiative is to engage urban communities by making refuges more accessible and providing opportunities for participation in wildlife recreation and education close to home.  As the support group for the Refuge, the Friends of VDONWR has been hard at work growing their organization, supporting Refuge staff, and educating the community about the exciting conservation, education, recreation, economic, and quality of life benefits associated with our Urban Wildlife Refuge.

Gay Birders of North America

GBNA LogoGBNA is an email list and facebook group intended to facilitate communication among LGBT birders and their allies in North America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawks Aloft Inc

Hawks Aloft IncHawks Aloft has been a leader in local conservation, research and outdoor education in Central New Mexico for over 20 years. Although raptors hold a special place at Hawks Aloft, the organization’s focus has grown to include all aspects of the natural world from birds to plants. The group has a wide variety of projects including bird rehabilitation, outdoor education and outreach to underserved New Mexico communities, long and short term bird monitoring, habitat mitigation and restoration and more. Visit the Hawks Aloft page for more information on this amazing organization.

 

 

Monarch Monitoring Project

Monarch Monitoring Project LogoThe Monarch Monitoring Project (MMP), established in 1990, is a research and education program focusing on the fall migration of monarch butterflies along the Atlantic coast. For over two decades the MMP has gathered data on monarchs moving through Cape May during September and October. MMP staff and volunteers also conduct informational programs on monarch biology and tagging.

 

 

Rio Grande Bird Research Inc

Rio Grande Bird ResearchRio Grande Bird Research Inc has been banding birds since 1979 at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque. This project has contributed thousands of valuable bird data to the North American Bird Banding Program at the Patuxent Wildlife Laboratory. RGBR is totally operated by volunteers who give their time and energy to continue this valuable contribution to studies of dispersal and migration, behavior and social structure, life-span and survival rate, reproductive success and population growth of North American birds. The RGBR is the organization under which the Rosy Finch Project is administered. Raymond, Michael and Lee are all active volunteers of the group and have received numerous hours of education and mentorship in bird banding from RGBR. BRANT gives dollars to help offset the costs of seed, Rosy-Finch feeders and traps, mist nets and banding tools needed to conduct the research. Visit the RGBR website  or the RGBR Facebook page for more information.