Institutional Support

This project would not have been possible without the generous support of numerous partner organizations. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI) led this effort and provided significant direct support throughout. Both CI and IUCN shared in equipping, housing, and staffing the project during its various phases.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Moore Family Foundation, which provided core funding to CI, supporting workshops, staff salaries, and day-to-day operations. Special thanks are due to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), providing as it did the initial funding to employ a full-time project manager, enabling the project to get underway. Jorgen Thomsen, Donnell Ocker, Bobbie Jo Kelso, Dan Martin, and Michele Zador facilitated this support.

The Istituto di Ecologia Applicata (IEA), University of Rome, received major support from the European Commission and from within the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) network. This resulted in seven successful workshops in Southeast Asia. Major support to the Sapienza Università di Roma came from unrestricted research funds granted to several authors. We especially thank them for their unfailing contributions to the IUCN Red List assessments of the mammals, and for providing much staff time.

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provided major support for both staff salaries and participation in workshops. At Arizona State University, the School of Life Sciences, Global Institute of Sustainability, Center for Biology and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Vice-president for Research and Economic Affairs provided significant financial contributions.

We also acknowledge the University of Virginia (UVA) for its financial support of the project when it was based in its Department of Environmental Sciences. Dr. Ariel Gomez, then UVA's Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, and his staff were instrumental in this partnership.