The Anglo-Italian Society for the Protection of Animals (AISPA) are a British based charity which raises funds worldwide for animal welfare organisations in Italy since 1952. Last year alone, AISPA were able to provide guidance and financial support to over 30 projects helping them to rescue and lovingly look after thousands of animals across Italy. The Salviamo l’Orso’s project Caring for dogs saves the bear is one of the projects supported by AISPA.

For further info about AISPA: http://aispa.org.uk/


Patagonia funds only environmental work. We are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that the most direct path to real change is through building grassroots momentum, our funding focuses on organizations that create a strong base of citizen support. We support small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment.

[taken from http://www.patagonia.com/]

It is amazing what Patagonia is able to do for the environment thanks to just 1% of their year income. Let’s imagine what a change would happen if other businesses in the world would do the same!

Patagonia sponsored our projects Safe roads for bears, Caring for dogs saves the bears, The bear’s honey and Wildlife corridors.


The International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization open to professional biologists, wildlife managers and others dedicated to the conservation of all bear species. The organization has over 550 members from over 50 countries. It supports the scientific management of bears through research and distribution of information. The IBA sponsors international conferences on all aspects of bear biology, ecology and management. Many of the conference papers are published as peer-reviewed scientific papers in the journal Ursus.

[taken from www.bearbiology.com]

IBA has sponsored our project Bear Smart Community Genzana.