We work on conservation and research projects related to biodiversity. Three major themes are Exploration - conducting field expeditions to the world’s most biologically important and threatened areas; Research - implementing conservation studies on threatened species and habitats; and Conservation - translating science to action so that wildlife and wild lands are effectively protected.
As a result of human activities, the world faces a growing environmental crisis that threatens the existence of many species and their habitats. The causes and effects of such environmental problems demand rigorous scientific investigation across national boundaries. Unfortunately, the majority of the world’s threatened species and habitats have either inadequate or no active research and conservation underway.
We are changing that. GWC was founded with a strong scientific base and the knowledge that sound field research and action for conservation are crucial to the long-term protection of the world’s species and their habitats.
We work in conjunction with the world’s leading conservation non-governmental organizations, government agencies, universities, zoological and botanical institutions, and museums that have long studied the environment from multidisciplinary perspectives. Specialists in diverse fields are working with us to apply the best science available to the global biodiversity crisis.
Our goal is to ensure that important environmental decisions are based on thorough research, and to provide scientific support when necessary. To that end, we are a neutral, transparent conservation organization that bases all of its findings and recommendations solidly on science. This philosophy permeates all the work that we advise, fund, and act upon.