Conservation Maven Newsletter                       

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Dear Subscriber,                                                                                 --January 19, 2010

1) We're working on adding more Canadian and international grants to our funding board but we need your help. If you know of non-U.S. grants (or grant listings) please email us.

2) Everyday, we're trying to feature a new "photo of the day" on the site. Please, email us if you have photos to share; we'll link back to your organization or personal site.
Identifying minimum patch sizes for breeding success in birds

Some birds may hang out in small patches, but reproductive success is a different story.... read more
 
Can invasive species enhance the competitiveness of native grasses?

A surprising discovery - invasive species may enhance the competitive ability of native grasses... read more
 
The ecological benefits of reduced stream flows

Conventional wisdom holds that restricting stream hydrology is a bad thing. Here's a contrarian perspective... read more

Bird species colonizing urban areas need their vitamin E

Differences in levels of antioxidants may explain which birds successfully invade and persist in urban areas...read more
 
Prioritizing wildlife migration routes for conservation

A new study tests a method for identifying wildlife migration corridors and prioritizing them for conservation. ... read more
 
Countdown to extinction: wildlife in the Central African Republic

Researchers find that wildlife populations are dropping rapidly in the northern region of CAR... read more

The impact of stream restoration on macroinvertebrates

For all the money spent on restoration projects, are they consistently benefiting aquatic organisms? read more
 
How far can a bee fly and why should we care?

Researchers measure how far foraging bees fly for food. The answer could help us address bee declines ...  read more
 
The impact of beach grooming on coastal habitat

The long standing practice of beach grooming is leading to the loss of coastal strand habitat... read more
 
Can rubber bullets rehabilitate a nuisance bear?

A new study finds evidence that aversive conditioning can be successful in modifying the behavior of some bears... read more
 
Shifting baselines: how quickly we forget about declining species

Human society has a surprisingly short collective memory of past ecological conditions.... read more
 
Evaluating coastal feeding habitat for marine birds

Scientists test a model for figuring out the quality of marine bird feeding habitat over coastal areas... read more
 
Grading Obama on conservation: a 2009 policy review

We consult with 6 leading conservation organizations about their assessment of the past year under Obama... read more
 
Hopes for 2010: a conservation policy wishlist

We asked five leading organizations about their hopes for 2010 conservation policy in the U.S...read more
 
Valuing ecosystem services from wetland restoration

How much are ecosystem services from wetland restoration worth to society?       read more
 
Study tracks salmon farm escapees

Where do salmon go when they escape from fish farms? read more
 
GRANTS: the latest postings from our Funding Board
 
Centers for Ocean Sciences and Education Excellence
posted: 1/20/2010

Population and Community Ecology Research Grants
posted: 1/20/2010

Ecosystem Science Research Grants
posted: 1/20/2010

NOAA FY 2010-2011 Broad Agency Announcement
posted: 1/20/2010

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Grant Program
posted: 1/15/2010

Chesapeake Bay Living Shorelines Grant Program
posted: 1/15/2010

BoatU.S. Foundation Grassroots Grants
posted: 1/15/2010

Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction
posted: 1/15/2010

Mountain Equipment Co-op Community Contributions
posted: 1/14/2010

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grants
posted: 1/14/2010

National Fish Passage Program - 2010
posted: 1/12/2010

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
posted: 1/12/2010

Midwest Region Challenge Cost Share
posted: 1/08/2010

Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership
posted: 1/08/2010

US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program
posted: 1/08/2010

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
posted: 1/08/2010

Sonoran Joint Venture FY 2010 Awards Program
posted: 1/08/2010

full Funding Board: click here