martes, 25 de noviembre de 2008

Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is looking for conservationists to support!

Each year WCN chooses one or two new projects to join the WCN network as a Partner. WCN Partners are field-based wildlife conservation organizations that gain Partner status through a highly competitive process. Partners are featured presenters at WCN's annual Wildlife Conservation Expo and receive a minimum of $20,000 per year. Partners also have access to a network of scientists and conservationists, marketing and fundraising experts, technology assistance and donors. Partner status is reviewed annually by the WCN board.

WCN Partner status is extremely competitive and has a limited number of available spaces. We recognize that there are many excellent projects that meet our criteria; however we can accommodate only a small number each year. Please see the attached document for information on the application process and visit our web site at

Feel free to forward this information to any individual or project that meets the criteria below.

***The deadline for the initial Letter of Inquiry is January 15, 2009 ***

To be eligible for consideration as a Partner, the following criteria must be met:

*Working in a developing country
*Focus on a threatened or endangered species (currently we are limited to terrestrial mammals)
*Programs should make a unique contribution to conservation efforts and be highly collaborative with other programs
*Conservation rather than research focused
*Significant community integration / involvement
*A demonstrated commitment to hiring, developing and empowering local staff
*Program has recently progressed beyond the start-up phase
*Field-based with the principle conservationist living at least 80% of the time in the range states
*At least 80% of the program budget is spent in the range states
*Budget typically less than $250,000
*Project operates independently of large organizations
*Not-for-profit organization
*Operates with all required government and legal requirements

Feel free to contact WCN with any questions. Email: or Tel: 1-650-949-3533.