Wildlife Conservation Network
The Wildlife Conservation Network is a rapidly growing leader in wildlife conservation, working in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. WCN uses its collaborative, entrepreneurial, innovative, and philanthropically generous approach to wildlife conservation to reverse crises facing critically threatened species. We partner with distinguished, front-line, independent conservationists who live and work with local communities to champion the survival of wildlife and conserve the habitats they share. WCN supports these entrepreneurial leaders with access to donors and a range of resources and tools they need to be successful.
With pioneering support from and partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, WCN has developed a Crisis and Recovery Fund initiative, beginning with the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) and the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) - with the aim of developing additional Funds in the future. These Crisis and Recovery Funds focus on addressing urgent threats to specific wildlife species by driving funding to the best ideas and programs to address those threats. The Crisis and Recovery Funds as well as WCN’s conservation partner network are the key aspects of WCN’s strategy to expand the conservation impact on threatened wildlife.