U.S.-Zambia: Rural Communities benefit from this Partnership for Forest and Wildlife Conservation

The U.S. government and the Zambian government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife have partnered and officially launched the refurbished Mukamba Gate Complex at the northern entrance to Lower Zambezi National Park. The complex benefitted from support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community Forests Program. The launch event also included the graduation of 22 Community Scouts, who in collaboration with the local Community Resource Boards, will serve as … [Read more...]

World Bank announces Funding to establish a Zoonotic Research Laboratory

The World Bank has made contribution of six million United States Dollars to establish a Zoonotic Research Laboratory at the University of Zambia. UNZA Vice Chancellor, Luke Mumba said, "The laboratory will be a Centre of Excellence in the Southern African region for the study of Zoonoses which has becoming important due to rapid world population growth and intensive animal husbandry." Professor Mumba further said, "These latest developments will help UNZA achieve its set goals in the … [Read more...]

Why did NGOs plead to give Kaziranga respite from Human Pressure?

To reduce human activities including tourists flow to Kaziranga National Park and to maintain ecological balance in the park, leading wildlife NGOs and activists have approached Dispur with a plea. They have also pleaded to develop other national parks and sanctuaries. CEO & secretary general of Aaranyak, Bibhab Kumar Talukdar said, "The unique biodiversity of Kaziranga National Park is priceless. Kaziranga’s advantageous location by the arterial national highway as well as the … [Read more...]

NFWF announces $940,000 in Grants to Conserve and Restore Habitats for Native Freshwater Aquatic Species

The funding of $940,000 has been announced by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to conserve and restore habitats for native freshwater aquatic species in focal watersheds within Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  The grants will leverage $1.1 million in matching contributions, generating a total conservation impact of more than $2 million. Executive Director and CEO of NFWF, Jeff Trandahl said, "The Southeast is home to the greatest diversity of freshwater species in the … [Read more...]

NFWF awarded Grants to support Sustainable Fisheries in Six U.S. States

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced grants worth $521,833 to support sustainable fisheries through fishermen and community-led projects in California, Florida, Louisiana, Alaska, Massachusetts and Hawaii. The grants will generate $780,287 in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $1.3 million. The grants were awarded through the Fisheries Innovation Fund​ (FIF), a partnership between NFWF and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … [Read more...]

New Zealand announces $8mln Funding for Biodiversity Conservation

The Department of Conservation, New Zealand is inviting community organisations, iwi and landholders to apply for grants from an $8 million conservation fund to help save our native plants, birds and insects and habitats Grants from the Fund help community organisations, councils, iwi and private landowners carry out practical conservation projects such as controlling weed and animal pests, planting and restoring habitats on private, Maori and public land so New Zealand’s indigenous plants and … [Read more...]

International Organisations launches New Roadmap to save Jaguar

The leading International Conservation Organizations and 14 jaguar range Latin American states have collaborated to launch the Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap for the Americas. The roadmap aims to strengthen the Jaguar Corridor, ranging from Mexico to Argentina, by securing 30 priority jaguar conservation landscapes by the year 2030. The release of the roadmap follows the United Nations high-level forum held in March that resulted in the launch of the Jaguar 2030 New York Statement by 14 … [Read more...]

UNDP and GEF embark on vast Projects to curb Wildlife Trafficking

UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have started off a project under the GEF-financed, World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program that aims to curb maritime wildlife trafficking, targeting key routes and transit points between Africa and Asia. Spanning over a period of 36 months, the US$2 million initiative will aim to reduce maritime trafficking of wildlife between Africa and Asia by strengthening wildlife law enforcement at ports and increasing cooperation between ports and other … [Read more...]

NFWF and NOAA announce New Grants for 2018 National Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), NOAA and their partners have announced new grants worth $28.9 million for the 2018 National Coastal Resilience Fund . The new grants are announced for the restoration or expansion of natural features that help minimize the impacts of storms, rising sea levels and other extreme events on nearby communities and infrastructure in 22 states and Puerto Rico. The 35 grants will generate $38.3 million in matching contributions for a total conservation … [Read more...]

Albania to launch first Call for Applications for ‘IPARD II’ Programme

On November 30, 2018, the agricultural Ministry of Albania will open the first call for applications for funding under the EU-backed Instrument for Pre-accession for Rural Development (IPARD II) programme. The Albanian government and the EU will co-finance the programme through a 94 million euro ($107 million) fund. IPARD aims to provide assistance for the implementation of the acquis concerning the Common Agricultural Policy and to contribute to the sustainable adaptation of the agricultural … [Read more...]