About Conservation Certification

WHC’s certification program, Conservation Certification, is built on best practices of global recognition programs, reflects contemporary conservation efforts, and aligns our collective works with the future of biodiversity not only in U.S. but across the globe.

  • Recognizes meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs
  • Provides third-party credibility and an objective evaluation
  • Helps companies demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education and community outreach initiatives

Conservation Certification is open for comments

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The Conservation Certification standard consists of three components related to the design, application and review of conservation projects. The first component is embodied in each Project Guidance to help users understand the design requirements for projects and programs. The application component includes approximately 1,300 unique questions, allowing corporations to select conservation projects that best meets their site’s needs. The third component is the review process that details the strength of individual projects.

To improve these components, WHC relies on Conservation Certification users and stakeholders. We invite users of the standard, conservation experts, corporate sustainability professionals, community members and other stakeholders to share comments. Go to the survey.

Download documents related to the ongoing development, review and revision of the Conservation Certification standard
Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
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For more information contact conservationcertification@wildlifehc.org   |   301.588.8664 x3

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