Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Funding Available
Copyright © Targeted News Service, 2009
by GEMA VIANA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has 35 discretionary cooperative agreement or grant opportunities for programs focused on the protection of rhinoceroses and tigers.
The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1,200,000, although no specific amount for this award was indicated by the agency.
This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments; institutions of higher education; non-profits; individuals; and government agencies responsible for rhinoceroses and/or tigers conservation and protection and any other organization or individual with demonstrated experience in rhinoceros and/or tiger conservation.
A funding opportunity notice from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service states: “The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through:
* Applied research on rhinoceros and tiger populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring;
* Development and execution of rhinoceros and tiger conservation management plans;
* Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of rhinoceros and tigers or regulate the use and management of their habitat;
* Conservation education and community outreach;
* Enhanced protection of at-risk rhinoceros and tiger populations;
* Efforts to decrease human-rhinoceros and human-tiger conflicts; – Habitat conservation and management;
* Protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros and tiger range;
* Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;
* Transfrontier rhinoceros and tiger conservation; and
* Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills.”
The funding opportunity number is AFECF2010 (CFDA 15.620). It was posted Oct. 15 with an application closing date of Nov. 1.
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