Do Your Part for World Rainforest Day + Six Grants to Help the Environment
Rainforests are a type of forest where rainfall is plentiful all year round. Not only are rainforests home to many plants and animals, but they are also important for humans and the world as a whole. Rainforests are responsible for making the majority of the oxygen on earth, but currently, rainforests are in danger of deforestation due to a number of causes including ranching, mining, logging, and agriculture.
There used to be 6 million square miles of tropical rainforest worldwide. However, now there are only 2.4 million square miles left, according to the Nature Conservancy. In order to make sure this trend does not continue, it is important that organizations get the funding they need to protect and restore these forests.
World Rainforest Day is on June 22 and brings attention to this issue. The organization, Rainforest Partnership, founded the day in 2017. According to the World Rainforest Day website, its mission is to “connect forest-focused organizations with new partners, non-environmental sectors to the forest and aspiring rainforest guardians to impact pathways.”
GrantWatch is celebrating the day by sharing six grants for the environment related to forest restoration and conservation below.
Six Grants to Celebrate World Rainforest Day
- Firstly, grants of up to $7,500 are available to journalists for reporting related to tropical rainforests. Funding is for reporting that addresses the relationship between rainforests, climate change, and the impact of deforestation. Eligible reporters include filmmakers, photographers, writers, radio producers, freelancers, and staff journalists.
- There are also grants to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, educational institutions, and Tribes for habitat restoration programs in multiple states. Priorities include forest restoration and management and aquatic ecosystem restoration.
- In addition, grants are open to nonprofits, universities, and tribes for projects and initiatives that enhance outdoor recreation and improve the health of public forests and grasslands. Funding is for on-the-ground restoration and conservation projects that make a significant impact on the National Forest System.
- Funding is available to Wisconsin counties for sustainable forestry projects. Priority will go to storm-related projects and the employment of temporary personnel for short-term workload projects. Funding is for short-term projects and unanticipated projects that promote sustainable forestry practices.
- There is also funding of up to $10,000 to Oregon nonprofit grassroots organizations for freshwater habitat and natural forest preservation and restoration.
- Finally, there are grants to New Jersey agricultural producers for conservation activities addressing regional resource priorities. Funding typically focuses on the management of forestland, wildlife habitat, cropland, and livestock.
Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch has an entire category for grants for the environment. There is also a category for Pets/Animals/Wildlife grants that has grants for habitat conservation and forest restoration.
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