U.S. Department of the Interior, FWS: Seeking Applications for Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund – AFRICA

Deadline: 29 March 2019

The United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking applications for its Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund (RTCF) – AFRICA.

In response to the alarming decline of rhinoceros and tiger populations, the U.S. Congress passed the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act in 1994.


The USFWS’s African Rhino program supports projects that promote conservation through: Enhanced protection of at-risk rhinoceros populations;

  • Protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros range;
  • Veterinary care for wild populations;
  • Habitat conservation and management;
  • Reintroduction to former range;
  • Restoration of habitat;
  • Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills;
  • Conservation education and community outreach;
  • Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;
  • Applied research on rhinoceros populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring;
  • Development and execution of rhinoceros conservation management plans; and
  • Compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of rhinoceros or regulate the use and management of their habitat;
  • Reducing demand for illegal rhino parts and products and for live animals in consumer countries;
  • Combating trafficking of illegal rhino parts, products and live animals.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $200,000
  • Award Floor: $25,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any organization responsible for the conservation and protection of rhinoceroses in the wild and any other organization, multi-national secretariat, public or private university, or individual with demonstrated experience in rhinoceros conservation may submit proposals to this Fund.
  • U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Status (IRS) must provide a copy of their Section 501(c)(3) status determination letter received from the IRS.
  • Applicants must ensure that activities occurring outside the United States are coordinated as necessary with appropriate U.S. and foreign government authorities and that any necessary licenses, permits, or approvals are obtained prior to undertaking proposed activities. The Service does not assume responsibility for recipient compliance with the laws and regulations of the country in which the work is to be conducted

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313300

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