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NatureServe
August 30, 2010

I was preparing for a local radio interview on the impacts of the gulf oil spill on migratory birds (piping plover and American white pelican) and only had 10 minutes to prepare. While I had the basic general facts I needed more precise information on the extent of these species' wintering range in relation to the gulf oil spill. NatureServe's website delivered current and up-to-date information and images that I used and provided the links to for the interview. This is only one recent example demonstrating the power of sharing such credible and transparent information with a broader audience for conservation purposes.

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

I have both contributed toward, and benefitted from this organization for research, communication and conservation purposes. The staff are professional and curteous. The service provided is essential for my job as a provincial biologist and manager.

Ways to make it better...

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

Increase awareness of their existance through enhanced social marketing. Expansion of the geographic range of the network of heritage programs and conservation data centres to other continents.

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

Ease of sharing information - great collaboration on conservation projects.

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

Courteous, enthusiastic and professional.

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

Assist with biological diversity inventories in states, provinces or countries with limited resources.

Ways to make it better...

No suggestions come to mind!

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

General lack of public knowledge of conservation and biodiversity issues.

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

NatureServe is the leading scientific biodiversity organization that focuses on the practical application of sound conservation data.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Reviewed information on species range re impacts of the gulf oil spill on migratory birds.