In the last five years,there has been a drastic decline in the number of amphibians around the world. Currently, there are about 6,887 identified species of amphibians that exist around the world. An overwhelming number of these amphibians are in desperate need of conservation strategies in order to prevent any chances of extinction. As a result the US Fish and Wildlife Service has created the Amphibians in Decline program, an initiative put in place to provide support to foreign countries to conserve these highly endangered amphibian species. Amphibians in Decline is the only dedicated fund that protects frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians in the federal government.
The goal of this grants program is to reduce threats to highly endangered amphibians in their natural habitat. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting fact or for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats, or do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action, are not eligible for consideration. To the extent that the proposed work provides clear, direct support for the program objectives above, proposals may also relate to climate change adaptation, mitigation, and education.
Deadline: June 19, 2015
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