Wildlife Conservation Society

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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