WildCats Conservation Alliance has a clear procedure for selecting projects using external international advisors. The projects supported not only reflect the breeding programmes held in European, Australasian and American zoos, but also aim to build capacity and protect wild populations where the contribution can build on landscape-level protection. WildCats Conservation Alliance recognises that by aligning with and working alongside other conservation efforts can the maximum impact be felt.
The projects are expected to make a commitment through their proposals, to be scientifically valid, have clear conservation outcomes, achievable goals and effective monitoring and evaluation. All project reports are reviewed and held for public scrutiny on the WildCats Conservation Alliance website unless they hold sensitive data. In addition, all NGOs complete a simple Due Diligence form to report on Health & Safety, Risk Assessments, Financial Accountability and Management Structure.
The overall themes to our conservation effort are:
- Antipoaching and protection
- Monitoring and research
- Wildlife health
- Education and outreach
- Capacity building