Shannon Benson

WildAid is delighted to report it has received a perfect 100/100 score from Charity Navigator for the 4th year in a row, making it the eighth consecutive year the wildlife conservation organization has received a four-star rating from the charity evaluator.  

“Donors must trust we’re using their funds wisely, to support global efforts that seek to end the illegal wildlife trade and protect wildlife populations,” said WildAid CEO Peter Knights. “Our 100-point score, four-star rating and new position as the only wildlife conservation group on Charity Navigator with a perfect score, demonstrates not only strong oversight of our organization’s global efforts but astute financial accountability to our supporters.”

Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores, with only 5% of U.S. nonprofits receive this rating. WildAid is the only wildlife environmental organization to receive the perfect rating in 2019. 

With trade in animal parts driving a number of species towards extinction it’s more important than ever that donors can be confident knowing their contributions have a lasting impact on the ground, where it matters most. 

According to Charity Navigator, the score “reflects charities that execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way, while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities.”

WildAid is committed to the continuous improvement of its financial health, fundraising efficiency, accountability, and transparency. 

Click here to learn more about how you can protect the world’s remaining iconic wildlife and here to see the results of Charity Navigator’s 2019 listing.

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About WildAid

WildAid is a non-profit organization with a mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid primarily works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products such as elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin soup. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and a global network of media partners, WildAid leverages more than $230 million in annual pro-bono media support with a simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too. 

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