FOS conducts external evaluations of conservation projects and programs because they can be important learning opportunities to help project managers more clearly define and measure conservation success and determine the extent to which the interventions they are using are the best ones. We also use evaluations to help managers determine where they can improve their project management processes. When taking on evaluation projects, we give high priority to those initiatives that have the potential to lead to the development of internal, learning-oriented monitoring systems.
The Gulf of California is known globally for its impressive and diverse marine life. More than 300 estuaries, lagoons, and other wetlands dot the coast, and the region represents one of the most productive fishing areas in the world, accounting for about 75% of Mexico’s fish catch by volume. While the Gulf is a fairly […]
In 2005, the Ocean Conservancy (OC) published its first Overfishing Scorecard, which sought to highlight the progress of eight federally-managed regional fish councils whose mandate is to help end overfishing and rebuild overfished fish stocks. The OC teamed with FOS in 2007 to evaluate the effectiveness of this Scorecard in helping to end overfishing in […]
From 2003-2004, FOS conducted an evaluation of the Parks in Peril (PiP) Program, an effort by the US Agency for International Development and The Nature Conservancy to safeguard the most imperiled natural ecosystems, communities, and species in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The purpose of the evaluation was to analyze the effectiveness of PiP’s […]