Call for 2014 Conservation Grant Proposals
December 10, 2013 – The Zoo’s Conservation Grants program is launching its 2014 grant program with a call for proposals in search of project funding. Projects should demonstrate a direct and measurable impact on the conservation of a species or habitat, with local projects being of particular interest. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2014.
The conservation grant program is administered by the Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC), a joint venture between the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.
“Our conservation grant program is now entering its third year,” said Gretchen Ziegler, Zoo Manager and Chair of the Conservation Advisory Committee. “Last year’s projects are still going strong, and we look forward to receiving more exciting proposals from the community soon. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to fund such important conservation work.”
Among current projects supported by CAC grants are:
- Impact of Urban Habitat Restoration on Bird Populations, a citizen science project at Arcata Elementary School
- Tracking an Animal on the Edge of Extinction, a research study to better understand the status of the Saola, one of the world’s rarest animals
- Peccaries at Risk in Paraguay, a camera-trapping study of habitat destruction impact on population density
- Synchrony of Dune Silver Bee and Flower Bloom on Humboldt Bay North Spit, a field study of one of Humboldt Bay’s most important pollinators
For more information and a grant application, click here.
The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee was launched in March 2011 and serves in an advisory role to the Zoo Foundation’s Board of Directors, which manages the Conservation Fund. Committee members include staff and supporters from the Zoo and the Foundation, as well as professional biologists in the local community.
For more information:
Contact: Gretchen Ziegler, Zoo Manager