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Funding Agency: Department of Interior / Thematic Area: Other Themes of Sustainability

Department of Interior: Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCA) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories.The goal of this program is to reduce threats to marine turtles in their natural habitat. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating lasting benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats or that do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action will be disqualified. Proposed project work should occur within the species range, outside of the United States.
Jan. 22, 2018

Asian Elephant Conservation Fund Department of Interior F18AS00045
The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund recognizes the common goals and priorities of the 13 Asian elephant range state governments as stated in the Jakarta Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation and supports projects that promote conservation of Asian elephants and their habitats through: ⿢ Applied research on elephant populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring; ⿢ Activities that result in fewer wild elephants being removed from the wild, reduce demand in consumer countries for ivory and other body parts, and prevent illegal killing of elephants; ⿢ Development and execution of elephant conservation management plans; ⿢ Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of elephants or regulate the use and management of elephant habitat; ⿢ Conservation education and community outreach; ⿢ Enhanced protection of at-risk elephant populations; ⿢ Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict; ⿢ Habitat conservation and management, including improved protected area management in important elephant ranges; ⿢ Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs; ⿢ Transfrontier elephant conservation; and ⿢ Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills. Support will also be given to projects that enhance the knowledge of decision makers and other stakeholders. These include legislators, teachers, school children, journalists, tourists, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations or businesses in order to strengthen their ability to positively influence wildlife conservation, management, legislation, policy, and finance; and to harmonize these with other national policies. Proposed project should occur within the range of the Asian elephant, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to Asian elephant conservation. Applied research projects should address specific management needs and actions, and threats from emerging issues such as disease or poaching that affect the species and its habitats.
Feb. 01, 2018

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