From the Executive Director's Desk

Conservation Nation Update

October 21, 2021

We've officially launched! Conservation Nation held its virtual launch event on September 30th and we've been so excited by the feedback and support we're getting. Check out the highlights from our launch event below.

And we hit the ground running! We gave out our 2021 round of Conservation Nation grants to emerging and established wildlife conservationists from the underrepresented groups we're supporting—those from disadvantaged communities, people of color, Indigenous people, and women. This means that our grant funds—and your support—does double duty by both protecting threatened animals and creating a more equitable world.

These amazing conservationists will use their Conservation Nation grants to save animals here in the U.S. and around the world. The species they're protecting range from forest owls and bears to sharks and pink dolphins. You can see more about our 2021 grantees here. We can't wait to share reports from the field with you in the coming year!

We're also hard at work on building the education program for teens in underserved D.C. areas. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of conservationists and reflect the diversity and strength of all Americans in the conservation field. We're building partnerships and developing the program and curriculum now. The team and I are very excited about sharing more on this as it develops between now and the mid-January pilot start date.

At the end of the day we want to give this fight to save wildlife and our planet all we've got. We believe the way to do that is by turning the field of conservation from one of exclusion and privilege to one of inclusion and growth. Our funds work hard to protect animals, drive inclusion, and inspire a pipeline of talent for the future. We hope you'll support us today!