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Craighead Environmental Research Institute CERI Charity Profile
The Craighead Environmental Research Institute (CERI) is a network of biologists dedicated to providing reliable information, through innovative research and state-of-the-art conservation planning, to foster ecologically sound management of wildlife and their habitats.
CERI's mission is to maintain healthy populations of native plants, wildlife, and humans in sustainable, functioning ecosystems.
The Craighead Environmental Research Institute is focused primarily on the conservation of carnivores and their habitats, because of their status as umbrella species and their relatively high sensitivity to humans. Of all our native wildlife, bears, wolves, cougars, wolverine, lynx and other carnivores have the greatest need for large areas of relatively undisturbed habitat. So, by developing conservation plans for these predators, CERI is also helping the majority of other animal and plant species, which need less wild country to survive. And by focusing on carnivores, we address the most pressing issues of how people can best coexist with wildlife that are affected by our activities.
The Craighead Environmental Research Institute's geographic focus is in the Yellowstone-to-Yukon and Coastal Rainforest regions of North America. The Rocky Mountains of the western United States and Canada, and the coastal forests of British Columbia and Alaska, are still home to the full complement of animals that have lived there since the Ice Age. CERI believes these two areas hold some of the highest conservation potential in North America and should be managed as mega-reserves for biodiversity. Yet, because of their great resources, these lands are also being developed at alarming rates - which is why we have placed our priority on working in these two regions.
Craighead Environmental Research Institute CERI Volunteer Information
We have volunteer opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information.