W. Alton Jones Foundation
Sustainable World Program
1997 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in the Amazon Basin Watershed
- Conservation International Foundation * Nov. 1997 - $300,000 over 2 years
- To promote tropical wilderness conservation in Suriname and Guyana through science and ecotourism.
- Ethnobiology and Conservation Team * Nov. 1997 - $130,000 over 2 years
- To help conserve the vast expanses ot forest that link the protected areas of Manu, Madidi and Bahuaje-Sonene National Parks in Peru and Bolivia with extractive reserves and indigenous areas of Brazil by encouraging Brazil nut harvesting concessions.
- Fundacion Eco Bolivia * Nov. 1997 - $75,000
- To protect the integrity of the two million hectare Madidi National Park located in the Andean lowland region of northeast Bolivia.
- Rainforest Alliance * Nov. 1997 - $250,000 over 2 years
New York Rainforest Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
- To further protect Amazonian fisheries through promoting the applied research, scientific assessment, and policy development of the Amazon Rivers Program.
- University of Maryland at Baltimore * Nov. 1997 - $200,000 over 2 years.
School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine
- To demonstrate the impacts on people of exposure to mercury through fish consumption in the Brazilian Amazon, and to work on a regional and international scale to encourage gold-mining techniques and behavioral changes which reduce mercury contamination.
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