Alliance for International Reforestation $9,000
FL; Chimaltenango, Guatemala
To purchase land adjacent to the Training Center
in Chimaltenango to enhance AIR=s
training and outreach abilities and demonstrate the organization=s
self-sustaining organic farming and reforestation systems.
Chester River Craft and Art, Inc. $11,000
To purchase laboratory equipment for
the School Ship SULTANA, to teach environmental science of the Chesapeake
Bay and its tributaries.
Cochrane Ecological Institute $8,000
To continue CEI=s
Swift Fox reintroduction program in partnership with the Blackfeet Indian
Reservation in Montana, and to maintain breeding pairs for future reintroduction.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy $10,000
To support work with landowners on the Eastern Shore of Maryland=s
Chesapeake Bay in preserving habitat of the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel.
Environmental Film Festival $5,000
To assist this 11-day event in March, 2001, which promoted environmental
understanding through the screening of over 100 films by 75 organizations
in over 50 venues throughout the Nation=s
Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza $15,000
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
To strengthen FAN=s development
Fauna and Flora International $10,000
San Francisco, CA
To review existing and develop new forest certification standards
to ultimately enable consumers to avoid wood products from companies which
permit the taking of endangered bushmeat during logging operations.
Friends of the National Zoo $10,000
To assist FONZ and the National Zoo in protecting Giant Pandas in the
wild, to develop improved management and breeding programs for Giant Pandas
in zoos, and to increase the National Zoo=s
education outreach programs.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy $10,000
To complete the preliminary design of a long-term program to reduce
poison runoff into the Mississippi River, with the goal of reversing hypoxia
in the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico, and restoring the vitality and
biodiversity of the Basin and coastal and marine ecosystems.
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance $8,000
The project will develop overlay maps of habitat and proposed logging
and road plans for southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta,
to illustrate the impacts of such activities on the habitat of grizzly
bears, bull trout, woodland caribou and spotted owl.
Orangutan Foundation International $10,000
Los Angeles, CA
Continuation of grant to support elected local government officials
and local police in protecting the endangered orangutans of Tanjung Puting
National Park, Borneo, Indonesia, from loss of habitat by illegal logging
Pacific Coast Biodiversity Project $10,000
To induce the US Forest Service to make an institutional shift from
emphasis on natural resource extraction to forest ecosystem restoration,
starting in three forests in western Washington.
RARE Center for Tropical Conservation $10,000
For the Conservation Education Campaign in Manantlan, Mexico, to increase
environmental stewardship and protection, and participation in conservation
programs, and to enhance the local partner=s
capacity for implementing effective education and marketing campaigns.
Savannah Science Museum $5,000
A cooperative effort between the Savannah Science Museum, US Fish
ad Wildlife Service and the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, GA, to study
and protect the nesting habitat and young loggerhead sea turtles.
The Nature Conservancy/Maryland-DC Chapter $10,000
To continue the Ecoregional Planning Project to guide protection of
native species and natural communities, rare and common, in the Chesapeake
Bay Lowlands Ecoregion.
Wildfowl Trust of North America $5,000
To increase appreciation and understanding of wetlands as valuable
habitat, and to improve wetlands protection to benefit waterfowl at the
Horsehead Wetlands Center.