NAAS Offers Native American Grant Program
Research on birds and their conservation in the reservations and traditional knowledge about birds and conservation held by Native Americans, are vital but generally not mainstream for research and conservation. As David Yarnold writes in Audubon
, “The sheer size of Indigenous lands and the biodiversity found in them –and the critical role they’ll play in achieving the 30 by 30 goal
—mean Indigenous rights, traditional knowledge, and land stewardship [must be] built into conservation planning.”
Yet Native Americans, in large part due to long-standing systemic discrimination, have been disproportionately un-involved in such efforts. However, Native Americans have a longtime and deep interest in birdlife. This grants program to support such research/conservation efforts not only helps to incorporate Native Americans more fairly into research/conservation efforts but also will produce important results for ornithology and conservation.
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