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Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: LightHawk''s mission is to accelerate conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight. LightHawk uniquely adds value to the conservation community. We provide expertise in using the aerial perspective to accelerate and enhance efficiency of the conservation outcomes of our partners. LightHawk uses its experience in conservation planning early in our partners’ project development to help them identify their desired outcomes and plan strategies to fully engage the power of flight.

Target demographics: LightHawk works with conservation partners to accelerate conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight.

Geographic areas served: LightHawk’s work is international in scope. We establish conservation partnerships with organizations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Conservation partners include international, national and community-based organizations from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They include many of the most effective and well-respected conservation organizations in the world including The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Restore America’s Estuaries, National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, Mote Marine Laboratory and numerous public and private research universities.

Programs: LightHawk donates environmental flight campaigns at no charge. We provide carefully arranged flights in support of conservation projects. Our passengers include conservation advocates, government officials, scientists, photographers, educators, media representatives, indigenous community leaders, and other stakeholders. Flights help to:  Foster dialogue and build consensus  Promote informed decision-making  Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation action

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed Lighthawk for many years and continue to be impressed with the caliber of the volunteers and the real value of the work they do. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but actually seeing the earth from the air and getting perspective on the environment is priceless. I can't think of a more impactful way to deliver a message.

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