The Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment (CREE) is an environmental leadership incubator whose mission is to create permanent community leadership for natural resource conservation. We accomplish this through mentoring and supporting talented scientists from the developing world to create local environmental institutions in often challenging, remote, and resource-constrained locations. We work to ensure that conservation and social justice are accomplished simultaneously.

CREE Leaders

Update: after considerable success and growth from our global field partners, CREE is happy to say that our leaders and institutions are now more self sufficient and we have closed down our charitable operations. We will remain an information clearinghouse for lessons learned on empowering communities for positive conservation and livelihoods outcomes, so please get in touch with us.

Changing the face of conservation