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Dan Woodland
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Post by Dan Woodland » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:02 pm

The Ohio Cichlid Association is looking for Cichlid Education, Research, or Conservation projects involving Cichlids for possible funding through our Jim Conservation Fund. The Jim Smith Conservation fund is designed to provide funding for Cichlid Research, Education and Conservation. In 2008 and 2009 the Jim Smith Fund provided $1,000 to the the Stuart Grant Conservation project for the production and placement of ANDs (Anti Netting Devices) in Lake Malawi. In 2010 the Jim Smith Fund provided $1,000 to a local school trade education school funding a special project for our local Ronald McDonald house. In 2011 the Jim Smith Fund provided funding to Dr. Jay Stauffer at Penn State University which allowed the organizing and cataloging of over 50K Cichlids in over 3000 collections from all over the world. Those samples were compiled into an exhaustive database which is now available for anyone doing research on Cichlids.

If you are associated with an Educational institution or are involved in a bonafide Research or Conservation effort involving Cichlids and want to submit a proposal to the Ohio Cichlid Association's Jim Smith Conservation Fund please contract Dan Woodland at mojarra@cox.net. Proposals should include details of the activity, how it pertains to Cichlid Research, Education or Conservation and planned reporting of project progress and benefits to the family Cichlidae. Deadline for submittal is October 12th, 5pm.

Thanks for looking and we look forward to hearing from you. OCA Leadership

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