WASHINGTON, DC, December, 19 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce that it has, for the third time, been selected as a three--year, 10 percent GiveBack partner by Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC).
After an intensive selection process, AWF was selected along with one other organization, and both organizations will receive 10 percent of ESC net profits or a guaranteed minimum contribution of $10,000 annually.
ESC received over 20 applications from non-profits for the partnership, and each organization was ranked by the company on aspects, such as transparent accountability, species impact, and social outreach.
"AWF is thrilled to be selected as a 10% GiveBack partner of Endangered Species Chocolate for the period 2013 through 2015," said Patrick Bergin, AWF CEO. "The continued support of our good friends at Endangered Species Chocolate -- along with their growing numbers of loyal customers -- is tremendously important for enabling AWF's field staff to carry out projects to conserve Africa's wildlife and wild lands."
Bergin noted that the 10% GiveBack collaboration with ESC will continue to advance AWF's African Apes Initiative. This program protects key habitats for Africa's four great ape species (chimpanzee, bonobo, mountain gorilla and lowland gorilla). The 10% GiveBack will also provide additional momentum to AWF's Rhino and Elephant Campaigns that are combating the escalating poaching of these two iconic African animals.
For more information, or to place an order to help support the company's 10% GiveBack, visit www.chocolatebar.com
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About Endangered Species Chocolate
Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment. Endangered Species Chocolate is committed to providing chocolate-lovers with premium, natural and organic chocolates that are ethically traded and sustainably grown. Adding to the impact of each chocolate bar, Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10--percent of net profits to fund species and habitat conservation. A top selling brand in the natural food category, Endangered Species Chocolate offers more than 30 products. For more information, visit www.chocolatebar.com.
About African Wildlife Foundation
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF's programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa's people. Since its inception, AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted conservation enterprises that benefit local African communities, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation--all to ensure the survival of Africa's unparalleled wildlife heritage. AWF is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Kenya and registered as a 501(c)(3) in the United States. For more information, visit www.awf.org.
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