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Evaluating the performance of a decade of Save The Tiger Fund's investments to save the world's last wild tigers

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dc.contributor.author Gratwicke, Brian en
dc.contributor.author Seidensticker, John en
dc.contributor.author Shrestha, Mahendra en
dc.contributor.author Vermilye, K. en
dc.contributor.author Birnbaum, M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-12T13:17:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-12T13:17:49Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Gratwicke, Brian, Seidensticker, John, Shrestha, Mahendra, Vermilye, K., and Birnbaum, M. 2007. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/7941">Evaluating the performance of a decade of Save The Tiger Fund&#39;s investments to save the world&#39;s last wild tigers</a>." <em>Environmental Conservation</em>. 34 (3):255&ndash;265. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1017/S0376892907004079">https://doi.org/10.1017/S0376892907004079</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0376-8929
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/7941
dc.description.abstract This is the first attempt to analyse the performance of US$ 12.6 million invested by Save The Tiger Fund (STF) in more than 250 tiger conservation grants in 13 tiger-range countries. We devised a simple implementation evaluation method to assess performance on an ordinal scale using archival documents from project grant files. Performance was scored based on whether the grantee managed to achieve what they set out to do as articulated in their project proposal. On average, STF grantee project outputs exceeded their original objectives, but many confounding variables made it difficult to determine the ecological outcomes of grantees&#39; conservation actions. Successful[ projects were usually collaborative in nature with high community visibility and support, their results were disseminated effectively, and they informed policy, measured outputs, were grounded by strong sound :science, supported by government agencies, attracted new donors and delivered results even when political factors created difficult working environments. The poorly performing projects were associated with one or more of the following factors: poor tracking of results, deviation from the proposal, poorly defined goals, lack of capacity, poor evaluation practices, lack of political support, weak transparency, work at inappropriate scales or purchase of high-tech equipment that was never used. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Environmental Conservation en
dc.title Evaluating the performance of a decade of Save The Tiger Fund&#39;s investments to save the world&#39;s last wild tigers en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 68476
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0376892907004079
rft.jtitle Environmental Conservation
rft.volume 34
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 255
rft.epage 265
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.citation.spage 255
dc.citation.epage 265

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