World Wildlife Fund-india
The Fundís India Small Grants Program seeks to encourage young Indians to respond innovatively and independently to the conservation issues affecting the country. The Program seeks to stop the degradation of the planetís natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Itís works to conserve the worldís biodiversity, ensure the sustainability of renewable natural resources, and to promote the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Grants provide financial support to India-based individuals who have developed and wish to implement short-term conservation research or initiatives that can contribute to larger conservation goals. Grants are awarded for activities and/or research that addresses issues and offers solutions or insights toward species and habitat-related problems and concerns (with a focus on immediate threats and issues); enabling communities and other stakeholders to address local environmental concerns; improving local livelihoods through conservation and natural resources management, or promoting livelihoods that reduce impacts on biodiversity. Also of interest are programs that address aspects of trade involving wildlife species; increasing understanding of the status of lesser known or lesser studies species of wildlife; innovative approaches to awareness raising regarding environment concerns, and/or demonstrating individual or collective action toward conservation outcomes. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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