Roger B Griffis
Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 7 20:37:51 EDT 2001
<cmpan at ucdavis.edu>
Subject: Call for proposals: Coral reef conservation
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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR CORAL REEF CONSERVATION PROJECTS
[See http://www.nfwf.org/ for full announcement and application
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting proposals
projects that reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and
associated reef habitats (e.g. seagrass beds, mangroves, etc.).
may address causes of coral reef degradation wherever they occur,
inland areas to coastal watersheds to the reefs and surrounding
environment. Proposals should provide solutions to specific
help prevent coral reef degradation through one or more of the
Conservation and management;
Outreach, education, training;
Proposals are due September 4, 2001.
Coral reefs and their associated habitats are among the most
biologically diverse and complex ecosystems in the world. This
incredible diversity supports economies through activities such
tourism, fishing, and pharmaceutical production. Despite their
importance, coral reefs are rapidly being degraded and destroyed
variety of human impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and
disturbance to the reefs.
Priority projects will include those that:
1.Provide solutions to specific problems to reduce and prevent
degradation of coral reefs;
2.Are community-based, involve multiple stakeholders, and/or
demonstrate innovative partnerships;
3.Are coordinated and consistent with on-going coral reef
conservation initiatives such as International Coral Reef
Initiative?s Framework for Action and Renewed Call to Action, the
National Action Plan (U.S. Coral Reef Task Force), State and
coral reef management programs, and U.S. All Islands Coral Reef
Initiative, as appropriate;
4.Address an unmet need that will provide direct benefits to
5.Target a specific audience and address specific threats with
Awards and Matching Funds
Most grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000. The average
will be approximately $25,000. Proposals should describe projects
progress that can be achieved in a 12-month time period but may
of a long-term effort. All projects should include matching
project partners at a minimum ratio of 1:1 - although leverage
2:1 are preferred. As most of the grant
dollars available for coral conservation will be federal (U.S.
Department of Commerce?s National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration), matching contributions must be from non-federal
Applications will be accepted from U.S.or international
organizations, academic institutions, and U.S. government
(local, state, territorial or federal).
Please submit an application using the form downloadable at
you have any questions about the program, please contact Annika
(vieira at nfwf.org or 202-857-0166).
For full announcement and application materials see
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