Conservation Diver Foundation

Training the Next Generation of Marine Conservationists

aka Conservation Diver   |   EVERGREEN, CO   |  https://conservationdiver.com

Mission

Our aim is to not rely solely on governments to solve these problems, but to increase the capacity and skillsets of local managers and divers around the globe to empower a new generation of action oriented conservationists. Through training courses we are giving people from many different backgrounds the knowledge to initiate action, and through our networks helping those who want to make a difference join up and realize their goals.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO

Chad Scott

Main address

7321 TIMBER TRAIL RD

EVERGREEN, CO 80439 USA

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EIN

82-2987996

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Coral Reefs are the world's oldest, most productive, and most valuable ecosystems. Unfortunately today they are also the most threatened. Coral Reefs are declining world wide, at a rate of more than 2% per year. With 90% of Caribbean Corals and 50% of the Great Barrier reef already gone, it is obvious that governments are ineffective at solving these problems. Our goal is to empower local communities with evidence based techniques to manage and improve the sustainability of the resources that they depend upon for food, protection, tourism, and other socio-economic benefits. By giving them the training, tools, and a long-term funding mechanisms we hope to bring the same sucess we have had in Thailand to the rest of the world.

Our programs

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

Marine Conservation Training and Certifications

We offer a wide range of different courses in various aspects of professional level marine science, protection, restoration and conservation. Our in depth courses include theory, skill development, practical experience, and certifications. By working with local communities we help raise stakeholder capacity to empower them to take control over the resources their community depends upon.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Work status and occupations

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of manuals produced

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Academics, Activists, Self-employed people, People of Asian descent, People of Central American descent

Related Program

Marine Conservation Training and Certifications

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Academics, Activists, Self-employed people

Related Program

Marine Conservation Training and Certifications

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to establish marine conservation and research centers in various locations around the globe where such efforts are currently lacking or have proven unsuccessful. These centers will be run by or will employ local community members and be integrated into community based projects. Through our network of scientists, conservationists, and photographers we hope to create a nexus that will empower local communities to take the sustainability of their enthronement, economy, and culture into their own hands.

We have a series of scientifically based (and proven) techniques that can be implemented in any location where SCUBA diving is possible. These methods and techniques are taught to local reef managers, who then become certified in teaching them. By teaching our courses, not only are the conducting the necessary work, but also raising stakeholder capacity within their community, generating income through Eco-tourism, and creating sustianable revenue through the sale of certification cards.
Conservation Diver provides this turn-key package through our established learning materials, certification cards, group trips, scholarships, and other means.

We have published more than 15 courses in marine monitoring, research, and protection. These courses have already trained thousands of students and local community members. Through the operation of these courses we have produced more than 18 peer-reviewed scientific publications to further the science. Out restoration projects have been independently evaluated (Hein, 2020) to be one of the most successful in the world. Through our global network of conservationists we are spreading the word, training others, and facilitating careers int he industry.

We have established some of the most successful coral reef research, protection, and restoration programs in the world. Based on the success of our first program, we have now expanded to other areas of Thailand, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and the Azores. We currently have plans to open centers in Madagascar, Hawaii, and the Medeterainian (2021) as well as the Maldives, India, Uganda (2022).
We have developed a wide range of courses to cover every topic, including published manuals for those courses. These courses have not only trained up thousands of students and lead to several Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD theses, but also a long list of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Conservation Diver Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chad Scott

Conservation Diver Foundation

Term: 2019 -

George Bevan

Pau Urgell Plaza

Elouise Haskin

Kirsty Magson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.