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Zoo Miami Wildlife Conservation Grants

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Zoo Miami Wildlife Conservation Fund 
The 2023 application period for the Zoo Miami Wildlife Conservation Fund begins April 1st, 2023 and closes on midnight June 1st, 2023. Awardees will be notified on September 1st, 2023. Applicants can ask for a maximum of $5,000.00 per grant. Previous awardees are eligible and encouraged to reapply. Applicants should only submit one application per project/organization/entity.
The guidelines and application material can be downloaded here: Guidelines, Application
The Zoo Miami Conservation Committee tends to not support funds used for the sole purpose of travel expenses, entrance fees, staff salaries, or fuel. Stronger applications would include projects that support species in the wild that are also present at Zoo Miami or our local environment, can involve Zoo Miami staff, and/or involvement of or investment in the local communities. 

In 1998, the Zoo Miami Wildlife Conservation Fund was created to promote efforts toward conservation of wildlife and natural ecosystems throughout the world. 2018 marked the 20th year anniversary of this fund awarding grants to individuals, governments, and non-profits locally and internationally to help fulfill this mission. In 2018, we received 54 completed applications for work in 28 different countries. Since its inception, >100 small grants have been distributed to support a wide range of projects ranging from the genetic profiling of the Shovel-Nosed Salamanders, funding activities of wildlife rehabilitation centers in countries such as Belize and Guatemala, supporting anti-poaching patrol forces in Tanzania and Sri Lanka, providing for multiple endangered species recovery programs in their endemic countries such as tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea and many Caribbean iguana species, and supporting critical habitat preservation programs such as the Kibale Fuel Wood Project in Uganda.

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