Advanced Conservation Strategies

Mdiway, UT   |  https://advancedconservation.org

Mission

We try to make lives and the environment better with science and design. We focus on incentives, outcomes, and sustainability. Our foundation is science, yet we work and collaborate outside of science to design and implement solutions and ventures. We try hard to work across sectors to integrate behavioral science, finance, human-centered design, markets, natural science, and technology to solve problems. Much of our work involves program design, sustainability science, and evaluation. We don’t always succeed. But, we always learn.

Ruling year info

2006

Director

Dr. Josh Donlan

Main address

PO Box 413

Mdiway, UT 84049 USA

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EIN

20-4002778

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Biological & Life Sciences (U50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Illegal Fisheries

With support from the Walton Family Foundation, ACS and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile are working to understand the dynamics of illegal fishing in Chile. Working with SERNAPESCA, Chile’s fisheries management agency, we are using survey instruments and expert elicitation approaches to help build a holistic understanding of the various types of activities connected to illegal fishing. Our current efforts are focused on exploring which seafood species are most involved with illegal activities, along with the different types of illegality and their organizational structure.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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Advanced Conservation Strategies

Board of directors
as of 5/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Josh Donlan

Advanced Conservation Strategies

Michael Donlan

Microsoft, Inc

Harry Greene

Cornell University

Karl Lohwater

Buck Consultants

Bernie Tershy

University of California

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No