Get involved

Get involved

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As a  full project partner

  • Partners play an active role in the support and governance of the project. Partners provide a minimum of $20,000 per year in core support for the project for a minimum of 3 years. Partner benefits include: Membership on the PARC Steering Committee and direct input into strategic planning and development of project goals and objectives.
  • Recognition on the PARC website, annual reports and in all national press releases.
  • Access to communications materials that can be used to promote the Partner’s role in the PARC program.
  • Opportunities to have staff train with and participate in captive and/or field conservation efforts in Panama (travel costs and per diem covered by participating organization). Current partners include: Africam Safari, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Defenders of Wildlife, Houston Zoo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Zoo New England.

As a Sponsor

  • Sponsors provide a minimum of $10,000 per year in core support for the project, either in direct cash contribution or through indirect support as co-investigators on competitive grants or other in-kind contributions. Sponsor benefits include:
  • Recognition in annual reports and in press releases and publications about specific activities directly or indirectly supported by the sponsor.
  • Access to communications materials that can be used to promote the Sponsor’s role in the PARC program.
  • Opportunity to have staff train with and participate in captive and/or field conservation efforts in Panama (travel costs
    and per diem covered by participating organization).
  • Current sponsors include: USFWS, National Science Foundation, Maersk, Smithsonian Women’s Committee, Mohammed Bin Zayed species conservation fund, and others.

As a Collaborator

  • Collaborators provide direct or indirect annual financial support of less than $10,000 per year, but nevertheless provide tremendous added value to the PARC project. For example, Amphibian Ark training has played a critical role in training PARC’s Panamanian staff. James Madison, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech Universities are collaborating with PARC to develop a Bd cure, and Roger Williams Park Zoo and Toronto Zoo help to build and run insect production facilities. Collaborator benefits include:
  • Recognition in annual reports and in press releases and publications about specific activities directly or indirectly supported through collaborations with PARC.
  • Access to communications materials that can be used to promote the Sponsor’s role as a PARC collaborator.
  • Opportunity to have access to PARC’s captive collections in Panama, participation in PARC-led field expeditions, and access to specimens and other data, as appropriate to support collaborative efforts.

Volunteer

  • Volunteers play an integral part in the project and over 40 local and international volunteers last year provided the equivalent support of two full time employees. Volunteers with husbandry experience from places like the Bronx Zoo, Henry Doorly Zoo and Atlanta Botanical Gardens have been an invaluable source of collaboration.

contact: Brian Gratwicke email: gratwickeb[AT]si.edu

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