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Description of Modification
Announcement reopened for April 1 deadline.
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Oct 08, 2010
Jan 31, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Nov 01, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 01, 2011
May 01, 2011
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Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
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Great Apes Conservation Fund
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Any government agency responsible for conservation and protection of apes and any other organization or individual with demonstrated experience in ape conservation may submit proposals to this Fund.
Fish and Wildlife Service
The Great Ape Conservation Fund is soliciting project proposals for the conservation of apes [gorillas (Gorilla gorilla); chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes); bonobos (Pan paniscus); orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus); and gibbons (Hylobates spp.)] throughout their ranges. The U.S. Government enacted the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 in response to the decline of ape populations in Africa and Asia. The Act provides for the conservation and protection of apes by supporting conservation programs of countries within the range of apes, and the projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of apes. The Great Ape Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through: • Applied research on ape populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring; • Development and execution of ape conservation management plans; • Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of ape or regulate the use and management of ape habitat; • Conservation education and community outreach; • Enhanced protection of at-risk ape populations; • Efforts to decrease human-ape conflicts; • Habitat conservation and management; • Protected area/reserve management in important ape range; • Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs; • Transfrontier ape conservation; and • Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills. Proposed project work should occur within the ape range, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to ape conservation. Applied research projects should address specific management needs and actions, and threats from emerging issues such as disease and climate change that affect the species and their habitats.
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