2021 Grant Winners

July, 2022

Our 2021 grant cycle received over 150 applications and we are excited to announce the winners!

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We funded:

  1. Community efforts for reducing habitat loss of Western Chimpanzees in Liberia

Saving the critically endangered western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) through mitigating human-chimpanzee conflicts in Nimba County, Northern Liberia

George Gbarwea, Centre for Environment, Forest Conservation and Research (CENFOR) 

  1. Intervention strategies in Brazil for improving community awareness of detrimental Giant Anteater and domestic dog interactions

Reducing injuries and deaths due to domestic dogs and giant anteater encounters through a community awareness and engagement program

Mariana Catapani, Institute for the Conservation of Wild Animals

  1. Research on Black Capuchins to find solutions for the coexistence of primates and timber plantations in Argentina

Conflict mitigation of primates in plantation landscapes: black capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus) as a model

Valentín Zárate & Sara Petracchini, Instituto de Biología Subtropical (IBS), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) - Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM), Misiones, Argentina

  1. Management and conservation in Colombia of the Neotropical Otter

Field data for the based-evidence management and conservation of the Neotropical otter in a highly threatened dry forest fragment in the Cauca River in Colombia

Diego Torres, Nativa Ong

  1. Livestock exclusion from a nature reserve in Argentina

Reducing the negative impact of domestic livestock on biodiversity by excluding them from the Achala Nature Reserve

Francisco García Erize, Asociación Civil Germinar Zona Norte (Germinar ONG)

  1. Spatial ecology and health research on Lowland Tapirs in urban and suburban areas of Brazil

Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI): TAPIRS AND THE CITY

Paolla Nicole Franco, IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)

  1. Efforts to detect and monitor the Colombian Weasel in Colombia

Searching for the Colombian weasel (Neogale felipei): the rarest and least known carnivore of South America

Juan Camilo Cepeda Duque, Universidad de los Andes

These are important projects that can make a difference for both people and the wildlife around them. Our grants program is supported by our donors; we take your donations and turn them into thousands of dollars for wildlife and land. We couldn’t do it without you!