Amphibians in Decline supports activities that address threats to frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians that face an unprecedented threat of extinction. In 2010, the program funded 13 projects in Asia and Latin America with an average grant size of US$28 thousand. Applications are open globally to government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. The closing date is 01 May 2011.
Grant Program Information
The Wildlife Without Borders- Amphibians in Decline program will fund projects that conserve the world’s rapidly declining amphibian species. This program will support activities that address threats to frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians that face a very high risk of extinction in the immediate future. Species should meet the criteria to be listed as “Critically Endangered” or “Endangered” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Species listed as “Data Deficient” on the IUCN Red List are also eligible if the applicant can provide information that suggests a similar urgency for conservation action. Species listed as “Extinct in Wild” are eligible if the applicant is proposing a reintroduction attempt.
The following species are NOT eligible for funding:
- Species that do not meet the criteria to be listed on the IUCN Red List as, “Critically Endangered” or “Endangered;”
- Species with natural habitat range located primarily within the United States, Canada, Europe, or Australia;
- Non-amphibian species.