© Dan Guravich/Polar Bears International
6/6/2016 9:01:26 PM
Wildlife Conservation Network Shows Commitment to Polar Bears
Bozeman, Montana (June 6, 2016) – Polar Bears International, a nonprofit focused on conserving polar bears and their sea ice home, is grateful to the Wildlife Conservation Network’s ongoing support of its conservation efforts.
“The Wildlife Conservation Network is an invaluable partner and resource for wildlife nonprofits like ours,” said Krista Wright, executive director of Polar Bears International. “Thanks to WCN, PBI recently received grants from the Hollomon Price Foundation and the Walt Disney Company’s Club Penguin. This funding will help us in our work on behalf of wild polar bears across the circumpolar Arctic.”
WCN saves endangered species in 24 countries around the world by supporting independent wildlife conservationists.
"The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Network is to protect wildlife and their habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservation efforts that find innovate solutions towards human-wildlife coexistence,” said Joyce Wang, WCN’s conservation network manager. “Polar Bears International is just that kind of organization. PBI uses creative technology and communication tools to educate local and international communities about the plight of the polar bear. PBI also provides practical solutions on how people can reduce their impact on polar bears and their fragile Arctic habitat."
"We are grateful for PBI's tireless dedication," she added, "and are honored to support their critical and impactful work."
Polar Bears International is a nonprofit dedicated to conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.
“WCN’s long-standing commitment to wildlife conservation has an impact around the globe, from the Arctic to Africa and many places in between,” said Wright. “We couldn’t be more grateful for their support and belief in our efforts to sustain a future for polar bears across the Arctic.
“From our work to reduce polar bear-human conflicts to our polar bear den studies and educational outreach, it’s extremely gratifying to have WCN’s invaluable support.”