The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created the Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund (CEACF) to provide funding for projects that work to protect critically endangered species in Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania.
The goal of the CEACF is to provide support to projects that have a high likelihood of creating long-lasting benefits to species facing the immediate threat of global extinction. The Critically Endangered Animals Conservation fund has funded 104 projects, since 2009, in 40 countries. The U.S. Fish and Wildilife Service's support often acts as a catalyst to leverage additional funding from other sources for these projects. From 2009-2014, the Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund has awarded $2,697,391 that was leveraged with $4,887,620 in matching funds.