Climate Adaptation: WCS awards $2.5 Million to 13 US conservation projects
NEW YORK (February 12, 2019) - WCS has announced 13 new grants to nonprofit organizations implementing on-the-ground, science-driven projects that will help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. These grants are made through the award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, part of WCS's Conservation Solutions division, which provides a total of $2.5 million in grant awards between $50,000 and $250,000 to conservation non-profit organizations annually.
The Fund's work contributes to WCS's mission to protect wild places across our globe and connect communities to nature. Funded organizations for 2018 are as follows:
- Alaska Conservation Foundation
- American Forests
- California Wildlife Foundation
- Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
- Friends of the Garden - State Botanical Garden of Georgia
- Landsward Foundation
- Mississippi Park Connection
- National Wildlife Federation
- Pacific Rim Conservation
- Point Blue Conservation Science
- The Nature Conservancy Oregon
- The Nature Conservancy Palmyra Program
- The Nature Conservancy South Dakota
With funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund has awarded almost $17 million to 91 conservation projects since its inception.
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For detailed descriptions and videos of projects previously supported by the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund, visit our web site: http://wcsclimateadaptationfund.org