Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Applications are closed

Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.

Priority Areas

  1. Species Research:
    • Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with great emphasis on the most popular marine fishes in home hobbyist and commercial aquariums. Research can focus on fish lifecycles, nutrition, reproduction and aquaculture techniques.
    • African Mammals: Research focused on ecology and conservation; specifically distribution, ranges, corridor mapping and threats. Research focused on physiology, disease/mortality, longevity, distribution and other measures of population health in African mammals.
    • Marine Mammals: Research on the ecology, behavior, distribution, reproduction, physiology and population health of marine mammals.
    • Penguins and Alcids: Research on the conservation, behavior, distribution, reproduction, longevity, mortality, physiology and population health of penguins and alcids. Research also can include diet studies, disease detection, prevention and treatment, and testing of new data collection technologies.
    • Sharks: Research on the conservation, ecology, behavior, distribution, reproduction, physiology and population health of sharks.
    • Reintroduction: Research that provides data and recommendations on the best practices for reintroduction of rescued and/or rehabilitated mammals into the wild.
  2. Animal Rescue/Rehab:
    • Wildlife Trade and Anti-Poaching: Programs designed to reduce wildlife trafficking and enforce wildlife trade laws, with specific emphasis on programs reducing illegal trade of endangered species products. Efforts to reduce poaching of endangered and threatened species. Particular interest in programs focused on reducing trafficking of rhinoceros, shark, parrot, pangolin, elephant or big cat products.
    • Elephants: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate African or Asian elephants.
    • Sea Turtles: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate North, Central or South American sea turtles (including nest protection).
    • Penguins: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate penguins.
    • Marine Mammals: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate marine mammals.
    • Rhinoceros: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate African rhinoceros.
    • Wolves : Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate North American wolves.
    • Great Apes: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate Great Apes.
    • Xenathrans: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate anteaters, sloth and armadillos.
    • Native Wildlife Near SEA Parks: Native wildlife rescue programs located in Florida, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. Proposals that focus on prevention education, operational sustainability, supplies and dietary needs are most successful.
  3. Conservation Education:
    • Nature Deficit Disorder: Programs designed to encourage youth to spend more time outdoors connecting with nature. This includes education programs for youth who live in biodiverse range countries to understand the value of nature and the mechanisms for sustainability.
    • Leadership Development: Programs designed to identify potential conservation leaders and develop their leadership skills and knowledge base. Specifically, these programs can target young adults and offer peer connections within the conservation community to further develop the next generation of conservation leaders.
    • Alternative Income: Programs designed to retrain or develop viable alternative employment opportunities for people and communities reliant upon economic opportunities that directly impact wildlife and habitat. Programs can include training and support to provide alternatives to poaching, livestock farming, or logging.
  4. Habitat Protection:
    • Coral Reef: Support for the creation, restoration and maintenance of marine protected areas along coral reefs located in North, Central and South America. Successful proposals can include research necessary to implement marine protected areas, populations studies of reef species, and restoration efforts to reverse the impacts of man-made and natural impacts to the reef
    • Marine/Aquatic Debris: Efforts to remove marine and aquatic debris from waterways, estuaries, coasts and underwater. Includes efforts to identify sources of pollution and physically remove debris.
    • Habitat Restoration: Projects providing important large scale habitat enhancements such as corridor mapping, and creation and protection of habitat for endangered species limited by range restrictions are considered.
    • Freshwater Ecosystems: Projects focused on restoration, preservation, and protection of Florida-based freshwater ecosystems, with specific focus on the Florida Everglades.

Funding Information

Although there is no limit to the size of the application request, most grants range between $10,000 to $25,000 USD.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund accepts applications from non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and schools and universities.
  • Organizations can be U.S.-based or international.
  • The Fund only supports projects that align with its priorities.

 

Dateline for applications: 30 November 2018
 
Source: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Illustration Photo: Salmon farm (credits: Sam Beebe / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

Read more

Comments

No comments to display.

Related posts

EU's Call for Proposals: RobotUnion acceleration program for European robotic startups and SMEs

The ideal project RobotUnion is looking for is disruptive and innovative, beyond the state of the art and with a degree of differentiation with its competitors. The ideal projects are also looking for additional investment for scaling their business globally.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Vietnamese Seafood export targets US$ 10 billion in turnover in 2019

The Vietnamese aquatic sector set a target of raising its export revenue to US$10 billion in 2019, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Australia Emerges as a Leading Innovator for Agriculture 4.0

Investors and researchers are looking to Australia to develop the agricultural and food technologies of the future.

Dubai’s RTA starts using robots in cleaning metro stations

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on using robots in cleaning metro stations as part of efforts to introduce new techniques driven by artificial intelligence technology.

India approves Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar Projects by the year 2022

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar (RTS) Projects by the year 2022. The programme will be implemented with total central financial support of Rs.11,814 crore (1,663 million USD)

EU's Call for Proposals: eIdentification & eSignature

The Core Service Platform of eID will continue to provide support to Member States at technical and operational level. Such assistance will comprise technical support and advice, including the maintenance of the reference implementation, as well as supporting a broader uptake of eID. In addition to the support provided in previous WPs, the assistance will be extended also to the operation of the eIDAS interoperability nodes after the entry into force of the eID mutual recognition in September 2018, as well as to addressing implementation questions derived from this mutual recognition (such as identity matching issues). The support to the onboarding of new domains will be continued, with a special focus on the re-use of eID in mobile environments.
Application Deadline in 3 months

EU's Call for Proposals: Automated Translation

In 2019, the main objectives are to support the collection of language tools and resources for specific domains and for under-resourced languages as well as to stimulate the integration and take-up of CEF AT services.
Application Deadline in 3 months

Call for Proposals: Promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector in Southern and East Africa

This call is focused on promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector. We are seeking applications that propose innovative approaches to gender inclusion while also supporting core business objectives and growth. Projects will be evaluated based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability. Applications from women entrepreneurs and women-led organisations are strongly encouraged.
Application Deadline in a month

Call for Nominations: 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Nominations are open for 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards that recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.
Application Deadline in 4 months