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15.620 African Elephant Conservation
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
African Elephant Conservation Act, Title II Sec. 2001 et seq., Public Law 100-478, 102 Stat. 2315 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 4201 et seq., 4211 et seq., 4221 et seq., 4241 et seq., and 1538.
To provide financial assistance to any organization or individual responsible for African elephant conservation, and any organization or individual with experience in African elephant conservation, for approved elephant conservation projects to support research, conservation, management and protection of African elephants.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used for approved African elephant conservation projects. Proposed projects should have the support of the local government(s) and have matching funds (cash) or in- kind support (salaries, equipment, etc.) provided by the organization receiving the grant or other partners. All non-governmental or private sector project proposals must contain evidence of support by local government entities of countries where the project is to be conducted.
Applicant Eligibility: Applicants may be any Federal, State and local government agencies, public or private organizations, non- governmental nonprofit organizations, public an private institutions of higher education, or any other entity with experience in conservation. Projects must provide direct benefits to support research, conservation, management and protection of African elephants.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: To the extent possible, grant funds are matched by nonfederal funds. This program has no statutory formula.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress and final reports are to be submitted in accordance with terms and conditions of the grant agreement and must all be submitted within the Period of Performance of the grant agreement.
Account Identification: 14-8154-0-7-303.
During 2001, the Service awarded 20 grants in 12 countries. Highlights include: satellite tracking of forest elephant migrations in Congo, non-invasive genotyping of elephants and genetics-based ivory tracking; a meritorious service awards program for game wardens in Africa; relocation of elephant herds to more favorable habitats in Zimbabwe; community-based wildlife conservation programs in Zimbabwe and Zambia; training in elephant conservation and management for wildlife biologists in Ghana and Ivory Coast; the provision of anti-poaching equipment to six African nations; development and testing of deterrents to reduce human/elephant conflicts; and, immuno-contraception as an alternative to elephant culling in South Africa.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
50 CFR Parts 13, 14, 17, 24, 7 CFR Part 355.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects have included anti-poaching assistance in the form training and equipment, advanced training for African wildlife biologists, relocation of elephants to better habitat, exploring ways to reduce human/elephant conflicts, applied genetics studies to manage and conserve elephant populations, community conservation support, elephant population, movements, and habitat utilization studies, and meritorious service award programs for game scouts.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of criteria contained in 16 U.S.C. 4211, and evaluated for scope, significance, feasibility and cost effectiveness.