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
Washington, DC
To promote tropical wilderness conservation in Suriname and Guyana through science and ecotourism.

Ethnobiology and Conservation Team * Nov. 1997 - $130,000 over 2 years
Washington, DC
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
Baltimore, MD
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.

Rev. 98.01.16
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