It is always important to be conscientious when it comes to the environment, especially now when many animals and plants are in danger of extinction. World Wildlife Conservation Day is Dec. 4. And in honor of the day, GrantWatch is sharing 10 conservation grants below.
This holiday came to be in 2012 based upon a promise by the U.S State Department to do more to protect wild animals by pushing for protections for endangered species around the world. This pledge is important because several species are “critically endangered.” Being critically endangered means that a species is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
Here are some alarming statistics about wildlife, according to PetPedia:
- 1/4th of all assessed species of mammals are in danger.
- Animal extinction is 1,000-10,000 times higher than the natural rate right now.
- Orangutans have had 80% of their population killed in the last 75 years.
- Asian elephant populations have been halved.
- Out of 19 polar bear subpopulations, only one is increasing
- Human behavior has changed roughly 66% of the ocean surface.
- Hunters kill over 200,000 animals annually for trophies.
- There are between 200 and 2,000 extinctions every year.
World Wildlife Conservation Day is a day to recognize the need to protect these species at risk of extinction. It’s a day to push for increased protection, to look for solutions and call for action. Protecting the most vulnerable is a key part of protecting the planet,
Together cities, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations can all help protect critically endangered species. That’s why today GrantWatch is sharing 10 grants that help fund projects focused on the conservation of wildlife and their natural habitats.
Five Grants to Aid in Conservation
- Firstly, there are grants to U.S. and territories nonprofits, local agencies, and tribes for activities to conserve forestlands.
- Grants of up to $2,500 to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofits for emergency wildlife conservation efforts. Funding is to support applicants saving wildlife from natural and man-made disasters including fires, flooding, earthquakes, storms, and habitat destruction.
- Fellowships to U.S. and territories graduate students in eligible Ph.D. programs for workforce development and training related to marine ecosystems and marine resources.
- There are also grants of up to $3,000 to U.S. and Canada nonprofits for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and development of citizen science, and similar endeavors.
- In addition, there are grants available to Alberta researchers for environmental conservation studies. Funding will go to research projects that benefit local wildlife and aquatic populations.
- There is funding of up to $1,000 for U.S. nonprofit animal welfare organizations to protect wild and domestic animals and their habitats. Funding is to support activities such as field studies, research, education, and habitat acquisition.
- Grants of up to $5,000 and in-kind donations to U.S. nonprofits and businesses to conserve habitats in ponds, rivers, swamps, wetlands, and streams.
- Additionally, there is funding of up to $25,000 to U.S., Canada, and International researchers for wildlife and plant protection initiatives. Priority will go to species facing a high risk of extinction, especially endangered and critically endangered species, as well as species with limited information available.
- There are also grants to Florida organizations for conservations projects in eligible locations. Funds of up to $3000 will support projects and activities within the focus areas of wildlife and fish habitat protection.
- Finally, there are grants available to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, and educational institutions to perserve and protect natural resources.
Are you looking for more grants for wildlife? Check out GrantWatch’s category for Pets/Animal/Wildlife. And check out the rest of our grants too for even more details on funding opportunities for critical initiatives.
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