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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York
www.wcs.org

Wildlife Conservation Society was awarded $36,325,000 between 1988 and 2017, including 92 grants in International Peace & Security and Conservation & Sustainable Development.

$550,000

2017 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. The WCS Indonesia program implements fisheries management in partnership with governments and communities, to improve the effectiveness of marine protected areas and locally managed marine areas, and protects ecologically important species. In all of their work WCS emphasizes improving the scientific basis for decision-making and evaluating impact. This support allows WCS to build upon its successful program of work on community-led fisheries management and marine protected area management in West Nusa Tenggara, and expand it to the North Sulawesi Sea.

$900,000

2017 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild places. The WCS Fiji Program works with a range of partners to enable Fijian communities to better manage their natural resources. The program places particular emphasis on improving coastal management in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, an ecologically connected, highly biodiverse region. This award supports the WCS Fiji program to secure key enabling conditions for long-term local management of coastal resources, including conducting targeted applied science to support local, provincial, and national-level decision-making, supporting the implementation of recently codified provincial-level coastal management and resilience plans, and advancing sustainable finance schemes for fisheries and protected habitat.

$50,000

2016 • 3 months

Wildlife Conservation Society hosted a meeting that convened 20 key experts on intact forests with a wide range of views, expertise, and institutional positions. The meeting participants created a document that included: a suggested vision and mission for the initiative, a strategic roadmap of priorities for two major programs of work, and governance structure options.

$650,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an international conservation organization that works to save wildlife and wild places. WCS’s Global Marine Program works to safeguard eleven globally significant seascapes containing the world’s most threatened marine biodiversity. This award supports applied research on the sustainable use of coral reef fisheries. The work builds on previous social and ecological research that has led to several critical findings: 1) fisheries production is influenced by good management more so than by climate disturbances, 2) unsustainable fishing is associated with changes in fish and reef communities that influence reef health and resilience, and 3) the identification of three climate refugia areas in the Western Indian Ocean: the Kenya-Tanzania border, the Tanzania-Mozambique border, and Northwest Madagascar. Building on these findings, WCS is undertaking a three-year course of work, targeting the three climate refugia areas, to assess the social and ecological processes that affect the sustainable use of reef fisheries. Research findings will be integrated into the conservation and management programs of WCS and its research partners. This research directly benefits WCS’s site-based fisheries management projects by providing the data and analyses required to conduct science-based decision-making, as well as WCS’s regional monitoring efforts.

$900,000

2016 • 1 year, 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. WCS plays a critical coordination and knowledge-production role in the Foundation’s efforts to Identify the key barriers to scaling intact forest conservation and test innovative pathways for overcoming or removing these barriers. The intended outcomes of the award include: synthesizing the best available science to inform the experimentation and exploration portfolio, documenting experiences and lessons learned across a portfolio of grants, and convening grantees and other relevant partners in late 2017 for a mid-term workshop and again in late 2018 for an international symposium on intact forests. Finally, WCS is organizing technical input for a broader strategy for global intact forests conservation based on the experimentation and exploration phase.

$324,000

2016 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild places. The WCS Fiji Program works with a range of partners to enable Fijian communities to better manage their natural resources. The program places particular emphasis on improving coastal management in the ecologically connected, highly biodiverse Vatu-i-Ra Seascape. This award supports the WCS-Fiji program to disseminate the results of key studies on the effectiveness of conservation interventions, implement coastal and ecosystem-based management plans in three provinces, and improve enabling conditions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management.

$350,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an international conservation organization that works to save wildlife and wild places. WCS’s marine program is working with fisher communities, and government and non-governmental partners to strengthen fisheries management within two protected coastal areas in Cuba – Delta del Cauto Wildlife Refuge and Alejandro Humboldt National Park. These areas host important marine biodiversity, mangrove and seagrass habitats, and have received little management assistance to date. At both sites WCS employs a participatory approach to assess the ecological and social systems connecting the protected areas and fishing grounds and to identify mechanisms to improve management. This project further demonstrates the potential for community-based fisheries management approaches to support the national effort to incorporate cooperatives within Cuba’s state-controlled fishing sector.

$3,000,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. WCS is working in partnership with several organizations to implement the Global Sharks and Rays Initiative’s (GSRI). The intended outcomes of the award are 1) effective coordination of the partnership and 2) support for policies and effective conservation management in key regions.

$900,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild places. WCS’s Global Marine Program works to safeguard eleven globally significant seascapes containing the world’s most threatened marine biodiversity. The purpose of this award is to monitor the effectiveness of conservation interventions in four priority geographies, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Western Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. WCS and partners have established a set of core indicators and practices for measuring the health of coastal and marine ecosystems, the pressures on them, the social and ecological responses to conservation interventions, and the benefits to coastal communities provided by healthy and productive ecosystems. With this support WCS and partners are conducting triennial social and ecological monitoring, and evaluating the impact of coastal and marine interventions to meet fisheries and biodiversity goals.

$500,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to preserving the Earth’s wildlife and wild landscapes and seascapes. The project is engaging government, communities, and key companies to implement strategies to create incentives for conservation action at multiple scales. The intended outcome of the award is reduced pressure from agro-industrial expansion on high biodiversity forest landscapes in Cambodia and Lao PDR.

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