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PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/06/2012: PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

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AKA  PRCF
Amherst, NY
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PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/06/2012: PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: PRCF
Physical Address: Amherst, NY 14226 3417
EIN: 75-2641707
Web URL: www.prcfoundation.org 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S99 Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U50 Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.)
Ruling Year: 1996 
How This Organization Is Funded: Grant - $330,000
Grant - $220,000
Grant - $150,000


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Mission Statement

PRCF Vision PRCF is recognized as a world leader in biodiversity and ecosystem management.  We promote the equitable and sustainable use of resources and ecosystem functions by self-reliant local communities who have attained stable socioeconomic conditions and maintained their cultural identity. Mission Statement To conserve biodiversity, ecosystem services and local cultural identities though participatory solutions that protect and promote the wise use of natural resources, support socioeconomic development of communities and enable adaptation to climate change

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2010

Total Revenue $560,184
Total Expenses $313,779

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Leadership

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Dr. Fernando Potess

Term:

Since Jan 1995

Profile:

Dr. Potess is a conservation biologist with more than 25 years of experience working with conservation and development projects in Southeast Asia and Indochina. He has experience in managing all aspects of projects with USAID, DFID, World Bank, UNDP, other international institutions. and various government offices in host PRCF host countries.  Dr. Potess is co-founder of the PRCF, and acts of President Director and Chief Executive Officer for the organization.

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Programs

Program: Species Research and Conservation (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$192,087
Category:
Environment
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Program Description:

Conduct research into biodiversity, and provide measures for the conservation of endangered species and habitats. Strengthen conservation management practices in various protected areas where the organization implements programs.

Program Long-Term Success:

Biodiversity surveys in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) of the critically endangered False Gharial, Biodiversity Surveys and Conservation Stutus Review of the Hoolock Gibbons in Myanmar, Biodiversity Surveys and discovery of three new species of Bats in Vietnam.

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Budget:
$49,945
Category:
Community Development
Population Served:

Program Description:

Strengthen measures for local people to participate in sustainable management of natural resources.  Improve collaboration between local communities and government officials for conservation of natural resources.

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Program: Conservation Management (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$26,841
Category:
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Program Description:

Strengthen conservation and management capacities of protected areas. Increase awareness for habitat and species conservation in greater protected area landscapes.  Work with local communities and government agencies to further conservation of natural resources and biodiversity.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Protection on endangered species in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia Improved livelihood conditions for local communities in Indonesia and Vietnam Strengthened conservation management measures in Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia Collaborative management between local people and conservation authorities in Cambodia, Vietnam Cultural arts revitalization programs linked to institutional development and empowerment of women in Indonesia Discovery of new species to science in Vietnam and Myanmar
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