ConocoPhillips supports the Strawberry Valley Sage Grouse Recovery Project through the SPIRIT of Conservation, which protects threatened migratory birds and bird habitats worldwide, especially in regions where we have operations.
One of ConocoPhillips’ particular environmental interests is conserving the natural habitat of migratory birds, an objective that has been among the company’s charitable priorities since the 1970s. Consequently, in 2005 ConocoPhillips founded the SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program
, an outgrowth of the company’s long-working relationship with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The program strives to protect, restore and improve the natural systems and habitats upon which migratory birds depend for survival, and to benefit declining bird species.
The SPIRIT partnership has been highly successful. Through its first eight years, 55 grants have been awarded to 30 conservation groups in 12 states and five countries. Nearly 100,000 acres of priority bird habitats have been protected and restored. ConocoPhillips’ cumulative contribution of $3.2 million has been leveraged by NFWF at better than 5:1, for a total on-the-ground impact of more than $16 million.