International Affairs
International Affairs
Signature of the Wildlife Without Borders Program
Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund

Ethiopian wolf, Credit: Jim Laney Jr.
Ethiopian wolf
Jim Laney, Jr.


The Wildlife Without Borders - Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund is a global funding opportunity developed by International Affairs. In 2011, the program awarded $593,822 in grants for 29 projects aimed at protecting critically endangered species in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania, leveraging $1,185,685 in matching funds. These projects target over 20 critically endangered species of birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Project Highlights:

- 2010 Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund grants feature article
- 2011 Summary of Projects
- 2010 Summary of Projects
- 2009 Summary of Projects
- 2009 Wildlife Without Borders Global Program Funding

How To Apply:

- How To Apply to the Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund
- Candidature à une Bourse (Français)
- Solicitando apoyo Financiero para Proyectos (Español)


The goal of the Wildlife Without Borders - Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund is to provide funding for specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits to specific species facing immediate threat of extinction.

An example of an effort supported by the program includes the conservation of the last remaining populations of Ethiopian wolves, only 450 individuals. The project aims to develop methods to inoculate free-ranging Ethiopian wolves with oral rabies vaccine (ORV), assess impact of vaccinations on wolf and non-target species populations, and develop a reliable cost-benefit analysis of wolf and domestic dog vaccinations.

For more information on this grant program, contact the Division of International Conservation at 703-358-1754.

Last updated: July 1, 2009
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