[MARMAM] WWF Conservation Impact Grants: Funding available for Innovative projects to reduce bycatch risks for cetaceans

Christopher Johnson CJohnson at wwf.org.au
Mon Oct 25 22:14:38 PDT 2021

Hi everyone,
In 2020, in response to growing cumulative impacts to cetaceans worldwide, WWF launched the Protecting Whales and Dolphins Initiative – a global conservation programme to equip experts, industry, policymakers and governments with tools and solutions to safeguard cetaceans for future generations.
To help boost these efforts, we are inviting individuals, organisations and institutes to submit their best conservation project ideas to inform a policy action or management outcome to mitigate bycatch of cetaceans. Outputs from projects can include helping to develop new policy, advocacy, inclusive conservation, and/or contribute to local capacity building.  Globally, an estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are killed each year as a result of fisheries bycatch.
This year, a total of A$100,000 is available with a series of grants ranging from A$10,000 up to A$40,000 (Australian dollars).
Our main goal is to help contribute to achieving IMPACT. Tell us how your project will make a difference and how we can work together to communicate it to the public and policymakers.
Funding can contribute a range of projects including testing new ideas or long-term studies. Previous funding by the Initiative has been awarded a range of activities including providing field equipment such as satellite tags and drones for conservation science projects, analysis to identify critical habitats, working with local communities on co-developing solutions to mitigate bycatch for small cetaceans and help inform major marine protect area proposals.
For more information and to apply visit: https://wwfwhales.org/conservation-impact-grants-2021
The deadline for applications is Friday November 19, 2021.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and good luck!
Best Chris
Global Lead, WWF Protecting Whales & Dolphins Initiative
Web: WWFwhales.org | Twitter: @WWF_Whales

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