Shared Earth Foundation Grants, FY 2013
THE SHARED EARTH FOUNDATION GRANTS 2013
Adkins Arboretum $17,000.00
Continuation of Goat Grazing Project, using goats to control invasive vegetation on this Eastern Shore arboretum.
Alliance for International Reforestation $15,000.00
Atlanta, GA and Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Support for salaries, in-country operations such as vehicle maintenance, and materials and seeds for AIR's plant nurseries.
Amazon Aid Foundation $6,000.00
Help with post-production and distribution of Amazon Gold, revealing the damage to the Amazon done by illegal gold mining, and solutions for people who want to buy clean gold.
Animal Legal Defense Fund $10,000.00
Zero Tolerance for Cruelty Campaign, ensuring anti-cruelty statutes are vigorously enforced and sentences for animal cruelty are appropriate to the crime.
Atlanta Botanical Garden $6,000.00
Atlanta, GA and Santiago, Chile
To collect founding stock of frog species Telmatobufo and assemble a lab in which to keep them and breed offspring to assure that this rare, endangered species does not go extinct on the planet.
Bat Conservation International $10,000.00
Support for advocacy, research and recovery for bats threatened by the deadly White Nose Syndrome
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center $10,000.00
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Support for the Center, which rescues these rare, endangered bears and works to return them to the forest whenever possible.
Center for Environmental Filmmaking $10,000.00
Production costs of the film Shooting in the Wild, which takes a behind-the-scenes look into the world of wildlife filmmaking to reveal the reality behind the lens and promote ethical treatment of animals and audiences.
Chesapeake Conservancy $10,000.00
To support the Ospreycam, placed near an osprey nest on the Chesapeake Bay, enabling viewers to see, real time, eggs, hatchlings, fledging and departure from the nest.
Chester River Association $15,000.00
Support of clean river initiatives on this Eastern Shore of Maryland river, including improving agricultural practices, nutrient trading to meet the Chesapeake Bay's clean-up mandate, water quality testing, advocacy, and water quality restoration
Community Conch $5,000.00
Washington, DC and Bermuda
To help conserve endangered Caribbean Queen Conch in the Bermuda Islands
Conservation International $5,000.00
Completion of the Elevational Survey of Bird Communities along a vertical transect, Papua New Guinea.
Earth Sangha $20,000.00
Fairfax, VA and the Dominican Republic a
Continued support for collection, planting and sales of wild plants native to the Washington DC area; and for growers of organic shade coffee in the Dominical Republic
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy $15,000.00
2013 Planning Conference for local planners, and training sessions throughout the year, for the counties and communities on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Environmental Film Festival $15,000.00
Festival 2013, featuring 190 films, including 110 premiers, at 75 venues attended by over 31,000 people.
Environmental Investigation Agency $15,000.00
Supporting work to reduce the demand for ivory in the Far East and elsewhere, including the United States, and slowing the slaughter of African elephants.
Oakland, CA and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Supporting conservation of orangutans, elephants, rhinos, sun bears, and other endangered inhabitants of Malaysian Borneo inhabitants of Malaysian Boneo's tropical forests, and the local people who share their habitats.
Oakland, CA and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
MESCOT, a local communitygroup, plans to make a video of their work for submittal to the Borneo Environmental Film Festival; needs equipment, training.
Link Media $15,000.00
San Francisco, CA
For film exposing illegal import of baby elephants from Myanmar to Thailand for the tourist trade.
The Maryland/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy $1,000.00
Travel costs to Ecuador for site visits to Water Fund, Great Green Macaw refuge.
The Maryland/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy $25,000.00
To protect Ecuador's rare topicall dry forests and their wildlife, including Jaguars,through the Conservancy's Water Fund program in the Ayampe River Valley in Ecuador.
National Aquarium in Baltimore $22,000.00
New dolphin pool scrubber, to replace aged and malfunctioning scrubber, for the health and welfare of the animals and better experiences for the audiences.
National Wildlife Federation $12,500.00
Campaign to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Northern Jaguar Project $25,000.00
Tucson, AZ, and Sonora, northern Mexico
Jaguar Conservation in the Mexican state of Sonora.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NORTHERN JAGUAR PROJECT / NATURALIA
Orangutan Republic Foundation $1,000.00
Santa Monica, CA
Conservation of orangutans in Sumatra, Indonesia
Rachel's Network $20,000.00
Promoting women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the Earth.
Red Wolf Coalition $10,000.00
Work to protect the highly endangered Red Wolf throughout its range, primarily in North Carolina.
Savannah Science Museum $5,000.00
Conservation of endangered Sea Turtles, primarily Loggerheads, on Wassaw Island, GA
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute $10,000.00
Front Royal, VA
Resurvey wild frog populations in Panama to determine the adequacy of captive collections and focus on captive species most in need of increase.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute $15,000.00
Front Royal, VA
Elephant welfare studies in Thailand.
Snow Leopard Conservancy $50,000.00
Conserving these extremely rare and endangered cats in their high, remote range throughout the Himalaya Mountains from China to India.
Street Sense $2,000.00
The newspaper of, by and for the homeless people of the Nation's Capital.
Western Environmental Law Center $10,000.00
Defending rare and misunderstood Wolverines, their core habitat and the corridors they need to survive and recover in the Northern Rockies; and to reintroduce Wolverines to Colorado.
Wildlife Advocacy Project $15,000.00
Aiding the Project's defense against attacks by Ringling Brothers Circus, following this small law firm's exposure of the Circus's cruelty to elephants.
Wildlife Guardians $10,000.00
Alexandria, VA, Kenya and Tanzania
Working with the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, to prevent retributive and other killing of lions and other wildlife.
Willife Media $15,000.00
Post-production of BEARTREK, a film raising awareness of the habitat needs of bears, urging action to protect them, and providing funds to the scientists featured in the film
Wildlife Media $5,000.00
Final production costs for BEARTREK, the film about bears and the scientists who devote their lives to them.
Woodland Park Zoo $10,000.00
Seattle, Washington and Papua New Guinea
Continued conservation of endangered, rare Tree Kangaroos in the mountains of Papua New Guinea.
World Parrot Trust $6,000.00
Lake Alfred, FL and Guayaquil, Ecuador
Great Green Macaw conservation and restoration in a reserve outside Guayaquil.
World Parrot Trust $5,000.00
Lake Alfred, FL, and Bolivia
Conservation of the Blue-throated Macaw in Bolivia.