Marine & Wildlife Habitat Program will help address conservation challenges
D.C. (February 28, 2017) – The National Fish and
(NFWF) and Shell Oil Company (Shell) today
announced the geographic expansion of their successful Shell Marine Habitat
Program, a move that will broaden Shell’s conservation scope beyond the Gulf
Coast to better reflect the company’s commitment to help protect and conserve
the communities where it lives and operates.
The expanded program, renamed the Shell
Marine & Wildlife Habitat Program (SMWHP), now includes a wider focus with
additional geographies and habitats that will be announced in the near future. In
addition, SMWHP will consolidate several of Shell’s key conservation
initiatives under one platform.
“Conservation is a vital
part of our operations,” said Bruce Culpepper, Shell’s US Country Chair. “That
is why we partner and engage with key organizations such as the NFWF to
leverage their expertise and increase the impact of our conservation initiatives.
Working together helps better preserve the environment we all enjoy.”
Since 1998, the NFWF and Shell partnership
has funded 270 projects, supporting the protection, restoration and management
of over 155,000 acres of habitat, as well as the improved monitoring and
management of key species in coastal ecosystems. NFWF has leveraged Shell’s
funds over the years to generate more than $78.8 million for on-the-ground
“We are pleased to build on our long history
of success working with Shell to support vital conservation efforts along the
Gulf Coast,” said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. “This
expanded focus will enable our partnership to address a wider range of
conservation challenges across the nation, to the benefit of species, habitats
and local communities by providing the resources necessary to take action.”
For additional information on funding
opportunities available through the Partnership, please visit the Shell Marine &
Wildlife Habitat Program site: http://www.nfwf.org/partnerships/corporate/Pages/shell.aspx
Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the
Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies
with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the
challenges of the new energy future.
the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores our nation’s
wildlife and habitats. Chartered by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public
conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those
investments with private contributions. NFWF works with government, nonprofit
and corporate partners to find solutions for the most intractable conservation
challenges. Over the last three decades, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $3.5 billion to conservation projects.
Learn more at www.nfwf.org.