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CharityWatch's rating of Wildlife Conservation Society is based on the financial activities of its U.S. entity (tax ID #13-1740011) and does not include the financial activities of its foreign subsidiaries. The U.S. entity rated by CharityWatch accounts for more than 98% of the total revenue and expenses of the consolidated Wildlife Conservation Society organization for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2017.
According to the Wildlife Conservation Society tax filing for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2017, the Society reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

"One executive and a vice president received non-fixed payments in 2016, Cristian Samper, President and Chief Executive Officer, received $6,200, and Carolyn Gray, Vice President Institutional Advancement, received $30,000. These were one-time discretionary bonuses in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments during the prior year..."

The Society reports that Cristian Samper and Carolyn Gray received total compensation of $1,320,978 and $308,745, respectively, in calendar year 2016 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

In addition, the Society reports that Sergio Furman, VP Individual Giving, received a severance payment in the amount of $107,410 in calendar year 2016 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III).

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