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Wildlife Conservation Network

The spirit of innovation in conservation

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four stars

100.00

209 Mississippi Street San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 202-6380   Web Site
EIN: 30-0108469

Board Leadership
Charles Knowles
Board Chair

CEO
Charles Knowles
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN's conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.

Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN's conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.

Impact Information

Program Name: Warrior Watch
Problem

Africa’s lion population has declined by 43% in the past two decades, and only 20,000 lions remain in all of Africa. In Kenya, there are less than 2,000 remaining. The retaliatory killing of lions by local communities in rural areas, when livestock are killed by lions, is one of the primary threats facing lions in Africa. In our study area in northern Kenya, we seek to promote coexistence between lions and local communities.

Strategy

We have found that engaging and empowering local people is the key to lion conservation. In northern Kenya, we have piloted a series of community-based conservation programs that have demonstrated to increase tolerance of lions, engage and inspire local people to participate in conservation, and create willingness to live alongside lions. Our Warrior Watch program best exemplifies this strategy. Our approach is unique in that it utilizes non-monetary incentives to participate in conservation.

IF:THEN

IF IF we can reduce the number of lion attacks on livestock and educate local people on the benefits of lions,...

THEN THEN the desire to kill lions in retaliation will be stopped, and lion numbers will increase to sustainable levels.

IF IF we engage warriors in conservation...

THEN THEN they will gain a sense of ownership of conservation and a desire to protect lions

IF IF we train and educate warriors to do conservation...

THEN THEN their livelihoods will be improved more broadly
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 89.14 three stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.19 four stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.81 four stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 87.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,048,253
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,048,253
   Program Service Revenue $55,003
Total Primary Revenue $15,103,256
   Other Revenue $338,670
TOTAL REVENUE $15,441,926
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,227,990
   Administrative Expenses $1,035,217
   Fundraising Expenses $172,635
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,435,842
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,006,084
   
Net Assets $14,139,028

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Wildlife Programs $10,206,230 90.9%

Ratings History
Wildlife Conservation Network has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 99.49 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.75 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 97.77 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 97.78 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 97.66 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.70 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 96.64 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 91.90 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 30-0108469
Name in IRS Master File WILDLIFE CONSERVATION NETWORK INC
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,777 1.10% Jean-Gael Collomb Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars
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Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.19 four stars
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 96.91 four stars
Wild Salmon Center (OR) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wildlife Conservation Network
209 Mississippi Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 202-6380
fax: (415) 202-6381
EIN: 30-0108469

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Board Leadership

Charles Knowles
Board Chair

CEO

Charles Knowles
President

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