Background[ edit ] Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization dedicated to conserving wildlife, protecting wildlife habitat and safeguarding biodiversity. Founded inDefenders of Wildlife was originally called Defenders of Fur Bearers, with its primary mission to preserve wild animals. Although its mission has broadened to include wildlife habitat and biodiversity, protecting wild animals--especially large carnivores--remains a central part of its mission. The organization is headquartered in Washington, D.
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Standard 2 Number of Board Members Description Soliciting organizations shall have a board of directors with a minimum of five voting members. Standard 3 Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings Description An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation.
A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body.
For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities. Standard 5 Conflict of Interest Description No transaction s in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation.
Factors that will be considered when concluding whether or not a related party transaction constitutes a conflict of interest and if such a conflict is material, include, but are not limited to: Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts.
Standard 10 Ending Net Assets Description Avoid accumulating funds that could be used for current program activities. Standard 11 Financial Statements Description Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Standard 12 Detailed Functional Breakdown of Expenses Description Include in the financial statements a breakdown of expenses e. If the charity has more than one major program category, the schedule should provide a breakdown for each category.
Standard 14 Budget Description Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.
Appeals that omit a clear description of program s for which contributions are sought will not meet this standard. Standard 16 Annual Report Description Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: Standard 17 Web Site Disclosures Description Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form Standard 19 Cause Related Marketing Description Clearly disclose how the charity benefits from the sale of products or services i.
Such promotions should disclose, at the point of solicitation:A White Paper by Defenders of Wildlife “It was a spring without voices. On the mornings that had once throbbed with the Organophosphates and carbamates impact wildlife mainly by affecting the nervous system by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase.
These American history. Many pesticides are applied in granular form, which. Exposure Defenders of Wildlife Saving Forests, Species, and Livelihoods in Lao PDR Published + Story by UNDP Ecosystems & Biodiversity In the dry woodlands of Southeast Asia just half a century ago, large populations of megafauna such as Asian elephants, banteng, wild water buffalo, and Eld's deer roamed and grazed.
The Wildlife Defenders is an ongoing project honoring the people working behind the scenes to prevent the extinction of endangered species. There are many educational programs that are helping to inform students and adults about the impact humans have on wildlife and the environment.
Educators. defenders of wildlife strategic plan 1 Our Wildlife Heritage are undermining accomplishments like the re-establishment of top predators on landscapes they once roamed freely. Scientists agree that rising temperatures will have a pervasive impact on wildlife but cannot predict exactly what it will be.
Confronted with uncertainty, how. Jamie Rappaport Clark is the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife.
was also marked by the adoption of a number of innovative policies to encourage landowners to voluntarily conserve wildlife, including the establishment of the Safe Harbor Program and an expanded Candidate Conservation Program.
Also under her leadership, the Fish and. Nov 24, · dotWild is the blog of scientists and policy experts at Defenders of Wildlife, a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.