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BIOSPHERE FOUNDATION

  • Campbell, CA
  • www.biospherefoundation.org

Mission Statement

Our goal is to inspire intelligent use of the earth's natural resources and empower individuals to become leaders in biosphere stewardship.

The problem
The health of our biosphere – our life support system – is decreasing due to climate change and the needs associated with a growing human population.

Our efforts are strategic
We address this global challenge by working locally with island peoples whose livelihood is most affected by sweeping ecological changes.

Our projects are collaborative
We learn from individuals about their environment while empowering them to become active advocates, practitioners, and leaders in their communities.

All of our programs contain the following four components:
Research – contribute to the existing body of knowledge about the biosphere;
Education – inspire individuals to get involved through hands-on fieldwork and community-based skills and programs;
Community – engage with island peoples to learn about their challenges and work together to create solutions for them to lead stewardship efforts in their community; and
Policy – provide baseline data, information and recommendations about conservation and sustainable development initiatives to individuals and communities.

Biosphere Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and has championed a wide range of ecological research and education projects around the world.

 






To implement conservation programs which are
community-based and sustainable.


 






To create educational programs that will
inspire people to care for the biosphere and get involved to make a difference.










To serve as an unbiased, “trusted source" of
data about the biosphere to users around the world.

Service Areas

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International

Biosphere Foundation is working with organizations in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Please see www.biosfirindonesia.org

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 1991

Self-reported

Ms. Abigail Kingsley Alling

Keywords

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Marine Conservation, Biosphere, Global Ecology, Coral Reefs, Education-Outreach, Community Outreach, Sustainable Development, Youth, Women, Leadership Programs, Southeast Asia, Google-Earth, Film, Immersive Media

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Also Known As

BF and PCRF

EIN

86-0686472

 Number

0429861596

Physical Address

3030 Greenbriar Court

San Jose, CA 95128

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Marine Science and Oceanography (U21)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Impact
Statement for
Impact
Statement for the project To stop the destruction of
the world's coral reefs by 2020 and restore their beauty, health and abundance
within this century.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The operation of an 84' research ship at sea for seamanship and coral reef educational programs. Management of a massive web page with information on all our programs. Fiscal sponsor for a hands-on rainforest ecology program. Operation of a 12' diameter closed system facility for studies of biogeochemical cycles and ecology.

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Budget

Service Areas

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International

Biosphere Foundation is working with organizations in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Please see www.biosfirindonesia.org

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Biosphere Foundation's annual budget is just under 500,000.

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BIOSPHERE FOUNDATION FORMERLY-PLANETARY CORAL REEF FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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BIOSPHERE FOUNDATION

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Abigail Kingsley Alling

BIO

For
the past 33 years, Abigail Kingsley
Alling has been actively engaged in marine and environmental research
and development projects. Presently, Ms. Alling serves as President of the Biosphere
Foundation (BF) and its division, the Planetary
Coral Reef Foundation (PCRF), which she co-founded in 1991.  Presently she is sailing Mir from the Mediterranean to Indonesia in
support of BF's offshore marine community conservation programs. These projects include a long-term
coral reef conservation program at Menjangan reef off the coast of Bali, and a
sea turtle protection program based in the Anambas Islands (South China Sea).

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"PCRF's
primary goal is to inspire conservation efforts through Information,
Inspiration and Action. Please join us online at biosfirindonesia.org to view our
marine conservation projects at sea and in Indonesia. - Abigail Alling"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

William G. Walker

William G. Walker Law firm

Term: 2009 -

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