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CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2014: CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INC

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Williamsburg, VA
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CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2014: CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INC

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Also Known As: CCB
Physical Address: Williamsburg, VA 23188 
EIN: 26-2188653
Web URL: www.ccbbirds.org/ 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
D Animal related
D30 Wildlife Preservation/Protection
B Educational Institutions
B05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Year Founded: 1991 
Ruling Year: 2009 
How This Organization Is Funded: Cary Lynch - $1,000
Discover the James - $1,500
Virginia Commonwealth University - $3,500


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Mission Statement

The mission of The Center for Conservation Biology, through all of its diverse programs, is to provide the global community with the information needed to drive thoughtful, science-based conservation, to educate and train the next generation of conservation scientists, and to make lasting contributions to the natural world through critical thinking, innovation, and ground-breaking research. The Center for Conservation Biology Inc (CCB Inc) is a supporting organization for the academic institution known as The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary & the Virginia Commonwealth University. CCB Inc builds endowment funds to support institutional needs, student research, and current research program needs at CCB. All funds collected by CCB Inc. are used to directly support research, conservation and education programs primarily managed through the academic organization.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $33,023
Total Expenses $20,079

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Leadership

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Dr. Bryan Watts

Leadership Statement:

The Center for Conservation Biology is more than a physical facility – we are a community formed around a simple belief. Our shared belief is that the existence and quality of human life throughout the planet is so dependent on the condition of the environment that safeguarding the environment is a priority for all humankind. We are a group of dedicated professional scientists, students, and citizens who focus energy, expertise, and experience on solving pressing environmental problems. We seek real-world solutions that work. Our work has global impact. It drives the conservation community forward on a daily basis. Our research is used to created or improve environmental policy, to inform management decisions, to locate the highest priority lands for protection, and to educate us all about the least destructive path ahead. With a record of bringing more than 500 research projects to successful conclusions, we are proud of how these projects continue to shape our world. The Center for Conservation Biology is an effective organization that turns contributions into real benefits for the public and the environment on which we all depend and enjoy. Although we are a research unit shared by the College of William and Mary and the Virginia Commonwealth University, all of our research and operating costs come from gifts, grant awards, and contracts. Become part of the solution. Contribute to our efforts to help birds and the environment we share. Your support makes our work possible. Sincerely, Bryan D. Watts

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Programs

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Program Description:

Our research has global impact driving the conservation community forward on a daily basis. CCB research is used to create or improve environmental policy, to inform management decisions, to locate the highest priority lands for protection, and to educate us about the least destructive path ahead. In 2013, CCB reached its 21st year and during that short span of time has completed more than 530 research projects on birds of conservation concern and made conservation impacts on 430 bird species in 25 countries. This year we conducted a Chesapeake Bay-wide survey of Great Blue Heron and Great Egret nesting colonies, coordinated conservation efforts on the imperiled Black Rail, monitored migratory shorebirds in the Mid-Atlantic region, changed shorebird hunting policies through Whimbrel tracking research, monitored and managed the federally listed Red-cockaded Woodpecker population in Virginia, monitored the breeding population of Bald Eagles in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, collaborated with the Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor breeding shorebirds in the Artic, quantified predation rates on marsh bird nests thought to be contributing to the decline of marsh bird populations, continued a tracking study with the endangered Crowned Eagle in Argentina, monitored and managed the Virginia threatened Peregrine Falcon, surveyed the critically threatened Red Knot, tracked bald and golden eagles along the Atlantic flyway, and many more projects on species of conservation concern.

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CCB has produced 15 master’s degree students with research projects spanning from the impact of human beach use on birds to the effects of salinity on diet and reproductive parameters of Osprey. In 2013, CCB continued support for a master’s student studying conflicts within the Bald Eagle population related to interspecific competition. In addition, CCB staff mentored undergraduate students in Virginia and conducted 25 public presentations to citizen and academic audiences. Our two citizen science programs, nightjars.org and osprey-watch.org engage 2300 volunteers from 20 countries in observing and recording birds for scientific research.

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CCB has provided hundreds of pro bono advisory services to government agencies and NGO conservation groups. In 2013, CCB provided information on management of habitat for the federal endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, collaborated with federal wildlife agencies to incorporate migratory songbirds into habitat planning for the Virginia Eastern Shore, advised state and federal agencies on bald eagle management, identified critical staging areas for migrant shorebirds along the Mid-Atlantic coast, exposed the hunting pressures on migrant shorebirds in the Caribbean, and collaborated with the BBC in a successful public campaign about the consequences of sea-level rise on vulnerable species. CCB was covered by 64 print, online, and radio media stories and 3 film documentaries about bird conservation. In 2013, CCB continued to share bird data through our online mapping portal allowing wildlife and environmental planners free online mapping access to nest locations for planning and permit activities. CCB houses the Paul Baker Library which houses and maintains research resources from various sources including original CCB data. The Baker Library currently houses more than 1,000 historic databases on birds of conservation concern. These materials are made available to students, professionals, research organizations, and the interested public to further the avian conservation ideals of CCB.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Our research has global impact driving the conservation community forward on a daily basis. CCB research is used to create or improve environmental policy, to inform management decisions, to locate the highest priority lands for protection, and to educate us about the least destructive path ahead. In 2012, CCB reached its 20th year and during that short span of time has completed more than 500 research projects on birds of conservation concern and made conservation impacts on 430 bird species in 25 countries. This year we coordinated conservation efforts on Black Rails, monitored migratory shorebirds in the Mid-Atlantic region, changed shorebird hunting policies through Whimbrel tracking research, monitored and managed the federally listed Red-cockaded Woodpecker population in Virginia, monitored the breeding population of Bald Eagles in coastal Virginia, assisted Kentucky biologists tracking Bald Eagles, launched a tracking study with the endangered Crowned Eagle in Argentina, monitored and managed the Virginia threatened Peregrine Falcon, surveyed the critically threatened Red Knot, tracked bald and golden eagles along the Atlantic flyway, and many more projects on species of conservation concern. In 2012, CCB supported a new master’s student studying conflicts within the Bald Eagle population related to interspecific competition. In addition, staff led an undergraduate class to learn bird research techniques in Panama, mentored undergraduate students in Virginia, and conducted 16 public presentations to citizen and academic audiences. Our staff managed the Richmond Eagle Camera project which engaged hundreds of K-12 classrooms in science and avian behavior. The web camera in Richmond received over 1,000,000 page views during the nesting season. CCB provided information on management of habitat for the federal endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers, collaborated with federal wildlife agencies to incorporate migratory songbirds into habitat planning for the Virginia Eastern Shore, advised state and federal agencies on bald eagle management, identified critical staging areas for migrant shorebirds along the Mid-Atlantic coast, exposed the hunting pressures on migrant shorebirds in the Caribbean, and collaborated with the BBC in a successful public campaign about the consequences of sea-level rise on vulnerable species.
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