Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund Grants Program

About the Grant Program

There has been concern by members of Executive Council (EXCO) of the Pacific Seabird Group and PSG’s Conservation Committee that some worthy seabird-conservation projects could be accomplished at minimal cost in some locations of the Pacific but are not being pursued because there is no vehicle for funding such projects. The need for support for seabird-conservation efforts is most acute in developing nations. To address this concern, the EXCO established the Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund in 2007 (hereafter, Conservation Fund).

The objective of the Conservation Fund is to advance the conservation of seabirds by providing funds or supplies to individuals from developing countries as well as those from elsewhere working in those developing countries primarily in or bordering the Pacific Ocean, (1) for conservation and restoration activities that benefit seabirds in the Pacific Ocean; and (2) to help develop within-country seabird expertise in developing countries within or bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Click here for a downloadable flyer about the program.

HarrisonAbout the Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund

Craig S. Harrison is a former Chair of PSG and former Vice-Chair for Conservation for PSG from 1992 to 2013. He also is an expert on tropical seabirds, one of the founders of the American Bird Conservancy, and a retired lawyer who specialized in environmental law. Because of his longstanding contributions to seabird conservation, especially those on behalf of PSG, we are honored to be able to name the former Conservation Small-grants Program after him.

Instructions and Requirements

The application form, instructions, and reporting requirements can be found here, or download the pdf. Instructions include background, objective, general instructions, reporting, contact info, application form and application form example. All proposal applications and reports should be sent to Verena Gill, Chair, Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund Committee, and Craig S. Harrison Conservation, and Craig S. Harrison.

Previous Grant Recipients

A list of the recipients of the Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund Grants Program and their projects can be found on the Previous Grant Recipients page. When the projects are completed, the reports are posted and can be viewed by clicking on the title of the study.