NAAS Offers Native American Grant Program

NAAS Offers Native American Grant Program

e059960f04314d2b61f654742f9cbc1cBlack Hawk 100Research 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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