Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund Grant

Wildlife Habitat Canada

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Oct 16, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit For-Profit Business College / University Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

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Overview:

Wildlife Habitat Canada

Wildlife Habitat Canada is a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization established in 1984 by Environment Canada, provincial wildlife agencies and conservation organizations. We work through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations and industry to find effective solutions to address problems facing wildlife habitat. We are guided by a highly diverse Board of Directors, with representatives from national conservation organizations and government agencies.


NL Murre Conservation Fund

The NL Murre Conservation Fund encourages the conservation of Murre as functioning components of ecosystems, and recognizes their contribution toward the biological diversity of native species and habitats in Newfoundland and Labrador. The priorities of the NL Murre Conservation Fund are to fund projects that support the conservation and management of Murre populations and their habitat, and to provide funding for projects that involve the people of Newfoundland and Labrador in the conservation, management and the sustainable harvest of Murre. This may include assessments of Murre breeding populations, productivity, survival, harvests and other mortality factors, as well as projects that focus on long term conservation of high quality habitat, particularly that which is vulnerable.

Projects under Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund Grants category support Murre conservation activities and management, including those that:

  • Assess Murre breeding populations, productivity, survival, harvests and other mortality factors; or
  • Facilitate Murre hunting stewardship and wildlife conservation to ensure that the Murre populations are sustained; or
  • Support other Murre habitat conservation activities and events.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Only Canadian recipients are eligible recipients and include:
    • not-for-profit organizations;
    • aboriginal organizations, associations and wildlife management boards;
    • research, academic and educational institutions;
    • for profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations;
    • local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; and,
    • provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.  
  • To be eligible for funding consideration, the project must clearly demonstrate a minimum 1:1 funding match ratio in the 2017-2018 fiscal year (i.e., NL Murre Conservation Fund contributions cannot exceed 50% of the Project Revenue).
    • Funding from Government of Canada programs cannot be considered as match.

Preferences:

  • Projects based in Newfoundland and Labrador will receive priority over projects located beyond Newfoundland and Labrador’s borders.

Ineligibility:

  • Ineligible recipients include, but are not limited to:
    • international organizations or individuals; and,
    • government employees, departments, agencies and crown corporations at the federal level.
  • Expenditures directly related to the acquisition of land or an interest in land, including a lease, conservation easement or conservation covenant are not eligible for grant funding from Wildlife Habitat Canada.
  • Wildlife Habitat Canada funds cannot be used to contribute to any endowment fund(s).
  • While Wildlife Habitat Canada recognizes the importance of projects involving habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement for non-waterfowl species and fish, these types of projects are not eligible for funding consideration under the Contribution Agreement between Environment Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada.
  • The NL Murre Fund cannot commit grant funding support to multi-year projects.