ACS spent much of its time in 2014 helping environmental foundation do what they do better. In collaboration with Dantzker Consulting and Clarus Research, ACS worked with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to conduct a mid-program evaluation of their Pacific Seabird Program. This work included an expert elicitation survey to help NFWF craft a forward-looking strategy for seabird conservation in the Pacific that will maximize conservation returns. You can download the NFWF evaluation here.

Working with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Foundation Ensemble, ACS conducted a marine conservation assessment of Peru. Peru’s marine environment is unique and globally important from many perspectives. It supports the anchoveta fishery—the world’s largest fishery. The Humboldt Large Marine ecosystem is one of the world’s most productive ecosystems—both its complexity and biodiversity are staggering. And Peru’s marine environment supports jobs and livelihoods. A recent study estimates that Peru’s fisheries sector alone provides over 200,000 jobs, the majority of which are connected to the artisanal fishing sector. We provided the assessment by synthesizing the relevant literature and conducting in-country interviews across all relevant sectors. The report will be available to the public soon.