John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund: Seeking Applications to Educate and Help Communities Learn about Wildlife!


Deadline: 1 March 2016

John Ball Zoo is seeking applications for Wildlife Conservation Fund which is education based with an eye to helping communities learn about the wildlife around them. The Fund also supports projects to conserve some lesser known and endangered species.

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The JBZ Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management

Grant Information:  Amounts are generally in the range of $500 to $2500 per award.

Funding Areas

  • To enhance or assist wild animal preservation, native and exotic, threatened and endangered, and their habitat management.
  • To enhance or improve captive animal management including environmental design.
  • To assist in the development of education programming in concert with the above purposes.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • The principal investigator must be associated with a recognized institution (accredited zoo, academic institution, conservation or non-profit organization).
  • All research involving live animals must adhere to regulations listed under the USDA Animal Welfare Act and any appropriate sections of professional ethics or mandatory standards of the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Applicants must commit to make the information gained from the project available to public.
  • Applicants must commit to submit final report to acknowledge JBZ Wildlife Conservation Fund as sponsor in any printed materials produced as a result of the project.
  • Proposal must be submitted in English, utilizing 1 inch margins and 12 point font.
  • All parts of the application must be completed.
  • Photos must be submitted in jpeg format and attachments scanned and saved in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or Adobe Acrobat. Total attachment can be maximum 1MB. Maximum four photos can be submitted.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their complete applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund.

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