NFWF Announces Release of Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program 2018 Request for Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 2, 2018) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the release of the 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program (KWRCP). The program receives significant support from SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., and Shell Oil Company and is dedicated to studying and protecting killer whales in the wild. 

KWRCP grant proposals are due August 20, 2018, and the full RFP can be found here. There will be an applicant webinar July 17, 2018 at 2:00PM EST.

KWRCP focuses on three strategies: increasing prey availability, improving habitat quality and strengthening management through crucial research. In the first three years, the program has awarded 20 grants totaling $2.03 million. These grants leveraged more than $2.75 million in matching support from grantees, generating a total conservation impact of more than $4.78 million. The grants span all three of the priority strategies for the program and summaries are provided here.  

Several of the projects funded by KWRCP were highlighted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s release of the Species in the Spotlight Action Plan

Competitive grants are reviewed by a public-private committee of government and academic experts, and funding decisions are based on the ability of the applicant to implement strategies that achieve the program priorities and result in measurable conservation outcomes.

Funding for the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program is provided by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Shell Oil Company and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additional funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Additional information about the program can be found here

About NFWF
Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and generated a conservation impact of more than $4.8 billion. Learn more at www.nfwf.org.

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Rob Blumenthal, 202-857-0166