Center for Applied Biodiversity Science
The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS), "the scientific hub of Conservation International, works to link science and action to guide the conservation of nature worldwide...
"Scientists at CABS work to fill these knowledge gaps. Founded in 1999 with generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, CABS brings together a staff of more than 70 research scientists who are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to saving our biodiversity. 
"Conservation International focuses its resources and expertise in 34 terrestrial Biodiversity Hotspots — highly threatened areas that CABS scientists have identified as harboring large concentrations of biodiversity unique to these regions. About 50 percent of the world’s plant species and 42 percent of its terrestrial vertebrate species occur only in these hotspots...
"CABS has also defined five High-Biodiversity Wilderness Areas as conservation priorities." 
- Thomas E. Lacher, Jr. - Executive Director (in 200 and 2006 at least) 
- Gustavo Fonseca - Former Executive Director (in 2002 at least)
Accessed April 2009: 
- John Aguiar Coordinator - PSG/ESG
- Jorge Ahumada Technical Director TEAM Initiative
- Keith Alger Vice President Human Dimensions
- Leeanne Alonso Vice President CABS Rapid Assessment Program
- Sandy Andelman Vice President - TEAM Initiative
- Mohamed Bakarr Senior Vice President
- Bruce Beehler Senior Research Scientist
- Robyn Dalzen Manager - BP Conservation Program
- Matt Foster Director Conservation Outcome
- Celia Harvey Vice President, Global Change and Ecosystem Services
- Timothy Killeen Senior Research Scientist
- Kelly Maynard Project Coordinator
- Joy McDonald CABS Executive Coordinator
- Conrad Savy Biodiversity Analyst
- Simon Stuart Senior Director, IUCN SSC/CABS Biodiversity Assessment Unit
Biodiversity Assessment Unit
"The Biodiversity Assessment Unit, a partnership established in 2001 between CABS and the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), collects and assesses data on tens of thousands of species, drawing on a network of scientists around the globe. The initial focus is on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and marine organisms. The data are integrated into the official IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and are freely available to policy makers, conservationists, and scientists to support conservation planning, stimulate scientific research, and ensure that resources are allocated appropriately." 
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- About, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, accessed November 2, 2008.
- Priority Areas for Conservation, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, accessed November 2, 2008.
- Staff, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, accessed April 28, 2009.
- Biodiversity Assessment Unit, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, accessed April 28, 2009.