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WWB African Elephant Conservation Fund FY13

The African Elephant Conservation Fund invites project proposals for the conservation of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) throughout its range. Congress passed the African Elephant Conservation Act in response to the alarming decline of African elephant populations in 1988. The Act provides for the establishment of an African Elephant Conservation Fund to provide financial assistance to support projects that will enhance sustainable conservation programs to ensure effective, long-term conservation of African elephants.

The African Elephant Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through:

• Enhanced protection of at-risk elephant populations;

• Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict;

 • Habitat conservation and management;

• Protected area/reserve management in important elephant range; • Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;

• Transfrontier elephant conservation;

• Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills;

• Conservation education and community outreach;

 • Applied research on elephant populations and their habitat, including surveys and monitoring;

• 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. Proposed project work should occur within the range of the African elephant, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to African elephant conservation.

Document Type: Grants Notice

Funding Opportunity Number:         F12AS00424

Opportunity Category:       Discretionary

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Grant

Category of Funding Activity:

  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation:

Expected Number of Awards:          24

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $1,700,000

Award Ceiling:     $300,000

Award Floor:        $20,000

CFDA Number(s): 15.620 — African Elephant Conservation Fund

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:        No

Eligible Applicants:

Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Any government agency responsible for the conservation and protection of African elephant or any other organization, multi-national secretariat, or individual with demonstrated experience in African elephant conservation may submit proposals to this Fund. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations must submit documentary evidence of their Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service

Important Dates:

Posted Date: Sep 14, 2012

Creation Date: Sep 14, 2012

Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 01, 2012

Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 01, 2012

Archive Date: Dec 31, 2012

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