[Coral-List] National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Miguel Lugo Miguel.Lugo at noaa.gov
Fri Dec 19 15:00:57 EST 2003

To all Coral-Listers:

Just a reminder that the NFWF Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2004 call for
proposals is out already. Proposed projects most build public-private
partnerships to reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and
associated reef habitats (e.g. seagrass beds, mangroves etc.). Projects
may address causes of coral reef degradation wherever they occur, from
coastal watersheds to the reefs and surrounding marine environment.
Proposals should support partnerships that provide solutions to specific
problems to help prevent coral reef degradation through one or more of
the following activities:

· Reducing impacts from pollution and sedimentation;
· Reducing impacts from over-harvesting and other fishing activities;
· Reducing impacts of recreational uses, tourism, and boating;
· Restoring damaged reefs or associated reef habitats;
· Increasing community awareness through education and stewardship

Special Priority Emphasis for 2004-2006
The Foundation is announcing two focus areas for targeted funding over
the next three cycles that will be given special priority:
· Hands-on, measurable watershed approaches to reduce land-based
pollution and sedimentation to adjacent coral reefs and associated
· Efforts to measure and improve the management effectiveness of coral
reef protected areas, preferably using the recently-published NOAA-World
Commission     Protected Areas-World Wildlife Fund methodology.

Most grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000. Proposals should
describe projects that can be completed in one year and include matching
funding from project partners at a minimum ratio of 1:1.

2004 Preproposal Due Date: January 31,2004
2004 Full Proposal Due Date: April 2,2004

For more information visit www.nfwf.org or contact Michelle Pico
pico at nfwf.org  or Roger Griffis Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov.

Miguel A. Lugo
Knauss Sea Grant Fellow

Coral Reef Conservation Program
 1305 East-West Hwy. SSMC4 Rm. 10126
 Silver Spring, MD 20910

ph: 301-713-2989 x102
fax: 301-713-4389
e-mai: miguel.lugo at noaa.gov

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