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This month we had the thrilling experience of calling up Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to present the amount of Endangered Species Chocolate's (ESC) first 10% GiveBack installment. How we wish you could have listened in! The news was met with awed silence followed by an outpouring of thanks as their staff reflected on what a gift of this magnitude could accomplish. It was a moment we'll never forget – a moment made possible thanks to all of you out there indulging in a cause!
"We knew that the Endangered Species Chocolate funds would provide a significant injection to get our new marine partners off the ground, but this year’s 10% GiveBack donation was so beyond our expectations.” – Joyce Wang, Conservation Network Manager for WCN.
WCN saves endangered species in 37 countries around the world by supporting independent wildlife conservationists. This year, they'll use the ESC 10% GiveBack to expand even further by using the funds to launch their first foray into marine conservation. Join us in welcoming MarAlliance and Global Penguin Society to WCN's network! “It's hard to overstate what a game changer this will be for our field partners whose highly-leveraged work and efforts translate to real conservation results on the ground. The impact of this gift will be transformative to the protection of sharks, rays, and penguins around the world," says Joyce Wang, Conservation Network Manager, WCN. From all of us here at Endangered Species Chocolate, thank you for your chocolate cravings and support! We look forward to sharing this marine journey with you. Keep scrolling to meet these champions of our oceans – we’ll be sharing news of their challenges and successes throughout the year. Global Penguin Society (GPS) Dr. Pablo Borboroglu with Magellanic penguins
"On behalf of the Global Penguin Society and all the penguins we are helping, I want to deeply thank you for your very generous donation to the Global Penguin Society! We are absolutely grateful about Endangered Species Chocolate's contribution and the possibility to use it to go so much further in our conservation activities." – Dr. Pablo Borboroglu, President of GPS
Dr. Rachel Graham, Founder of MarAlliance.
"We want to send you a massive THANK YOU, Endangered Species Chocolate. You will make our 2017 brighter than we ever could've imagined! Thank you for supporting our monitoring of large marine wildlife, our cutting edge research, and our education outreach to change attitudes and to get people to care for species like sharks. Your incredibly generous gift is going to enable use to accomplish so much in 2017!" – Dr. Rachel Graham, Founder and President, MarAlliance
Look for the Global Penguin Society spotlight inside Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch, available Winter 2017. About Endangered Species Chocolate Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment. ESC is committed to providing chocolate-lovers with premium, natural chocolates that are ethically traded and sustainably grown. Adding to the impact of each chocolate bar, ESC donates 10 percent of net profits to fund species and habitat conservation. A top selling brand in the natural food category, ESC offers more than 30 products. Find a retailer near you and available on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.choco.ayokay.work.
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