African Elephant Conservation
Category: Animals & Wildlife
DescriptionThe U.S. African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988 established a funding program that supports the conservation of both African and Asian elephants in the wild. African elephants, in particular, are at risk because of habitat loss, the bushmeat trade, and illegal hunting for ivory. Grants assist in the conservation of both species of elephants by enhancing the protection of at-risk elephant populations; elephant conservation across boundaries; habitat/ecosystem conservation and management; and applied research. Grants also fund conservation education; protected area/reserve management in important elephant ranges; the development and execution of elephant conservation management plans; and the strengthening of “local capacity” to implement conservation programs. Wildlife inspection, improving law enforcement and forensic skills, and efforts to decrease human-elephant contact are also of interest. Preference is given to projects requesting $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.
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