Advanced Conservation Strategies

Rating: 4.5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment, Health

Location: PO Box 1201 Midway UT 86001 USA

Mission: Advanced Conservation Strategies’ purpose is to provide innovative, self-sustaining, and economically efficient solutions to environmental challenges by building cross-sector synergy and integrating biological, economic, technological, and socio-political threats and opportunities.
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: Environmental Mortgages, Ecological Restoration, Conservation Finance, Environmental Social Networks, Environmental Markets

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I've had great experiences with this organization. They have a very innovative approach to conservation, which melds finance and market-based approaches with a deep understanding of ecology and ecosystem dynamics. Definitely worth consulting with any conservation issues.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

totally change how conservation is done, and find solutions that meld conservation with development challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

ACS was a recent finalists in the Marketplace on Innovative Financial Solutions for Development Competition sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and the Agence Francaise de Developpement. There work is innovative in the environmental conservation space. A great org.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

at a meeting in Paris.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work on implementation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ideas.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great, innovative, and fun people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be an important change-agent

Ways to make it better...

If I had more time to interact with ACS

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope ACS continues to work toward implementing their good ideas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

ACS is a fantastically innovative non-profit that uses ideas from conservation ecology, microfinance, and community engagement to protect natural resources while improving the lives of the communities that depend on those natural resources.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their innovative approach to a complicated problem: how do you conserve a natural resource while improving the lives of those who use that natural resource?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Advanced Conservation Strategies is a wise investment. They work is innovative, and just the type of interdisciplinary approaches we need to protect nature.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the media

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

(hopefully) raise alot of money

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their approach

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

n/a

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

Ways to make it better...

i saw more of them

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

is fundraising for their innovative ideas

One thing I'd also say is that...

best of luck to ACS

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I collaborate with ACS on a number of projects trying to link biodiversity conservation and economic incentives. I think that ACS has a raft of innovative ideas which could lead to real change in how we approach the protection of nature. The real challenge for the organization will be building these ideas into workable funded projects.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reshape how we approach biodiversity conservation at a global scale

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been working with the Advanced Conservation Strategies for nearly a year now as a local partner (Aceh, Indonesia)towards new innovative initiatives for conservation such as community lending against environmental assets. The team is committed, passionate and creative. The range of skills of the members is diverse and professional to enable successful implementation of proposed programmes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working towards community lending against environmental assets.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Skilled team members

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, creative, skilled and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change conservation strategies to benefit environment and local livelihoods.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The principals in ACS bring a unique blend of academic rigor and marketplace savvy to conservation issues. Their ideas are innovative and cutting edge. With a focus internationally as well as the U.S., they are well-respected by their peers working in conservation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their dealings with government agencies seeking to preserve endangered species.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their innovative thinking about conservation problems.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally well-qualified.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world of conservation finance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

ACS is a pioneering NGO doing interesting and valuable work. They make a difference very economically. They are excellent shepards of the environment and low income people who are the most effected by environmental programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing its leadership speak about the environmental issues they champion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how dynamic and cutting edge it is

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dynamic, motivated, energetic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really make an impact

Ways to make it better...

they had the budgets to do more of the work they are seeking to do.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

ACS is a true leader in the movement to develop and implement innovative financing schemes to enhance conservation at the landscape scale. A fantastic partner to work with!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their innovative approach to developing conservation solutions. Their ability to harness market forces for conservation gains.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization in both goal and function. ACS is advocating unique Solar programs that are self sustaining and financially responsible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their ability to deliver their plan, not just talk about it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Approach elected officials with more vigor.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The leadership team is selfless and so welcoming of input to better their efforts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, engaging, caring, dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the way energy is delivered to US consumers, and then the world.

Ways to make it better...

More government officials would pay heed to their message.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Environmental worries over installations harming certain species - though I believe most are unfounded.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Viability matters, and ACS has shown, in many ways, they offer realistic solutions to some of the problems facing us today.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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