W. Alton Jones Foundation
Sustainable World Program
1995 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in the Amazon Basin Watershed
- Association of Guyanese Environmental Media * May 1995 - $25,000
- To assist journalists in raising public awareness of environmental issues within Guyana.
- The Carter Center * Feb 1995 - $200,000
- To address the environmental aspects of Guyana's long-term development strategy and work to insure environmental sustainability.
- Conservation International Foundation * Feb 1995 - $325,000 over 2 years
- To preserve natural resources and conduct environmental education in Suriname and Guyana.
- Field Museum of Natural History * May 1995 - $70,000
- To assess quickly the conservation significance and status of important aquatic systems, primarily in tropical areas.
- Fundación Eco Bolivia * Nov 1995 - $80,000
La Paz, BOLIVIA
- To promote the consolidation and sustainable development of the Madidi National Park in Bolivia.
- Fundaçao Vitória Amazônica * May 1995 - $100,000 over 2 years
Manaus, Amazonas, BRAZIL
- To promote the preservation of natural resources and long-term sustainable development of the Amazon Basin.
- Rainforest Alliance * May 1995 - $239,000 over 2 years
New York Rainforest Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
- To develop a scientific basis for fisheries management in the Amazon basin and to educate policymakers about the issue.
- University of Maryland at Baltimore * May 1995 - $100,000 over 2 years
School of Medicine
- To research and develop information on the health impacts of mercury, used in goldmining, on indigenous peoples and others in the Amazonian region of Brazil.
- University of Washington * Feb 1995 - $184,000 over 2 years
School of Oceanography
- To determine the extent of deforestation along the floodplain of the Amazon River and to evaluate the potential impact of deforestation on the river's fisheries.
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