The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and AFPM have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that forms a strategic partnership between the two associations. Through this affiliation the parties have agreed to look for joint projects that will result in making progress towards their mutual goals.
The agreement creates a framework for cooperation between the organisations, including engaging in and demonstrating corporate leadership, establishing a rewards program and encouraging industry managers to participate and community involvement in restoration projects. This alliance also provides opportunities for each group to participate in and make presentations at the other’s workshops, conferences and meetings.
The organisations are indeed complimentary to each other and can share capabilities and resources to help address their shared concerns. The AFPM and WHC also recognise the importance of building a strong partnership in order to achieve the goals of the MOU.
‘WHC values our partnership with AFPM. This agreement reinforces industry’s commitment to voluntary efforts that curb the global loss of wildlife habitat and biodiversity, including, involvement through conservation education and community engagement,’ said Robert Johnson, WHC President.
‘AFPM is proud to lead our membership in working with the WHC to advance their goals. Our member companies have always been a part of the communities in which they operate, and this new commitment will take their community involvement a step further. Working together, the members of our two organisations can make a positive change,’ AFPM President Charles T. Drevna said.
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.