ESC received over 20 applications from non-profits for the partnership and each organization was ranked by the company on aspects such as transparent accountability, species impact, and social outreach. AWF and Xerces applications received the highest rankings from the company. As a previous partner, AWF has already experienced how ESC’s 10% GiveBack donation can boost species conservation endeavors.
Established in 1971, the Xerces Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of local citizens to implement conservation and education programs.
The GiveBack will help fund Xerces programs that focus on conservation education. The Bring Back the Pollinators campaign trains farmers and others to protect and restore habitat for bees and other beneficial insects. The aquatic program provides advice and resources to watershed stewards for monitoring the health of streams, rivers, and wetlands. Xerces endangered species program works with land managers and citizens to survey for and conserve disappearing butterflies and bumble bees
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