Conservation or degradation of nature happens as a result of decisions.
Many of the most consequential are public policy decisions made by provincial, federal or municipal governments, and by environmental charities.
‘How’ and ‘why’ these decisions are made, and what information they are based on, gets precious little non-government attention. And that attention usually comes after the decisions are made.
The Corvus Centre, based in Calgary, Alberta, is a not-for-profit organization whose vision is that public policy actively supports biodiversity. We were established to:
• support decision makers working on behalf of nature
• create, gather, and disseminate the science and information needed to improve conservation policy
• design and evaluate conservation policy
• facilitate the pragmatic application of research into the policy process
Donations to the Corvus Centre allow us to pursue independent policy research, enabling us to get ahead of the conservation policy information needs.