Wildlife Without Borders-Africa Program

To strengthen the ability of African institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats, and ecological process for the benefit of the people of Afican and the world.

Of particular interests are projects that build the human and institutional capacity of effectively conserve and manage natural

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protected areas in Africa.

Of particular interest are projects that provide training to: (1) Increase human and institutional capacity to mitigate the impact of extractive industries, climate change, human/wildlife conflict, illegal trade in bushmeat, and/or wildlife disease in and around protected areas; (2) Strengthen human and institutional capacity to administer protected areas by focusing on: human resource management, financial management, vehicle and facility maintenance, grant writing and project implementation, community outreach and education, conflict resolution, and coalition building; (3) Increase the capacity of universities, colleges or other institutions to deliver training programs on protected area management; and (4) Strengthen decision makers' knowledge of concepts relevant to protected area design, legislation, policy, and finance, and the importance of harmonizing these with other national sectoral policies; (5) Assess the capacity of protected areas and/or institutions responsible for their management.
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Examples of Funded Projects

After this programs first cycle of funding is complete, annual summaries of the projects funded will be located at http://www.fws.gov/international/dicprograms/africa_program.html Hard copies of this information will also be available upon request from the Division of Division of International Conservation at (703) 358-1754 or WWB_Africa@fws.gov.

Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - Region 1, (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, Trust Territories of the Pacific) Regional Director: Renne Lohoefener, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181.

Telephone: (503) 872-2716; Fax: (503)231-6118.

California Nevada Operations Office Regional Director: Steve Thompson, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W2606 Sacramento, CA 95825.

Telephone: (916) 414-6486; Fax: (916) 414-6464 Region 2 (New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas) Regional Director: Benjamin Tuggle, P.O.

Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103.

Telephone: (505) 248-6910; Fax: (505) 248-6282.

Region 3, (Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa).

Regional Director, Robyn Thorson Federal Building, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111.

Telephone: (612) 713-5284; Fax: (612) 713-5301.

Region 4, (Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico).

Regional Director: Sam Hamilton, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345.

Telephone: (404)679-4006 Fax: (404) 679-4000.

Region 5, (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island) Regional Director: Marvin Moriarty, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035.

Telephone: (413) 253-8308.

Fax: (413) 253-8300.

Region 6, (Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota) Regional Director, Mitch King, P.O.

Box 25486, DFC Denver, CO 80225.

Telephone: (303) 236-7920 Fax: (303) 236-8295 Region 7 (Alaska) Regional Director: Tom Melius, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Telephone: (907) 786-3306 Fax: (907) 786-3542.

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