To incubate and support field conservation efforts to conserve flagship species and their natural habitats around the world.
$14.7m annual program spend • Provide direct support to wildlife conservation partners, with a long-term commitment to endangered flagship species in over 30 developing countries. This support includes short-term and long-term grants to enhance wcn's field-based conservation partners and associates' ability to save endangered species in the wild through programs such as reducing human-wildlife conflict, improving wildlife-friendly livestock, land and crop management, developing alternative livelihood programs, monitoring wildlife, anti-poaching, building capacity in and around protected areas, providing community education for children and adults, and raising public awareness about wildlife.the wildlife programs include range wide support for species such as elephants, and deep focused support to organizations including, but not limited to, the andean cat alliance, cheetah conservation botswana, cheetah conservation fund, ethiopian wolf conservation program, ewaso lions, global penguin society, grevy's zebra trust, maralliance, niassa lion project, okapi conservation project, painted dog conservation, saiga conservation alliance, save the elephants, small cat conservation alliance, snow leopard conservancy, spectacled bear conservation, and other mission relevant organizations in africa, asia, europe, and north and south America. Wcn has 17 wildlife conservation partners serving multiple countries in africa, asia and south America.
Program Support Services
$686k annual program spend • Provide a wide variety of technical assistance and support services to maximize the long-term impacts of field-based wildlife conservation partners and associates by enhancing their organizational capacity. These services include student internships, graduate scholarship support, cross site exchanges, leadership development, infrastructural improvement, training workshops, and access to expert advice and short term support (e.g. building capacity to improve accounting, donor outreach and management, grant writing, use of technology, etc).
Public Education and Outreach
$617k annual program spend • Inform the public of wildlife conservation challenges and community-based solutions implemented by some of the world's most innovative and successful wildlife conservationists through a series of annual wildlife conservation events (including the wildlife conservation expo), newsletters and web based information.wcn hosts an educational expo for approximately 1,000 attendees each fall. In addition, wcn partners with other nonprofits to host similar educational events on a smaller scale throughout the year.