TCF Executive Board:Hugh R. Quinn, Co-Chair (DoubleHQ@aol.com)Anders G.J. Rhodin, Co-Chair (RhodinCRF@aol.com)Chris B. Banks; Kurt A. Buhlmann; Kevin R. Buley; Eric Goode; Douglas B. Hendrie; Brian D. Horne; Rick Hudson; Russell A. Mittermeier; Hans-Dieter Philippen; Colin Poole; Peter C.H. Pritchard; Walter C. Sedgwick; Peter Paul van Dijk
The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) administers a turtle conservation and research grants program. Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows. Awards at the present time are approximately in the $2000 to $5000 range per project, with occasional funding up to $10,000.
Priority for funding is given to projects that focus on species that are already highly threatened (Critically Endangered or Endangered) as determined by the IUCN Red List (http://www.iucnredlist.org/).
TCF’s highest priority species targeted for funding are listed below.
We welcome proposals for the conservation of species other than those listed, provided a convincing rationale is included why the species’ conservation status merits funding from the TCF.
Award recipients enter into contractual agreement with one of our partner organizations (Conservation International, Chelonian Research Foundation or EAZA Shellshock Campaign) to produce the proposed work. Award recipients are also encouraged to publish at least partial results of the supported research in the international scientific turtle journal, Chelonian Conservation and Biology, published by TCF Alliance Partner Chelonian Research Foundation (CRF; http://www.chelonian.org/).
For further information and application guidelines go to http://www.turtleconservationfund.org/
TCF Priority Species List
Apalone spinifera ater
Batagur affinis (southern Malay Peninsula and Sumatra )
Batagur baska (northeastern India and Bangladesh , perhaps into Myanmar )