U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Grants for international wildlife conservation, organized by species programs and regional programs
Principal Office: USA
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has an Office of International Affairs to coordinate with other organizations and countries in the implementation of international treaties, conventions, and projects for the conservation of wildlife species and their habitats.
International grant-making in USFWS is named Wildlife Without Borders. Programs are organized by species, by regions, and globally.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Species Programs. The USFWS administers grant-making funds for each of the following species and groups: African elephant; Asian elephant; great apes; marine turtles; rhinoceros and tigers; amphibians in decline; and critically endangered animals.
2 — Regional Programs. Regional programs are defined for each of East Asia, Africa, Russia, Mexico, and Latin American and Caribbean. The regional programs for Africa, Mexico, and Latin America and Caribbean offer competitive grants.
About regional programs
3 — Global Program. The work of the Global Program focuses on international treaties and conventions; partnerships; cross-cutting and emerging issues; and communications.
In each of these three program areas, eligibility for competitive grants is open to organizations and individuals worldwide. Applicants can be public or private, and governmental or non-governmental. Most grants are to national and international wildlife organizations; zoological societies; conservation and development NGOs; and institutions of research and education.
Applicants or project partners are normally expected to contribute cash or in-kind contributions to the project. Additionally, applicants from non-governmental organizations should include letters of support from the relevant local, regional, or national conservation authorities in the countries where the projects take place.
Most of the international grant-making programs in USFWS post email addresses for individuals who have questions.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The USFWS website is available in English. However, some grant-making programs also accept applications in French and/or Spanish (if accompanied by summaries in English).
USFWS International Affairs provides contact information for its different divisions and branches.
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