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SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

Projects supported by SWAROVSKI OPTIK

Our Projects

SWAROVSKI OPTIK regards itself as part of the cycle of give and take. We made the commitment already a long time ago not only to have as little and the least harmful impact possible on the planet, but also to actively seek opportunities where our products, skills, contacts, and financial support can really change the situation and make an improvement.

Biodiversity: SWAROVSKI OPTIK Regenwald - Tag der biologischen Vielfalt /H/B/O

Costa Rica

SWAROVSKI OPTIK RAINFOREST


Key objectives:

  • protecting natural habitat and supporting biodiversity on Osa peninsula in Costa Rica

  • scientific studies and citizen science

  • initiated by SWAROVSKI OPTIK

Project active since: 2023

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

Kazakhstan/Near and Middle East

SOCIABLE LAPWING


Key objectives:

  • safeguard the breeding grounds with the focus on Kazakhstan

  • cross-border cooperation to protect the birds’ key resting places on their migration routes and their wintering grounds from India to north-east Africa

  • project partner: BirdLife International

Project supported since: 2008

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

North and South America

Canada Warbler


Key objectives:

  • carry out coordinated research on the Canada Warbler across its entire habitat (North and South America, the Caribbean)

  • acquire important knowledge and safeguard its long-term survival

  • project partner: BirdLife International, Associación Calidris

Project supported since: 2013

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South Africa

COMMUNITY BIRD GUIDES


Key objectives:

  • set up a network of professional Community Bird Guides throughout the whole country

  • provide an additional source of income for the local population

  • generate added value for the population by preserving important natural habitats

  • project partner: BirdLife South Africa

Project supported since: 2013

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

Georgia

Batumi Raptor Count (BRC)


Key objectives:

  • record the numbers of raptors migrating

  • step up the PR and educational activities with the aim of curbing the illegal hunting of raptors

  • project partner: Batumi Raptor Count

Project supported since: 2011

SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

South Africa and Botswana

Rhinos without Borders


Key objectives:

  • translocation of 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana

  • protection from poaching helping the species survive in the wild

  • project partner: Great Plains Conservation, &Beyond

Project supported since: 2015

Pumas living in co-existence with livestock

CHILE / PATAGONIA

CERRO GUIDO CONSERVATION FOUNDATION


Key objectives:

  • protect wild pumas in their southernmost habitat

  • reconcile livestock farming (cattle and sheep), tourism, and wildlife conservation

  • preserve the natural and cultural heritage based on harmonious coexistence among its actors, safeguarding the legacy for future generations and humanity

  • project partner: Cerro Guido Conservation Foundation

Project active since: 2022

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UGANDA

JANE GOODALL FOUNDATION


Key objectives:

  • support various projects that aim for the protection of Africa’s remaining chimpanzees

  • give people the opportunity to safe and appreciate the natural habitats of the chimpanzees

  • project partner: Jane Goodall Foundation Austria

Project supported from: 2019-2022

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Äthiopischer Wolf

ETHIOPIA/BALE MOUNTAINS

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP)


Key objective:

  • ensure the long-term survival of the endangered Ethiopian Wolf; this includes rabies vaccination campaigns for domestic dogs in all the adjacent settlements to prevent disease or the monitoring of wolve populations

  • project partner: Ethiopian Wold Conservation Programme (EWCP)

Project supported from: 2019-2022

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK is committed  to care for the environment, protect nature, and preserve biodiversity.

Worldwide

Closed projects


Find projects we supported in the past in the list below.

India


Key objectives:

  • community support of conservation of the Snow Leopard

  • guide training and tours

  • project partner: Youth Association for Conservation and Development in Hemis National Park

Project supported from: 2013-2020

Bulgaria


Key objective:

  • cooperation with local project partner on the Bulgarian-Romanian border for the conservation of a breeding colony of the Dalmatian Pelican, an until recently highly endangered bird species in Europe

  • project partner: Le Balkan - Bulgaria, Branta Tours

Project supported from: 1998-2021

Israel


Key objective:

  • support various projects that aim to prevent the illegal killing of birds

  • project partner: BirdLife Israel / International / Europe / Central Asia

Project supported from: 2014-2022

Chile


Key objective:

  • protecting wild living pumas via tracking and observing their behaviour

  • project partner: Fundación Cerro Guido Conservación

Project supported in: 2022

Mongolia


Key objective:

  • collar snow leopards and ibex to learn about their ecology

  • population suveys on ungulates like ibex, argali, and goltered gazelles

  • project partner: Snow Leopard Trust

Project supported from: 2022-2023

Australia


Key objectives:

  • conservation work on Tasmanian devils and koalas

  • general ecological surveys

  • project partner: Aussie Ark

Project supported in: 2022

Poland


Key objectives:

  • protecting habitat

  • increasing numbers of Aqzativ Warblers

  • project partner: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP)

Project supported from: 1992-2012

Colombia


Key objective:

  • preventing the extremely rare Colorful Pufflegs and 16 other hummingbird species from extinction

  • project partner: American Bird Conservancy, Funcación ProAves

Project supported from: 2004-2006

Tenerife


Key objective:

  • obtaining land to ensure the survival of the endangered Houbara Bustard and other endangered species

  • project partner: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), SEO BirdLife

Project supported in: 2003

Namibia


Key objective:

  • protecting of the worldwide largest wild-living herd of Black rhinos

  • project partner: Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)

Project supported from: 1999-2003

India


Key objective:

  • support the foundation of a waterschool and a visitor centre for tourists

  • project partner: WWF India, DSW, Keoladeo National Park

Project supported from: 2000-2006

Sweden


Key objective:

  • supporting Eagle 72 in their efforts to protect the Golden Eagle populations in Sweden

  • project partner: Eagle 72

Project supported in: 1998

The Alps


Key objective:

  • supporting the reintroduction of Bearded Vultures in the Alps

  • project partner: Stiftung Pro Bartgeier

Project supported from: 1999

Thailand


Key objective:

  • supporting the successful breeding of Hornbills

  • project partner: Hornbill Foundation

Project supported from: 2003-2005

Austria/Italy


Key objective:

  • reintroducing the endangered Waldrapp (Geronticus eremita) in Austria

  • project partner: Konrad Lorenz Research Station

Project supported from: 2002-2005

Spain


Key objective:

  • supporting SEO BirdLife in their efforts to rescue as many birds a spossible after the Prestige oil spill in 2002

  • project partner: SEO BirdLife

Project supported in: 2002

America


Key objective:

  • initiation of the Migratory Bird Conservation programme to rescue and protect the habitat of migratory birds in America

  • project partner: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Project supported from: 1998-2002

Austria


Key objective:

  • supporting the WWf in their efforts to build artificial Stork nests

  • project partner: WWF Austria

Project supported in: 2003

Biodiversity: SWAROVSKI OPTIK Regenwald - Tag der biologischen Vielfalt /H/B/O
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