Grantee Profile

Wildlife Conservation Society

Grants to Wildlife Conservation Society

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society aims to improve fisheries management in the Sunda-Banda Seascape of Indonesia. The project will: (1) strengthen governance and build models of sustainable management of marine protected area (MPA) and Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) networks across two provinces in eastern Indonesia; (2) support innovative management strategies for more than 20 nearshore fisheries; and (3) build the policy, regulatory and economic environments at regional and national levels necessary to support local management efforts.

  • $78,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — WCS will address two key challenges to combating trade of the protected shark and ray species in Indonesia. Activities will include work with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries to review early experiences implementing new regulations that ban all hunting and trade of manta rays within Indonesia and identifying key weaknesses limiting its effectiveness; and support MMAF in undertaking test cases against the major shark and ray traders.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society works globally to reduce the rates of wildlife and natural habitat loss and sustain the ecosystem services critical for local people. It has worked quietly and effectively in Ecuador for nearly two decades. This project is directed at strengthening local governance, and incorporating climate-smart conservation strategies into provincial land-use and development plans, and generating an environmental, social, and governance baseline for the Alto Napo Basin watershed.

  • $900,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth's wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. The purpose of the grant is to create a "dashboard" of marine indicators for monitoring the state of coastal and marine ecosystems, pressures on them, the effectiveness of conservation responses, and the benefits to coastal communities provided by a healthy and productive ecosystem. It will be deployed in priorities seascapes with an initial emphasis on the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Madagascar.

  • $425,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth's wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. The purpose of the grant is to plan a global initiative to conserve the world's sharks and rays. Grant funds will support efforts to design and develop a multi-tiered, collaborative, global strategy that, over the next ten years, aims to secure the future of these vulnerable fishes.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US based NGO whose mission is to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. WCS will quantify the economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Southern Highlands in Tanzania and Nyungwe forest and Rugezi Marsh in Rwanda. Project staff will then demonstrate the costs and benefits of managing biodiversity and natural capital within the context of agricultural and hydropower activities at these sites.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world's biodiversity, they address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. This grant will support efforts to improve the ability of local fishing communities in western Madagascar to effectively participate in local fisheries management, and to strengthen the governance frameworks that enable them to do so.

  • $950,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works in the Fiji's he Vatu-i-Ra Seascape to conserve marine biodiversity and sustain fisheries productivity. The seascape encompasses 7,500 square miles of forests, mangroves, seagrass beds, reefs, deep channels, and seamounts. It is one of the Pacific's last great wild places. Fisheries are a major source of food and income to these communities. However, growing pressures on the seascape from unsustainable fishing to logging and expanding agricultural activities combine to threaten its forests, rivers, and reefs as well as the vital connections between them and the services they provide to human and wildlife communities. The grant will support expanding and strengthening local level management; developing provincial level coastal management plans; and strengthening the scientific understanding of the effectiveness of these and other management interventions. The goal is to strengthen resilience of this coastal marine ecosystem to the effects of climate change and other pressures and improve the quality and abundance of marine resources for Fiji's people and economy.

  • $320,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — Wildlife Conservation Society is a global organization with a long history of science-based work in the Andes targeting the conservation and sustainable use of waters, wetlands, and basins, especially in terms of impacts presented by infrastructure development. This project will develop and support implementation of a policy framework for managing valuable fisheries in the Peruvian Amazon by analyzing all fisheries data in Loreto Department and quantifying catches by location. It will also establish a wetlands classification scheme, and develop models of impacts of infrastructure on aquatic ecosystems at the large basin scale.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BRONX, NEW YORK — Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a global organization with a long history of science-based biodiversity conservation work in the Andes, where it directs significant attention to the role of indigenous peoples in management and sustainable use of watersheds and forests. The grant will strengthen the capacity of Tacana and Lecos Apolo Indigenous Peoples to address pressing threats associated with development policies and projects, and to craft and widely disseminate a strong narrative that expands appreciation by a broader society of the benefits that accrue from Indigenous land management.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Wildlife Conservation Society $4,773,000 between 2002 and 2014.

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