Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Conservation Through Research, Education, and Action - USA

  • San Rafael, CA
  • www.crea-panama.org

Mission Statement

Conservation through Research Education and Action (CREA), established in January 2003, was founded by a group of educators and scientists who are concerned about the growing global environmental and human crisis.

CREA┬┤s mission is to promote the conservation of tropical forests through undertaking focussed conservation research and increasing ecological literacy among all sectors of society so that environmentally enlightened decisions are made for the benefit of our and future generations.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Saving Atelopus limosus from extinction
  3. Environmental Education for local schools

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Service Areas

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International

We work in Panama, with specific programs being undertaken at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve, a 1000 acre conservation area with a biological field station, managed by CREA.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

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Dr Michael Roy

Keywords

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Conservation, research, sustainable development, education, environment

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Also Known As

CREA

EIN

34-1997310

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Rural (S32)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

CREA provides environmental education programs for poor rural and indigenous communities benefiting well over 500 people per year in developing countries. In addition our capacity building program allows developing nation professionals to develop their skills in natural resource protection and decision making. CREA also works with high school students from the U.S. who come to Panama to learn about development issues and provide community service. The organization intends to work with 5 different schools in the coming year.

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Budget

Program 2

Saving Atelopus limosus from extinction

Not available

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Adults

Adults

Budget

$100,000

Program 3

Environmental Education for local schools

CREA is actively involved with EE for local communities but is seeking funding to broaden our reach to more distant areas of Panama. Cocobolo Nature Reserve is an ideal place to undertake field trips for youth of Panama.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$50,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We work in Panama, with specific programs being undertaken at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve, a 1000 acre conservation area with a biological field station, managed by CREA.

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Conservation Through Research, Education, and Action - USA

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr Michael Roy

BIO

Michael founded CREA while working on sabbatical in Panama as a conservation biologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is an accomplished conservation geneticist having obtained his PhD from London University and thereon working in academic institutions in UK, Denmark and the US before being made a tenured senior lecturer of zoology at Otago University, New Zealand. He has undertaken biological research on a wide variety of terrestrial and marine organisms and has generated over 40 international research papers. Michael has a vast experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervising, and currently teaches on several field programs for various universities including CREA?s own summer courses. Michael has been committed to conservation research and public awareness for over 15 years and now works full time for CREA.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr Michael Roy

Milepost Consulting Inc.

Term: Mar 2015 - Mar 2020

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