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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Conservation in Northern Tanzania

posted May 1, 2015, 2:45 AM by Site Manager

USAID intends to strengthen conservation in the northern geographical landscape of Tanzania. Key objectives are sustaining critical wildlife habitats; reducing wildlife poaching; reversing land degradation; restoring watersheds; and improving community livelihoods through conservation enterprises. All applicants are eligible, except individuals and governments. USAID encourages applications from potential new partners. Successful applications must provide a minimum cost share amount of 10% of USAID's contribution. Funding Opportunity RFA-621-15-000004. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2015. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -- Sea Turtle Research and Conservation 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 2:37 AM by Site Manager

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (USA) invites applications for projects to increase the populations of sea turtles in an international context. The majority of projects will take place in the Western Hemisphere within the migratory range of the seven turtle populations within the portfolio. Eligibility for grants extends to all persons, organizations, and agencies (except the U.S. government). Most grants will range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand for projects of one to three years. Applicants need to provide a 1:1 match in terms of funding or in-kind services. The closing date for pre-proposals is 02 June 2015. Link

Weeden Foundation -- Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia

posted May 1, 2015, 2:13 AM by Site Manager

The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 13 August 2015. Link

Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew -- Bentham-Moxon Trust 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 2:05 AM by Site Manager

Through the Bentham-Moxon Trust, Kew Gardens (UK) makes 30 to 40 small grants per year to botanists and horticulturalists for plant collection and field research; international visits or work at Kew; travel and conferences; and other project support. Preference is for grants that involve a developing country. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2015. Link

Mava Foundation -- Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Economy

posted May 1, 2015, 1:50 AM by Site Manager

The Mava Foundation aims to promote the protection of nature by conserving biodiversity and ecosystem functions; promoting sustainable management and use of natural resources; and fostering a strong and effective conservation community. Its regional priorities are the Mediterranean Basin, the coastal zone of West Africa, and the Alpine Arc and Switzerland. Additionally, Mava engages in actions that contribute to conservation at a global level. Grant recipients are primarily international NGOs, research institutes and universities, and local NGOs. Applicants who believe they meet Mava's strategy and funding criteria submit a project concept note and budget. Link

World Land Trust -- Land Purchase for Conservation

posted May 1, 2015, 1:41 AM by Site Manager

The Trust provides funding for the initial acquisition of land that has conservation importance. It also funds additional activities related to protection, biodiversity monitoring, education, outreach, habitat restoration, and species reintroduction. The Trust works with legally registered and experienced conservation NGOs based in developing countries. Qualified conservation organizations which seek to become a partner prepare a project proposal that follows the Trust's criteria. There is no calendar deadline. Link

Auckland Zoo -- Small Conservation Grants

posted Apr 20, 2015, 3:26 AM by Site Manager

The Auckland Zoo manages a Conservation Fund Small Grants Program to support ongoing projects and pilot programs with clear conservation value. Eligibility for funding extends to individuals and organizations for projects in New Zealand and in the developing world. Grants are up to NZD$5 thousand, but are usually in the range of NZD$1 thousand to NZD$3 thousand. The next application deadline is 17 May 2015. Link

Zoological Society of London -- EDGE Fellowships 2015

posted Apr 20, 2015, 3:15 AM by Site Manager

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Program provides fellowships for two-year projects in research and conservation of EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) mammals, amphibians, corals, and birds. The program is open to early-career conservation biologists who are nationals or residents of the country in which the EDGE species occur. EDGE Fellows receive a grant of up to £8 thousand; an opportunity to attend two regional training courses and to undertake online modules in relevant topics; and one-to-one support from a scientific advisor. The application deadline is 15 June 2015. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Conservation of Amphibians in Decline 2015

posted Apr 20, 2015, 3:11 AM by Site Manager

Amphibians in Decline supports activities that address threats to frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians that face an unprecedented threat of extinction. Species should meet the criteria to be listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered on IUCN's Red List. Eligibility for grants extends to individuals, multi-national secretariats, government units (all levels), nonprofit NGOs, and institutions of higher education. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$25 thousand. The closing date for applications is 19 June 2015. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund 2015

posted Apr 20, 2015, 3:10 AM by Site Manager

The Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund makes grants for projects that conserve the world’s most endangered species. Species eligible for funding are those that face a very high risk of extinction in the immediate future; that are not located in North America or high-income countries of Europe; and that are not included in other USFWS programs. Eligibility for grants is unrestricted. The USFWS favors proposals that request under US$25 thousand, and that contribute complementary resources. The deadline for applications is 19 June 2015. Link

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