Donors to the SSC Conservation Communications Programmeand
Dolphins, Whales, and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Planfor the World’s Cetaceans
The IUCN/Species Survival Commission is committed to communicate important species conservation information tonatural resource managers, decision-makers and others whose actions affect the conservation of biodiversity. The SSC’sAction Plans, Occasional Papers, newsletter
and other publications are supported by a wide variety of generousdonors including:
The Sultanate of Oman
established the Peter Scott IUCN/SSC Action Plan Fund in 1990. The Fund supports Action Plandevelopment and implementation. To date, more than 80 grants have been made from the Fund to SSC Specialist Groups.The SSC is grateful to the Sultanate of Oman for its confidence in and support for species conservation worldwide.
The Council of Agriculture (COA), Taiwan
has awarded major grants to the SSC’s Wildlife Trade Programme andConservation Communications Programme. This support has enabled SSC to continue its valuable technical advisoryservice to the Parties to CITES as well as to the larger global conservation community. Among other responsibilities, theCOA is in charge of matters concerning the designation and management of nature reserves, conservation of wildlife andtheir habitats, conservation of natural landscapes, coordination of law enforcement efforts as well as promotion of conservation education, research and international cooperation.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
provides significant annual operating support to the SSC. WWF’s contributionsupports the SSC’s minimal infrastructure and helps ensure that the voluntary network and publications programme areadequately supported. WWF aims to conserve nature and ecological processes by: (1) preserving genetic, species, andecosystem diversity; (2) ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable both now and in the longer term;and(3)promotingactionstoreducepollutionandthewastefulexploitationandconsumptionofresourcesandenergy. WWFis one of the world’s largest independent conservation organizations with a network of National Organizations andAssociatesaroundtheworldandover5.2millionregularsupporters. WWFcontinuestobeknownasWorldWildlifeFundinCanada and in the United States of America.
The Ocean Conservancy (TOC)
. The mission of The Ocean Conservancy (TOC), formerly the Center for MarineConservation, is to protect ocean ecosystems and conserve the global abundance and diversity of marine wildlife. Throughscience-basedadvocacy,researchandpubliceducation,TOCinforms,inspiresandempowerspeopletospeakandactfortheoceans. In all its work, TOC strives to be the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. With its headquarters in the US, TheOcean Conservancy provides invaluable in-kind and funding support to the marine work of SSC.
The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF)
was founded by the Ocean Park Corporation in 1993. OPCF aims toadvocate and facilitate the conservation of marine mammals and their habitats in Asian rivers and coastal waters throughscientific studies and education. For more information, please visit their website at www.opcf.org.hk.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW
IFAW’s mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domesticanimals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assistinganimals in distress. IFAW seeks to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare andconservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)
is a global voice for the protection of cetaceans and their environment. The objectives of WDCS are to reduce and ultimately eliminate the continuing threats to cetaceans and their habitats, and to raise awareness of these wonderful animals and the need to protect them in their natural environment.
The Wildlife Conservation Society
International Program believes in the intrinsic value of the diversity and integrity of lifeon earth and in the importance of wildlife and wilderness to the quality of human life. WCS saves wildlife and wild lands byunderstanding and resolving critical problems that threaten key species and large, wild ecosystems around the world.