December 22, 2012
Loyal supporters like you already know WLT-US adheres to good governance, is committed to accountability and transparency, and practices sound fiscal management… but it’s nice to have independent confirmation! For another consecutive year, WLT-US has earned a 4-STAR RATING (out of a possible four stars) from independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator.
“Only 9% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations. This exceptional designation differentiates WLT-US from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s CEO.
We pride ourselves on our 24-year commitment to low overhead and high effectiveness. With your help we have already protected over 7 million acres of critical lands for biodiversity conservation.
WLT-US maintains a small and highly experienced staff with collectively over 80 years of field conservation experience. Charity Navigator recently highlighted WLT-US as having had one of the lowest paid CEOs while maintaining the highest rating--demonstrating our dedication and commitment to rainforests conservation.
"At WLT-US, we feel the most effective conservation strategy is continuing to do what we have always done best: purchasing and protecting the most threatened rainforests, saving them forever," said Dr. Paul Salaman, WLT-US CEO.
Not only has WLT-US been awarded this honor for the fifth consecutive year, we significantly increased our overall score to 66.23 from our average 63-64. The maximum possible score is 70! Read more about our rating by clicking here.
When you support WLT-US you save REAL rainforest acres in REAL places. Our method is simple and direct: we buy the most unique and endangered rainforests so they can be conserved forever. Your support today will have a lasting impact.