From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published August 11, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Venture Capital for Conservationists

Here's an interesting idea: a venture capital model for conservationists.


Jerry Kay spoke to Charles Knowles, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Network:


Listen to EarthNews Radio: Venture Capital for Conservationists


Knowles explained that there are entrepreneurs in developing countries doing great work, but who don't have any funding. In the style of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, his organization performs due diligence, links the entrepreneur with investors, then manages the relationship.


The Wildlife Conservation Network supports conservation projects around the world such as cheetahs in Namibia, African wild dogs in Zimbabwe, snow leopords in the Himilayas, and other such projects in South America and Russia.


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To learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Network, visit its website at www.wildnet.org/.


Be sure to visit EarthNews Radio's home here at ENN regularly. Jerry Kay interviews compelling environmentalists, scientists, and activists in 90 blasts of information will make you think. You can find it at www.enn.com/enn_radio_main.html.


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