About Us

We founded CSP to pursue an ambitious agenda that will raise the bar for conservation science.

CSP has developed an interdisciplinary, global network of experts to bring a critical mass of ideas to solve conservation-related problems. Our core staff includes full-time scientists whose skills are complemented by a well distributed, connected network of professionals, including David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellows. Together, we have the resources to solve almost any problem.

This centralized capacity also allows members of our network to implement their own research activities through shared resources, infrastructure, and alliances. We provide a conduit not only for enlisting the best minds in applied conservation science but also for forging meaningful scientific enterprises.

Our mission is to apply human ingenuity to the preservation of species, populations, and ecosystems using scientific principles, innovative approaches, and lasting partnerships with conservation practitioners.

Learn more: Core Science Staff | CSP Partners