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
Georgetown, GUYANA
To assist journalists in raising public awareness of environmental issues within Guyana.

The Carter Center * Feb 1995 - $200,000
Atlanta, GA
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
Washington, DC
To preserve natural resources and conduct environmental education in Suriname and Guyana.

Field Museum of Natural History * May 1995 - $70,000
Chicago, IL
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
Baltimore, MD
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
Seattle, WA
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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