Global Rescue Partners with Global Wildlife Conservation
(Boston, MA, November 20, 2013) In a move to help preserve the world’s most threatened species, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) announced today it has renewed its partnership with Global Rescue to support its scientists in the field. Through the partnership, Global Wildlife Conservation staff and partners will have access to Global Rescue’s advisory, field rescue, and evacuation services in emergencies as they explore the world’s most remote regions. Global Wildlife Conservation and its partners organize and implement large and small-scale biodiversity expeditions to unexplored areas around the world, some very remote and most under severe threat from human activities. While such expeditions are urgently needed for many biodiversity-rich areas, there are risks.
“Global Rescue offers the highest quality medical, security, transport, intelligence and other critical services in the face of an emergency in the field,” said Dr. Wes Sechrest, CEO and Chief Scientist of GWC. “The company’s field rescue expertise in remote areas of the world is unmatched, and it is important to have that assurance while we are traveling to areas of the globe where few humans go. With Global Rescue, our teams retain the ability to control potentially dangerous and difficult situations.”
“Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action – extremely important work which we are proud to support,” said Daniel L. Richards, CEO of Global Rescue. Richards has served on GWC’s Board of Directors since it was founded.
Earlier this year, Global Rescue announced partnerships with the American Birding Association (ABA), the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders, and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible and ethical angling practices. Richards and the entire Global Rescue team are committed to support the critical work of GWC and other science-based wildlife conservation groups.
Global Wildlife Conservation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit conservation organization whose mission is to use the best science to protect the world’s threatened wildlife and habitats. GWC improves life on Earth by advancing both academic and applied approaches to conservation research, action, and education. Along with its numerous strategic worldwide partners, GWC is pursuing a common goal: to save plants and animals from extinction and better understand and maintain the natural world and its biological diversity.
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.
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