Annual summaries of the projects funded under this program can be found at http://www.fws.gov/international/DICprograms/lac.htm.
Hard copies of this information are available upon request from the Division of Division of International Conservation at (703) 358-1754.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
In FY 2007 the Service funded 39 conservation projects under this program. A summary of each of those projects can be found at the program webpage at http://www.fws.gov/international/DICprograms/lac.htm.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects should take place in Latin America or the Caribbean, ideally in a recognized high priority ecosystem or ecoregion of biome, or a key location associated with flagship, endangered or migratory species of regional concern.
If work is to be conducted outside that region, the proposal must explain why it is preferable that the project is implemented elsewhere.
Funds provided under this program will not be used for the following activities: the purchase of firearms or ammunitions; buying of intelligence information or paying informants; gathering information by persons who conceal their true identity; law enforcement operations that prompt suspects to carry out illegal activities so they may be arrested (entrapment); or any activity that would circumvent sanctions, treaties, laws or regulations of either the U. S. or the country in which the activity would occur.
Funds may not be used to provide material support or resources to individuals, entities, or organizations of countries that have been identified by the U. S. Department of State as state sponsors of terrorism.
The countries currently identified are: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
This program is administered in compliance with the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977, as amended.
These funds may not be used towards training U. S. Federal Government personnel.