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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Small Grants to Conserve Biodiversity in Ethiopia

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:40 AM by Site Manager

The CEPF will make small grants (up to US$20 thousand) that will contribute to Strategic Direction 1 (Investment Priority 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) and Strategic Direction 2 (Investment Priority 2.1) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. The current call is for Ethiopia only. The program is open to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 20 October 2015. Link

UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) -- Darwin Initiative, Round 22

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:38 AM by Site Manager

Co-administered by Defra and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the Darwin Initiative contributes knowledge that links biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in the world's low and middle-income countries. Applications in Round 22 are now open for post projects, scoping projects and fellowships. There are no restrictions on the nationality or location of applicants. The closing date for applications is 27 October 2015. Link

Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds -- Applications 2015

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:30 AM by Site Manager

The British Birdwatching Fair (Birdfair) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) jointly provide small grants for research on birds listed by IUCN as “endangered,” “critically endangered,” or “data deficient.” Priority is for researchers working in their own countries, particularly in collaboration with BirdLife’s partners. The maximum grant is US$2 thousand, with preference for smaller requests. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2015. Link

World Wildlife Fund U.S. -- Grants for Conservation Workshops in 2015-2016

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:22 AM by Site Manager

WWF-US offers up to US$7,500 for workshops that train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on conservation issues. Applying organizations must have an established presence in an eligible country (countries are listed in the announcement). The workshops should focus on practical skills and field activities to increase local learning and build capacity. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2015; 01 February 2016; 01 May 2016; and 01 August 2016. Link

ARCOS Network -- Biodiversity Conservation in Africa

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:17 AM by Site Manager

The ARCOS Small Grants enhance collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region, and the African mountains. The grants program is open to civil society organizations. Governments and for-profit organizations may participate as project partners, or in coalitions where a civil society organization is the main applicant. The maximum grant is US$5 thousand. Applications (English, French) are invited during two periods each year: 01 April to 15 May, and 01 October to 15 November. Link

International Primatological Society (IPS) -- Pre-Congress Training Program for Conservation

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:15 AM by Site Manager

The IPS invites applications for the 2016 Pre-Congress Training Program for Conservation, scheduled for August 2016 in the USA. This four-day event is held before each IPS Congress. Applicants should be currently focused on primate conservation in their work or study program, especially those dealing with the conservation of endangered primate species. Applicants must be citizens of a primate habitat country, be early in their careers, and cannot have participated in a previous IPS Pre-Congress Training Program. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2015. Link

Cooper Ornithological Society -- Mewaldt-King Grants

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:09 AM by Site Manager

The Society makes several categories of grants, including the Mewaldt-King grants for research in ornithology and avian biology by university graduate students of any nationality. Many past grants have supported research in tropical regions. Grants are US$1 thousand. The application deadline is 15 January of each year. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) -- Conservation of Sea Turtles in the Western Hemisphere 2016

posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:50 AM by Site Manager

The NFWF has developed a 10-year strategy to improve the recovery of seven sea turtle populations in the Western Hemisphere. The current request for proposals focuses on conservation of Caribbean hawksbill turtles and Eastern Pacific leatherbacks in selected coastal zones of the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and Mexico. The program is open to U.S. nonprofit 501(c) organizations; U.S. federal government agencies; state government agencies; local governments; municipal governments; Indian tribes; educational institutions; businesses; unincorporated individuals; and international organizations. Most grants will range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand. A minimum of a 1:1 match of cash and/or in-kind services is required. The deadline for pre-proposals is 14 October 2015. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) -- Caribbean Seabird Program 2016

posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:48 AM by Site Manager

The Caribbean Seabird Program supports conservation actions that address invasive animal threats for focal species in priority regions. The program aims to remove invasive animals from breeding islands, and to build capacity to plan, implement and administer seabird conservation programs in the Caribbean. The deadline for pre-proposals (business plans) is 14 October 2015. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) -- Pacific Sea Bird Program 2016

posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:45 AM by Site Manager

The Pacific Seabird Program supports conservation that addresses priority threats to focal species including non-native invasive animals and plants, incidental take in fisheries (by-catch), forage depletion, and human disturbance. The announcement identifies target seabird species and sites in Alaska, California, Mexico, Chile, Hawaii, and U.S. islands and territories of the Western/Central Pacific. The deadline for pre-proposals (business plans) is 14 October 2015. Link

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