Through the commitment of our supporters and our collaborative network, WCN has a positive, tangible, and long-lasting impact on endangered animals and on the conservationists dedicated to wildlife protection.
With every dollar we raise and every service we provide, we help conservationists focus on what they do best: save wildlife.
Our Global Reach
Impact by the Numbers
raised for conservation since WCN's inception
We pass 100% of funds designated to a species directly to fieldwork to protect that species and 91% of donations to WCN are used to support our Conservation Partners.
people employed by our partners
Be it creating handicrafts, protecting wildlife as scouts, or hired as staff, our conservation partners employ local people in the countries where they operate.
Crisis and Recovery Funds have supported 296 projects to date.
Our Crisis and Recovery Funds have supported projects in over 38 countries to protect threatened species throughout their entire habitat.
people attended our Wildlife Conservation Expos in 2018
WCN hosted Expos in northern California that were attended by people from over 29 states and 5 countries.
field conservationists who have attended WCN workshops
WCN staff work with partners directly and provide expert training and workshops so conservationists can strengthen or learn new skills that make their organizations more impactful.
Scholarships awarded through our Scholarship Program
WCN has awarded scholarships to promising young conservationists across 37 countries.
Our Conservation Partners are Having a Big Impact
snares removed from July to September 2018
Through support from Okapi Conservation Project, rangers removed snares and closed 17 mines in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
acres of marine and terrestrial habitat protected
In collaboration with other NGOs and the government of Argentina, the Global Penguin Society is creating two large off-shore marine national parks to protect wildlife.
farmers visited in response to conflict incidents with cheetahs in 2018
Cheetah Conservation Botswana visited 46 farmers to offer solutions to safeguard livestock and implement non-lethal predator control in response to conflict incidents with cheetahs
miles patrolled to protect lions in 2018
Scouts from Niassa Lion Project patrolled more than 14,200 miles in 2018.
children engaged with conservation
Painted Dog Conservation's Children's Bush Camp reached its 15th anniversary in 2018, engaging 13,000 children with conservation since 2004.
tons of plastic recycled
Proyecto Tití has recycled more than 30 tons of plastic to make plastic fence posts that are used to protect forests for cotton-top tamarins.