Life Net

aka Life Net Nature   |   Bozeman, AZ   |  http://lifenetnature.org

Mission

Life Net's purpose is to advance the protection of wildlife and nature through science and policy initiatives, citizen advocacy and engagement, and on-the-ground projects.

Ruling year info

1991

Director, President

Dr. Anthony Joseph Povilitis

Co-Director

Dr. Constance Dusti Becker

Main address

12 E. Garfield D4

Bozeman, AZ 59715 USA

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EIN

85-0391877

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (T19)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Save Yellowstone's Wolves

In the USA, Life Net does grassroots advocacy to end wolf trophy hunts next to Yellowstone National Park, supports expansion of habitat for wild bison, and fights to keep the grizzly bear on the endangered species list where biology says it should stay.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In Kenya, Life Net Nature supports Maasai conservationists to lead community-based efforts to protect elephants, giraffe, other wildlife, and the Nyekweri Forest. Life Net provides scholarships to young Maasai to study safari guiding and wildlife conservation at the Koyaiki Guiding School. Life Net brings volunteers to Kenya to enhance professional development for Maasai and to help monitor giraffe and other wildlife. Life Net assists Maasai conservationists with developing ecotourism activities such as walking safaris and operation of a small family-friendly tented camp.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Young adults

In the Andes of Ecuador Life Net Nature manages a 50-hectare tropical montane forest protected area home to an Andean cock-of-the-rock lek, hundreds of endemic birds, more than 25 species of hummingbird, and a variety endangered species: spectacled bear, white-fronted capuchin, and dozens of amphibians. Life Net also supports community-based conservation in the Loma Alta Important Bird Area (IBA) with a focus on improving habitat and monitoring of the endangered Esmeraldas Woodstar hummingbird, several other endangered birds, and 78 endemic bird species. Life Net supports youth development in ecotourism, bird watching and funds the annual Christmas Bird Count at Loma Alta.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people

In Chile, Life Net is building partnerships to secure habitat linkage to increase the population viability of the endangered Huemul, an iconic Andean mountain deer.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

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Financials

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Life Net

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr Tony Povilitis


Board co-chair

Dr Dusti Becker

Larry Vereen

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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No