Wildlife Conservation Society

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


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Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Wildlife Conservation Society   (WCS)

    EU Transparency Register

    10132247681-61 First registered on 11 Jan 2012

    Goals / Remit

    The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe.

    Mission Statement: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

    During our 115 years, we have forged the power of our global conservation work and the management of our five parks in New York City to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo.

    With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. While taking on these issues, we manage more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, with more than 200 scientists on staff.

    WCS operates country programs throughout four continents—Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America—to save the last of the wild.

    Main EU files targeted

    WCS opened an office in Brussels in 2011 to increase our engagement with the European Union. We aim to enhance our global conservation impact by influencing the development and implementation of European Union policies in line with our conservation objectives.

    We are currently engaging with EU policymakers on a number of important policy areas, which have a positive impact on wildlife and wild places. These include, but are not limited to:

    1. Combatting wildlife trafficking;
    2. International wildlife trade and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES);
    3. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS);
    4. Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the integration of biodiversity into EU development aid policy and programmes;
    5. Combatting tropical deforestation.


    Head Office
    Southern Boulevard, 2300
    Bronx, New York 10460
    EU Office
    Blvd Louis Schmidt 64
    Brussels 1040
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 26 Jul 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Ms Janice Weatherley 28 Apr 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 20 Jul 2017 11 Jul 2018
    Ms Janice Weatherley 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Ms Catherine ROSSILLON 07 Jan 2017 14 Sep 2017
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 31 May 2016 31 May 2017
    Ms Janice Weatherley 09 Jan 2016 08 Jan 2017
    Ms Catherine ROSSILLON 29 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2016
    Ms Janice Weatherley 13 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2016
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 22 Nov 2014 20 Nov 2015
    Ms Janice Weatherley 29 Jan 2014 13 Jan 2015
    Ms Simona Suardi 29 Jan 2014 21 Nov 2014
    Ms Martha-Louise Barbara Helfferich 05 Apr 2013 04 Apr 2014
    Ms Sara Mark 22 Mar 2013 21 Sep 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Janice Weatherley-Singh (Director of European Policy & Government Relations)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Janice Weatherley-Singh (Director of European Policy & Government Relations)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    WCS is a Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature -IUCN.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    1,017,270 € (Source: EU Fund)

    Other financial info

    Section c covers the budget of the WCS Brussels office

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    WCS engages with decision-makers in EU institutions and other NGOs in Brussels to support the development and implementation of EU policies that support the protection of wildlife around the world. This has involved engaging in policy debates, conferences and meetings related to wildlife trafficking, development aid spending and wildlife health.

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 22 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject CITES
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      • Sebastien Paquot (Cabinet member)
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    • Date 23 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Wildlife Conversation - sustainable livelyhoods. Forest protection in developing countries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Neven Mimica
      Portfolio International Cooperation &amp; Development
      • Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2018 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Introductory Meeting, Wildlife and Biodiversity
      DG Environment
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
    • Date 26 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Our ocean and wildlife
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Apr 2017 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject Possibilities of collaboration
      DG Directorate-General for International Partnerships
      • Stefano Manservisi (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Programmes de biodiversité et de défense de wildlife dans les pays du développement
      DG Directorate-General for International Partnerships
      • Fernando Frutuoso De Melo (Director-General)
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