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Wildlife Conservation Network

Wildlife Conservation NetworkNetworking opportunities and other in-kind assistance for organizations engaged in wildlife conservation

Principal Office: USA


The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats around the world.

WCN collaborates with independent conservationists who live and work in developing countries, and who are exploring new ways to resolve the conflicts between people and wildlife. These conservation entrepreneurs are WCN’s associates and partners.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

WCN supports conservation associates and partners with in-kind contributions to help them with networking and capacity building.

1 — Exhibitors. Exhibitors are organizations that receive a free space to exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Expo. WCS gives exhibitor status to qualified nonprofit organizations active in wildlife conservation and/or animal welfare.

APPLICATION: Applicants submit applications to request free exhibition space at the WCN Expo, normally held each year in San Francisco, California.

Note: WCN may post opportunities for exhibition space at conservation conferences in addition to the WCN Expo in San Francisco.

2 — Partners. Partnerships are organized around threatened and endangered wildlife species and species groups. WCN assists partners with networking, media promotion, coaching in fundraising and donor development, and technical and computer assistance.

WCN’s partners are registered nonprofit organizations, usually with an organizational budget below US$250 thousand.

WCN favors programs which have recently progressed beyond the start-up phase, and where the principal conservationist and budget expenditures are highly focused in the range states.

Partners receive assistance with fundraising to achieve a minimum goal of US$20 thousand per year.

APPLICATION: WCN presents its criteria for applicants to qualify as partner organizations. Applicants who believe they meet the basic criteria submit a letter of inquiry (LOI), cover letter, and CV according to WCN’s guidelines and format.

Based on these submissions, WCN invites full proposals from a limited number of applicants.

The WCN considers applications for new partnerships on an annual cycle. Each year, WCN posts a timeline for receipt of LOIs and proposals.

About WCN Partners, and how to apply

Note: WCN will not be adding new partners during 2018.

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries



Applicants to WCN should review Wildlife Programs for an overview of the network’s interests and current partnerships.

Contact information is provided.

Last Profile Review

April 2018