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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places

aka RSCF   |   LOXAHATCHEE, FL   |  http://www.rarespecies.org
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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

EIN: 65-0560456


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

Subject area info

Natural resources

Wildlife biodiversity

Endangered species protection

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

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
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Florida International University 2014

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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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

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 87.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

49.3

Average of 30.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,078,971 $116,345 -$166,043 $125,017 $520,555
As % of expenses 156.9% 21.0% -38.1% 28.0% 115.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,069,556 $95,712 -$190,333 $102,214 $499,591
As % of expenses 153.4% 16.6% -41.4% 21.8% 105.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,772,534 $649,967 $253,845 $537,828 $1,009,423
Total revenue, % change over prior year 127.4% -63.3% -60.9% 111.9% 87.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.9% 1.8% 0.5% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 6.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.3% 99.1% 95.0% 92.6% 99.6%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $687,645 $555,071 $435,900 $447,124 $452,421
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.3% -19.3% -21.5% 2.6% 1.2%
Personnel 36.8% 43.4% 53.3% 51.9% 48.8%
Professional fees 0.3% 1.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 16.9% 15.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 45.9% 39.8% 46.2% 47.6% 50.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $697,060 $575,704 $460,190 $469,927 $473,385
One month of savings $57,304 $46,256 $36,325 $37,260 $37,702
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $37,217 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,003,216 $117,325 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,757,580 $739,285 $496,515 $544,404 $511,087

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 24.7 30.1 34.4 35.0 49.3
Months of cash and investments 25.5 31.6 36.7 38.1 51.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 25.5 31.6 35.7 38.1 51.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,416,147 $1,393,718 $1,248,880 $1,302,367 $1,859,370
Investments $46,165 $67,614 $83,626 $117,939 $81,491
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,999,852 $2,117,177 $2,117,177 $2,117,177 $2,117,177
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 4.6% 5.3% 6.4% 7.5% 8.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $3,371,307 $3,467,019 $3,276,686 $3,378,900 $3,878,491
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $3,371,307 $3,467,019 $3,276,686 $3,378,900 $3,878,491

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Director

Dr. Paul Reillo

Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D.,University of Maryland (Zoology). Field-oriented population biologist, ecological geneticist and environmental engineer. Rare Species Conservatory Foundation founder and president. Red-browed Amazon Parrot Program Coordinator and Studbook Manager. Technical expertise in field ecology, demographic and genetic analysis of small populations and animal husbandry.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Paul Reillo

George Amato

National Museum of Natural History

Christopher Langen

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2023

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Data
  • 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 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.