Whooping Crane Captive Propagation

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 1, 2014 (Sunday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the International Crane Foundation under justification 505DM 2.14B 2 and 3.

Program Description

In 1989, the world's only captive whooping crane flock, housed at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, was subdivided and a portion of the flock shipped to the International Crane Foundation (ICF). The purpose of the move was to provide protection against a catastrophic event that could destroy the only captive flock, and to add to the recovery efforts the avicultural expertise of the Foundation. The objective of this agreement is to recover the whooping crane, to establish additional self-sustaining populations in North America, and thereby to maintain biological diversity, environmental stability, and quality of life for mankind. Intent is to award to ICF without competition. ICF is especially suited to perform in the role of whooping crane captive propagation due to prior expertise and assistance and a portion of the flock is housed at their facility. They are dedicated to conservation of the world's crane species and have trained personnel in aviculture, avian heath care, and rearing of cranes for release in the wild. Substantial involvement on the part of the Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the activities to be funded. In particular, the Service will be responsible for collaborating and cooperating on issues such as: selecting what birds are most genetically suitable for pairing in captivity, what birds will be suitable for wild release, and what birds are surplus to the captive sites and can be shipped to zoos; deciding on research needs and resolving rearing and health problems; disposition of skins and carcasses of mortalities; planning receipt of wild eggs, selecting rearing methods and pairing and breeding techniques.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00197
Funding Opportunity TitleWhooping Crane Captive Propagation
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Natural Resources
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 21, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 1, 2014 (Sunday)
Application Archive DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Total Program Funding$ 150,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 15.655 - Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the International Crane Foundation under justification 505DM 2.14B 2 and 3.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://grants.gov
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Peter J. Fasbender, 920-866-1725
peter_fasbender@fws.gov

peter_fasbender@fws.gov

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