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    Neotropical Grassland Conservancy


    Melanie Colón

    The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy (NGC) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of savannas, gallery forests, wetlands, and associated ecosystems in Central and South America.

     

    These Neotropical grassland ecosystems are the unheralded counterparts of the rain forest. Comprising over 250 million hectares (~625 million acres), these threatened areas receive little attention yet they host numerous threatened plants and animals, sustain fisheries, and provide water to millions of people.

     

    If these ecological systems are to be preserved, it is the in-country scientists, professors, students and landowners who will best affect attitudes and land use practices and make the difference between habitat preservation and destruction.

     

    The NGC provides equipment and grants to students and scientists from Central and South America working in grassland habitats. Proposals are reviewed quarterly by a panel of scientists and are awarded based on merit and need. We encourage growth of local conservation programs and create lasting relationships with funded research groups.


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