The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) was founded in 1895 and is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife, focusing on 14 global regions.
Its activities are aimed at combining science, conservation and education.
The WCS protects animals threatened by issues like climate change and the misuse of resources. These species include:
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8) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was the world’s first global environmental organisation. It works towards finding solutions to pressing environmental challenges.
Over 185 countries form part of the union and they have thousands of field projects around the globe.
Apart from programs based on themes like business, economics, gender, global policy, social policy, water and world heritage, the IUCN supports various environment-focused initiatives.
It also runs the IUCN Save Our Species project .
This project aims to support threatened species and their habitats. The following are just some of the animals that have benefitted from these conservation efforts:
Atlantic humpback dolphins
green sea turtles
scalloped hammerhead sharks.
Have a look at this video from the IUCN to give you a better idea of how you can be part of their efforts: What is IUCN?
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9) Gorilla Doctors
Original photo: “Mountain Gorilla, Bwindi” by is licensed under Rod Waddington CC BY-SA 2.0
The Gorilla Doctors is an organisation focused on mountain gorilla veterinary projects.
The organisation is dedicated to safeguarding wild mountain gorillas through proper veterinary care. How can I support this organisation?
You can donate to Gorilla Doctors to support the impact it makes on the conservation of gorillas.
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10) Defenders of Wildlife
Original photo: “arct0040” by is licensed under NOAA Photo Library CC BY 2.0
Defenders of Wildlife works to safeguard and promote the population numbers of endangered species in North America and around the world.
The organisation plans its efforts according to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) , and supports any endangered wildlife and plants through conservation projects.
Defenders of Wildlife has successfully assisted in the conservation of:
bison in the Colorado prairie
fishers in Washington
polar bears in the Arctic.
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Contribute to wildlife conservation with GVI
These ten organisations are adding to wildlife conservation in meaningful ways, and you could make an impact on the ground too.
With GVI, you can sign up and contribute to numerous wildlife and marine conservation projects.
When you volunteer abroad, you can choose from programs aimed at conserving endangered animals such as jaguars, sea turtles , Asian elephants , rhinos , cheetahs and so many more.
Join one of GVI’s award-winning marine or wildlife conservation programs, and partner with leading organisations to make a meaningful impact.
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