This grant is in support of activities of CI's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science involving multidisciplinary data gathering and analysis as well as development of new analytical, monitoring and simulation tools for conservation.
This grant will enable CI to answer some fundamental and critical questions regarding Marine Management Areas (MMA) internationally. This funding will help CI to create a MMA Science Program within its Center for Applied Biodiversity Science and in partnership with its Marine Programs Division to research key issues and to seek solutions.
This grant will support the operations of the first 10—of an anticipated 50—scientific field stations of the Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) initiative, as well as the initiative's central data management processes. These field stations, to be established in the hotspots and tropical wilderness areas, will provide the first standardized set of data on biodiversity collected on the ground in key sites across tropical forest ecosystems globally.
The Global Conservation Fund (GCF) was established to finance the creation, expansion, and long-term management of protected areas in the world's biodiversity hotspots, major tropical wilderness areas, and coral reef hotspots.
This grant is designed to expand CI's biodiversity conservation investments in four key regions: The Andes, Brazil/Guianas, Melanesia, and Madagascar. Through the Centers for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC) investment, CI will increase its ability at the corridor level, within the hotspots and tropical wilderness areas, to forge strategic partnerships—alliances with communities, NGOs, governments, businesses and other stakeholders—for conservation action. Through the CBCs, CI will deliver technical assistance, provide training, coordinate strategy development, and facilitate access to resources.