GWC Ethics


MISSION

​Our mission rests upon a foundation of uncompromising values and principles.

We approach all endeavors with the utmost of integrity;

We act to conserve the planet’s most threatened areas and species;

In all projects, we pursue collaboration with relevant individuals, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

Science as our foundation

All of our initiatives are based upon sound scientific conservation principles and priorities;

Our personnel adhere to the most rigorous scientific methods and utmost scientific integrity concerning wildlife and wild lands conservation;

In all projects, we pursue collaboration with relevant individuals, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

Maintain integrity in practice

In all that we do, GWC, our staff, associates, and partners uphold the highest ethical standards in both personal and professional capacities;

We are firmly dedicated to our mission and as such all personnel are devoted to maintaining cohesion with this mandate;

Our personnel operate as a community, and act with respect, honesty, honor, and integrity, towards each other, our peers, board members, partners, and the general public.

Respect diversity of persons, thoughts, and practices

We believe in employing and partnering with individuals from diverse backgrounds and embrace differences as a source of strength;

We recognize the value of differing viewpoints and always encourage independent, diverse, creative, and productive thoughts and actions beneficial to our mandate;

We strongly believe that multi-disciplinary approaches best achieve conservation success, and is therefore open to innovative ideas that incorporate science in conservation.

Collaborate to conserve

We seek to collaborate on scientific, social, and political levels in all projects;

We, in all our collaborations, pursue effective conservation over organizational prestige, regardless of the public outcome;

Given the international nature of our conservation initiatives, we recognize the necessity of collaborating with relevant in-country individuals and organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.

Commitment to action

In all that we do, GWC and our partners prioritize effective conservation action.
Actions speak louder than words, and in a world where our wild lands and wildlife are disappearing at an increasing rate, GWC and our members are committed to action, regardless of the challenge.