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International wildlife conservation grants from the Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service sponsors the Wildlife Without Borders program. Grants up to $50,000 are preferred. They have recently issued the following announcements:

AFRICAN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION PROGRAM
The purpose of this competitive grants program is to assist in the conservation of African elephants by enhancing: protection of at-risk elephant populations; transfrontier elephant conservation; habitat/ecosystem conservation and management; applied research on elephant populations and their habitat including surveys and monitoring; conservation education; protected area/reserve management in important elephant range; development and execution of elephant conservation management plans; strengthening of local capacity to implement conservation programs; wildlife inspection, law enforcement and forensics skills; and efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.

GREAT APES CONSERVATION PROGRAM
The purpose of this competitive grants program is to assist in the conservation of great apes by enhancing: protection of at-risk ape populations; transfrontier ape conservation; habitat/ecosystem conservation and management; applied research on ape populations and their habitat including surveys and monitoring; conservation education; protected area/reserve management in important ape range; development and execution of ape conservation management plans; strengthening of local capacity to implement conservation programs; wildlife inspection, law enforcement and forensics skills; and efforts to decrease human-ape conflict. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.

MEXICO PROGRAM
The purpose of this competitive grants program is to develop Mexico’s capacity to protect its wildlife and plant resources through: academic and technical training in conservation and management of biological resources; training in management of nature reserves and other protected areas; community-level conservation education for the protection and sustained use of natural resources; technology transfer and information exchange to promote international collaboration; and promotion of networks, partnerships and coalitions that assist in the implementation of conventions, treaties, protocols and other international activities for the conservation of biological resources. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN PROGRAM
The purpose of this competitive grants program is to protect fish, wildlife and plant resources in the Western Hemisphere through: academic and technical training in conservation and management of biological resources; training in management of nature reserves and other protected areas; community-level conservation education for the protection and sustained use of natural resources; technology transfer and information exchange to promote international collaboration; and promotion of networks, partnerships and coalitions that assist in the implementation of conventions, treaties, protocols and other international activities for the conservation of biological resources. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.

RHINOCEROS AND TIGER CONSERVATION PROGRAM
The purpose of this competitive grants program is to assist in the conservation of rhinoceros and tiger populations by enhancing: protection of at-risk populations; transfrontier rhinoceros and tiger conservation; habitat conservation and management; applied research on rhinoceros and tiger populations and their habitat including surveys and monitoring; conservation education and community outreach; protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros and tiger range; development and execution of rhinoceros and tiger conservation management plans; strengthening of local capacity to implement conservation programs; wildlife inspection, law enforcement and forensics skills; and efforts to decrease human- rhinoceros and human-tiger conflict. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.

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