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Global Landscapes Forum -- Photo Competition

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:51 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 9:51 AM ]

The Global Landscapes Forum will be convened in Lima in December 2014, parallel to the 20th session of the United Nations climate negotiations. In collaboration with Centro de la Imagen (Lima), the Forum is sponsoring a competition to select compelling and beautiful images of multifunctional landscapes around the world and the people, products, places, or politics associated with them. The competition is open globally to both professional and amateur photographers. The two top winning entries will be awarded cash prizes of US$3 thousand and US$1 thousand, respectively. An additional winning photo (audience choice) will be widely displayed and correctly attributed to its author at the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima, and through an online campaign. The deadline for applications is 02 November 2014. Link

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -- Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:37 AM by Jan Laarman

With funding from Germany, the IUCN announces a new five-year program of tiger conservation. The program will benefit NGOs and conservation authorities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam. Supported projects will improve the management of tiger habitats; address tiger-human conflicts; increase anti-poaching and law enforcement efforts; and engage local communities in tiger conservation. In this first call for proposals, grants will range from €700 thousand to €2 million for projects of approximately three or four years. The application deadline for concept notes is 30 November 2014. Link

World Wildlife Fund U.S. -- Reforestation Grants 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:27 AM by Jan Laarman

With funding from the UPS Foundation, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature program offers grants for forest landscape restoration. Applications are requested from legally registered local organizations in the following eco-regions:  Amazon and Tropical Andes; Borneo and Sumatra;  Coastal East Africa; Congo Basin; Eastern Himalayas; Greater Mekong; Madagascar; Mesoamerican Reef; and Namibia.  Project budgets should not exceed US$10 thousand. Application deadlines are 15 December 2014 and 15 March 2015. Link

Hawk Migration Association of North America -- Hawk Watch Fund 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:10 AM by Jan Laarman

The Hawk Watch Fund makes grants to help support independent hawk watches in the Americas. In 2015, the Association expects to award three to five grants with a total value of about US$2 thousand.   Grants can be used for educational materials and displays, construction and maintenance of viewing platforms, hiring hawk watchers, or purchase of equipment.  The application period is 01 December 2014 through 15 February 2015.  Link

Action for Nature -- Young Eco-Hero Awards 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:08 AM by Jan Laarman

This program honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have completed successful projects in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The selected individuals are awarded a cash prize and certificate, as well as public recognition. The annual competition is open internationally. The application deadline is 28 February 2015. Link

Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa -- Grants for Conservation and Sustainable Development

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:54 AM by Jan Laarman

The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA) makes grants for environmental conservation, environmental education and research, and the relief of poverty.  A special priority is projects that combine conservation with the economic and social development of local communities.  Grants are to organizations for one year. The application deadline is 31 March 2015.  Link

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas -- Grants for Environmental Conservation

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:52 AM by Jan Laarman

The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) makes grants to non-profit charitable organizations in Canada, the USA, and Latin America for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, environmental justice, and environmental education. Most recent grants are for two to four years, ranging in amount from under US$30 thousand up to US$1 million. The ideal timing for submitting proposals is during the first quarter of the calendar year. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Biodiversity Conservation in Mozambique

posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:00 AM by Jan Laarman

The CEPF invites applications for small and large (>US$20 thousand) grants to conserve biodiversity in Mozambique.  Eligibility extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants.  The geographical priorities are the Chimanimani Mountains; Mount Chiperone; Mount Mabu; Mount Namuli; and Lake Malawi. The application deadline for large grants is 14 November 2014; the deadline for small grants is 28 November 2014.  Link

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -- Fellowships in Tropical Sciences 2015

posted Oct 10, 2014, 8:38 AM by Jan Laarman

The STRI offers grant support for university and postdoctoral research at its facilities in Panama in several disciplines of biology, ecology, soils sciences, anthropology, and others. Fellowships and internships are awarded to researchers from the USA and Latin America in several program areas.  Applications for short-term fellowships are reviewed quarterly. The longer-term postdoctoral and graduate student fellowships have deadlines on 01 December 2014 and 15 January 2015 (see details in the announcement).  Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- African Elephant Conservation Fund 2015

posted Oct 10, 2014, 8:35 AM by Jan Laarman

The African Elephant Conservation Fund invites project proposals for the conservation of African elephants.  Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$200 thousand for the priority sites named in the announcement, and less than US$50 thousand for other sites. Proposed projects should be able to demonstrate matching support. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. The application deadline is 03 December 2014 Link

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