C2S2 Membership

Full Members are Conservation Centers with large land holdings (more than 500 acres) and access to unique rare animal species and scientific expertise. These centers have an institutional commitment to species sustainability and conservation as a priority, and participate in one or more of C2S2’s initiatives. A representative from the center serves as a voting member on the Board of Directors. 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS (formerly Associate Members) are institutions with a commitment to species sustainability and conservation as a priority. A representative from the member institution serves on the Advisory Board.

Members benefit from--

Large-Scale Collaborations. Expanding your institution’s conservation portfolio through active participation in broad-scale, science-driven initiatives creating assurance populations for the long-term survival of species   

Conservation project incubation. Support in building local and regional efforts to save species from extinction

Networks. Connecting and collaborating with a multi-stakeholder international network of conservationists with unique and varied assets and expertise.

Marketing, communications, and advocacy. Spotlighting your conservation efforts and building brand equity with co-branded educational and marketing materials that enhance public engagement and communicate successes. 

Professional consultation.  Tackling your institution’s most critical issues and opportunities through consultation provided by experts in: Business planning and management consulting; Strategic collection planning for conservation breeding/recovery programs; Reproduction, conservation breeding, and reintroduction science; Research study design and implementation; Data management and analysis;  Natural resource management; and Professional development and training.   

Member Commitment

  • Contribution of a minimum of ($12,500 for Full Members and $5,000 for Affiliate Members) annually for at least three years. 
  • Active and in-kind participation in at least one program and on designated boards.
  • Institutional expertise may be called upon in an advisory capacity in support of C2S2 efforts. 

To apply for Full or Affiliate Membership, download the instructions here:

Application Instructions for C2S2 Full Membership

Application Instructions for C2S2 Affiliate Membership