Deadline: 4 March 2016
The Disney Conservation Fund provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education with a goal to support conservation organizations focused on long-term positive impacts for wildlife and habitats.
- Education and community engagement, including measuring results.
- Sustainable development programs directly connected to protecting species and habitat.
- Scientific field studies on species and habitats (the Disney Conservation Fund does not fund ex-situ projects/project components)
- Although the fund recognizes that basic science is a critical first step in conservation initiatives, preference is given to projects where there is a significant conservation action component.
- The fund encourages scientists, students and institutions to work with nonprofit organizations to apply.
- Organizations must have U.S. nonprofit status. NGOs outside the U.S. can apply in partnership with a U.S. organization. The U.S.organization accepts accounting responsibility.
- The proposal should be cooperative in nature and may have matching funds.
- The proposal should clearly contribute to the conservation of endangered or threatened species in the wild, their habitats and engage the communities that surround them through community-based education programs or support sustainable community development projects that assist communities in protecting nature.
- The proposal should build on previous work including an established commitment to a conservation program OR is well suited to become or contribute to a long-term conservation program.
- The principle investigator affirms that the welfare of the animals identified in this study is not compromised.
- Specifically, the principle investigator affirms that:
- Capture/restraint techniques minimize stress and the potential for physical injury or psychological harm
- Immobilization/anesthesia is done under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or other trained
- Exposure to noxious stimuli and presumptive negative effects are minimized with administration of
- anesthetic and/or analgesic agents where appropriate.
For information regarding application submission and more, please visit Annual Conservation Grants.