Dedicated conservation groups making gains for species and their habitats amidst a global pandemic

Conservation International

We are pleased to announce first half of 2020 awards to nine projects protecting critical habitat and species in key sites around the world. Grantees include the African Conservancy Foundation (Kenya), Guinean Park Foundation (Guinea), Fundación Jocotoco (Ecuador), Southern Plains Land Trust (Colorado, USA), Tribes and Nature Defenders, Inc. (Philippines), Ngetha Media Association for Peace (Uganda), American Bird Conservancy (USA for project in Ecuador), Snowchange Cooperative (Finland), and Fundación Sumac Muyu (Ecuador).

Projects will help conserve endangered species such as Bossou chimpanzees, black-footed ferret, mountain tapir, and the black-and-chesnut eagle. Primary habitat is being conserved in habitats as diverse as rainforests of the Philippines, Guinea, and Ecuador, savanna ecosystems of Kenya and Uganda, marshmire of Finland, and the shortgrass prairie of Colorado. 

Thanks to generous donations from Patagonia, the California Community Foundation, Weeden Foundation, and Stichting Otterfonds (Otter Foundation), as well as to the volunteer efforts of our advisory panel, QRFN is providing these organizations $243,000 in funding for acquisitions that will directly protect endangered species. Congratulations to each of these groups, and thanks for your commitment to conservation in these difficult times.

Authored by Carly Vynne Baker