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  • Yacine Khelladi
    ... Subject: Call for proposals re: coral reef conservation projects Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 16:41:48 -0800 From: The Coral Reef Alliance
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2002
      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: Call for proposals re: coral reef conservation projects
      Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 16:41:48 -0800
      From: The Coral Reef Alliance <listadmin@...>
      To: "CORAL Announce" <CORAL-Announce@...>

      Dear Colleagues,

      With apologies for cross postings, and on behalf of the Coral Reef
      Alliance
      (CORAL) and the International Coral Reef Information Network, I am
      forwarding this message to you.

      Please send all inquiries and proposals directly to Pico@...

      Thanks,

      Anita Daley



      Call for proposals re: coral reef conservation projects

      ** For Distribution **

      Funding available for coral reef conservation projects. Call for
      proposals
      from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (http://www.nfwf.org).

      In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      (NOAA) and others, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is
      accepting proposals for projects that build public-private partnerships
      to reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and associated reef
      habitats (e.g. seagrass beds, mangroves etc.). Projects may address
      causes
      of coral reef degradation wherever they occur, from inland areas to
      coastal
      watersheds to the reefs and surrounding marine environment. Proposals
      are
      due April 3, 2002 (no exceptions). Additional information provided
      below.
      For application instructions or other information see
      http://www.nfwf.org/programs/coralreef.htm or contact Michelle Pico
      (pico@...).

      _____________________________________________

      FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR CORAL REEF CONSERVATION PROJECTS

      The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is accepting proposals
      for
      projects that build public-private partnerships to reduce and prevent
      degradation of coral reefs and associated reef habitats (e.g. seagrass
      beds,
      mangroves etc.). Projects may address causes of coral reef degradation
      wherever they occur, from inland areas to coastal watersheds to the
      reefs
      and surrounding marine environment. Proposals should support
      partnerships
      that provide solutions to specific problems to help prevent coral reef
      degradation through one or more of the following activities:

      Reducing impacts from pollution and sedimentation;
      Reducing impacts from over-harvesting and other fishing activities;
      Reducing impacts of tourism and boating;
      Restoring damaged reefs;
      Increasing community awareness through education and stewardship
      activities.

      Proposals are due April 3, 2002 (no exceptions).

      Background
      Coral reefs and their associated habitats are among the most
      biologically
      diverse and complex ecosystems in the world. This incredible diversity
      supports economies through activities such as tourism, fishing, and
      pharmaceutical production. Despite their importance, coral reefs are
      rapidly
      being degraded and destroyed by a variety of human impacts such as
      pollution, overfishing, and physical disturbance to the reefs.

      Priority projects will include those that:

      1.Build public-private partnerships, develop innovative partnerships,
      are
      community-based, involve multiple stakeholders;

      2.Provide solutions to specific problems to reduce and prevent
      degradation
      of coral reefs in the above listed areas;

      3.Are coordinated and consistent with on-going coral reef conservation
      initiatives such as International Coral Reef Initiative's Framework for
      Action and Renewed Call to Action, the U.S. National Action Plan (U.S.
      Coral
      Reef Task Force, State and Territorial coral reef management programs,
      and
      U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Initiative, as appropriate;

      4.Are focused on U.S. domestic, U.S. insular (territorial,
      commonwealth),
      Freely Associated States (Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau),
      Caribbean
      or Mesoamerican coral reef ecosystems;

      5.Address an unmet need that will provide direct benefits to coral
      reefs;

      6.Target a specific audience and address specific threats with a
      hands-on
      approach.

      Awards and Matching Funds
      Most grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000. The average grant will
      be
      approximately $25,000. Proposals should describe projects or progress
      that
      can be achieved in a 12 month time period but may be part of a long-term
      effort. All projects should include matching funding from project
      partners
      at a minimum ratio of 1:1 - although leverage ratios of 2:1 are
      preferred.
      As most of the grant dollars available for coral conservation will be
      federal (U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric
      Administration), matching contributions must be from non-federal
      sources.

      Eligible Applicants:
      Applications will be accepted from U.S. or international non-profit
      organizations, academic institutions and government agencies (except
      U.S.
      federal agencies). U.S. federal agencies are encouraged to work
      collaboratively with non-federal project partners.

      To Apply: Submit application
      Electronic versions of the application form for coral reef conservation
      are
      available online (download application) at:
      <http://www.nfwf.org/programs/coralreef.htm>

      Applicants will be notified after August 5th as to the status of their
      proposal. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation does not anticipate
      another call for coral reef conservation proposals before January of
      2003.

      If you have any questions about the program, please contact Michelle
      Pico
      (pico@...).
      ___________________________________________________________






      Anita Daley
      International Coral Reef Information Network Manager

      The Coral Reef Alliance
      2014 Shattuck Avenue
      Berkeley, CA 94704
      (510) 848-0110 ext. 313
      (510) 848-3720 fax
      http://www.coral.org

      "Working together to keep coral reefs alive."
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