Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

aka RSCF   |   LOXAHATCHEE, FL   |  http://www.rarespecies.org

Mission

RSCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity through grass-roots conservation programs rooted in sound science. RSCF employs the "flagship species" concept to identify and conserve high-profile, priority species in order to leverage protection for the ecosystems they represent. Propagation and management of such flagship species, along with field-based research and habitat protection, are ultimately directed toward long-term biodiversity preservation at a regional level. RSCF provides consulting and technical services to governments and conservation/research organizations engaged in conservation initiatives, and forms educational, scientific, and economic partnerships to expedite habitat and species preservation projects.

Ruling year info

1995

Director

Dr. Paul Reillo

Main address

1222 E RD

LOXAHATCHEE, FL 33470 USA

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EIN

65-0560456

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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RSCF focuses on real-time conservation crisis, developing strategies to prevent species extinction.

Our programs

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

Red-browed Amazon Recovery

RSCF houses the only population of Red-browed Amazon Parrots in North America. The species, native to the Atlantic forests of Brazil, is critically endangered in the wild. Over the course of 25+ years, RSCF has developed captive breeding and recovery programs for the species in the US and Brazil.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To establish stable in situ and ex situ populations of the critically endangered mountain bongo antelope for eventual reintroduction in the wild.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Uniting conservation leaders, students and researchers to conserve and recover critical species and biodiversity-rich ecosystems. An innovative collaboration between Florida International University and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, integrating conservation zoology, hands-on project implementation and professional development. At RSCF's new campus, students and researchers are offered housing and support to continue critical conservation programs and projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Develop captive breeding and husbandry strategies for critically endangered wildlife to prevent species extinction, while also working with agencies and organizations in situ to establish protected areas, national parks and land management policy for future species repatriation to the wild.

Establish strong partnerships with in situ and ex situ agencies, governments and institutions focused on preventing species extinction. Develop innovative captive breeding and husbandry guidelines for critically endangered species to prevent extinction. Develop recovery and repatriation strategies to return species to the wild.

RSCF is a scientific organization staffed with biologists and field technicians well-versed in current conservation programs and strategies. We have established strong partnerships with universities, NGOs, zoological institutions and governmental agencies in every country we work in to ensure programs continue with or without RSCF support.

Establishment of the Morne Diablotin National Park on Dominica in the year 2000. For over 30 years RSCF had worked with the Department of Forestry on Dominica to protect their national bird, the critically endangered Imperial Amazon Parrot.
Mountain Bongo Repatriation Project. Creating a self-sustaining, US captive population of the critically endangered Mountain Bongo Antelope for repatriation to Kenya. In 2004 RSCF returned 18 bongo to Kenya to help sustain an insitu captive breeding population of bongo for eventual release into the Aberdares National Park. More bongo will be returned in 2019 and 2020.
Red-browed Amazon Recovery Program. Less than 100 Red-brows remain in the wild in Brazil. For over 25 years RSCF has been raising Red-brows in captivity while working with partners in Brazil to survey habitat and establish an insitu breeding program for the species. Over 150 Red-brows have been raised at RSCF and new partnerships have evolved within the US zoological community to maintain the species with the goal of repatriation to Brazil within the next five years.
Partnership with Florida International University (FIU) and US facility expansion. FIU and RSCF have joined forces to create the Tropical Conservation Institute (TCI), uniting conservation leaders, students and researchers to conserve and recover critical species and biodiversity-rich ecosystems. An innovative collaboration between Florida International University and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation integrating conservation zoology, hands-on project implementation and professional development. RSCF's newly expanded Florida facility n ow offers student/reasearchers housing, meeting and conference space, and facilities for real-time wildlife veterinary training and development.
War on Wildlife--Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade. With rare exception, every species RSCF is working with is under the constant pressure of illegal wildlife trade. RSCF has become a vocal voice in the fight to end the commercial trade in endangered species and will continue to do so.

Financials

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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/27/2021
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Board chair

Paul Reillo

Richard Estes

George Amato

National Museum of Natural History

Christopher Langen

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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