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World Bird Sanctuary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: World Bird Sanctuary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY

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AKA  WBS
Valley Park, MO
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World Bird Sanctuary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: World Bird Sanctuary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY

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Also Known As: WBS
Physical Address: Valley Park, MO 63088 
EIN: 43-1184675
Web URL: www.worldbirdsanctuary.org 
Blog URL: www.world-bird-sanctuary.blogspot.com 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D32 Bird Sanctuary/Preserve
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Ruling Year: 1980 


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Mission Statement

The World Bird Sanctuary's mission is to preserve the earth's biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill that mission through education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, August 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: August 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: July 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,552,261
Total Expenses $1,404,059

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Walter Crawford, Jr.

Term:

Since Jan 1977

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in May 2012

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Programs

Program: Office of Wildlife Learning (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$297,000
Category:
Environment
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

World Bird Sanctuary's Office of Wildlife Learning travels to schools, libraries, scout groups, community events, etc presenting environmental education programs featuring Live animals.

Program Long-Term Success:

In 2008 we reached over 190,000 members of the public through 900 education programs.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

At the forefront of developing future generations of personally responsible young Americans, the World Bird Sanctuary encourages them to make decisions that lead to thoughtful earth stewardship and management of natural resources. As an acknowledged leader in the fields of environmental education and raptor rehabilitation, the World Bird Sanctuary is considered to be the best center of its kind in the United States. We have over 30 years of success in achieving our mission through our four focus areas, and numerous accolades and awards for our achievements in wildlife conservation and education. The World Bird Sanctuary is a consistently successful and credible conservation organization.
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