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WILD GENOMES – AMPHIBIANS

The call for proposals closed August 19, 2022 and

Awarded teams will be announced in December 2022

Revive & Restore and Morris Animal Foundation are pleased to partner on Wild Genomes – Amphibians: a new funding opportunity for conservationists interested in applying genetic insight to the protection and management of amphibian wildlife. From caecilians to salamanders to frogs, all species belonging to the three orders of amphibians qualify. Proposals should describe a conservation-oriented effort that will benefit substantially from genomic sequencing and biobanking.

Wild Genomes is designed to accelerate the genomic sequencing and biobanking of species with a clear conservation need. Potential projects will be evaluated according to timeliness and urgency (is the species at risk?), the ecological role of the targeted species (e.g., keystone species), the species’ potential role in providing ecosystem services, and the intended use of the data (how will the scientists apply the information to affect a positive conservation outcome?). Through this program, we aim to put the fundamental tools of genetic rescue into the hands of people who manage wildlife.

Revive & Restore launched the Wild Genomes program in June of 2020. Wild Genomes funding calls are topic-specific. See previously awarded Wild Genomes projects here.

About Morris Animal Foundation
Headquartered in Denver, and founded in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

Banner images of critically endangered amphibians from left to right: Lemur leaf frog, Axolotl salamander, Chinese giant salamander, Chiricahua leopard frog, and Arroyo toad