Latin American and Caribbean 2021 Mini Grant Winners!

We are happy to announce the 2021 mini-grant winners for Latin American and Caribbean organizations!

This year we received more than 200 applications to our mini-grant program and there were so many excellent proposals among them! It was inspiring to see so many organizations from all over Latin America and the Caribbean take a stand in protection of their local birds and other wildlife, education, citizen science, and the well-being of their communities.

It was not easy for the review committee to decide between so many outstanding applications. There were two types of proposals: community events or series of activities, and workshops for educators and community leaders. Both proposal types aim to protect and increase awareness about local birds and their habitat in their communities.

We selected organizations based on their creativity, potential to create a positive impact through the arts and culture, the creation or improvement of local habitat, citizen science, and geographic diversity. We also selected organizations which will train educators and community leaders in fun and informative workshops. Due to the pandemic this year, we gave preference to organizations which took sanitary measures to protect their participants and the organizers of the activities. Likewise, we chose organizations which proposed working in small regular groups over a long period of time, rather than large gatherings.

We thank all the applicants for all their hard work and effort to promote bird appreciation, conservation and citizen science in their communities.

The selected organizations are: