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 http://wildlifeconservationnetwork.org/contact/support2.html#partners.
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
*Operates with all required government and legal requirements
Feel free to contact WCN with any questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 1-650-949-3533.