9 March 2018

Grant on biodiversity conservation open for application

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from  Weeden Foundation.

For its 40 years of existence, the Weeden Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. It has helped preserve more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide. The Foundation financed the first debt-for-nature swap in Bolivia in 1992, a strategy that is now widely used by international conservation organizations. Currently, the Foundation has four geographical focus areas: 1) Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion in Northern California; 2) High Divide in SW Montana; 3) Altai Republic in Russia, and 4) Chilean Patagonia. In the past, the Weeden Foundation has supported projects in environmentally sensitive regions of the western United States, Alaska, Russia, Bolivia, Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, Belize, Namibia, Mexico and various Caribbean nations.

The next deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, April 20th, 2018

Within its four current geographic focus areas, the Foundation is working to protect old-growth forests, expand habitats for endangered species on public and private lands, and link key wildlife corridors. There are many threats to these regions, including logging, mining, road building, dam building, and grazing. Within the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion (in primarily Northern California), grantmaking focuses on establishing new wilderness protections, improving the ecological integrity of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and restoring the Klamath River watershed. The Montana High Divide program area primarily aims to identify and protect wildlife corridors and to expand critical habitat for endangered species. In the Altai Republic, the Foundation fosters collaboration among NGOs to counter threats including mining projects, illegal logging, hydroelectric development and snow leopard poaching, and to establish new nature preserves. In Chilean Patagonia, the Foundation is promoting the expansion and institutionalization of private land conservation initiatives, and countering threats such as dams, industrial forestry and mining projects.

The Weeden Foundation has implemented an online application system for our grantmaking process. Please click on the following link to start the application. You will need to create an account to apply.

Read more about how to make the application here.

Read more about what the foundation funds here.

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