About WHC Certification

WHC’s certification program, Conservation Certification®, is the only voluntary sustainability standard designed for broad-based biodiversity enhancement and conservation education activities on corporate landholdings.

Benefits include:

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

Conservation Certification recognizes a diversity of project types. Examples of the wide-ranging projects recognized under Conservation Certification include: native landscaping, mangrove restoration, butterfly monitoring, sustainable hunting to control deer populations, PhD projects, and community Earth Day events.

A Global Presence

WHC Conservation Certification programs can be found in 47 U.S. states and 28 countries.

What Does It Mean to Be WHC-Certified?

Conservation Certification is more than just a certification. Its a continual process by which activities are maintained to offer ongoing benefit to biodiversity and people.

Provide Feedback

Please provide feedback on the Conservation Certification standard (processes, questions, criteria, etc.) by completing this form. You can provide multiple comments at once.

Responses will be analyzed periodically as part of a formalized standard revision process.

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