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New England Biolabs Foundation -- Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 2:05 PM by Site Manager

The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on the Gulf of Honduras (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras) and Nicaragua in Central America; Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru in the Andes region; and Ghana and Cameroon in West Africa. The Foundation occasionally makes grants in a few other countries where it has previous experience (El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania). Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The next deadlines for letters of inquiry (English, Spanish) are 01 March 2016 and 12 August 2016. Link

World Wildlife Fund -- Conservation Leadership in Mozambique and Myanmar

posted Feb 10, 2016, 2:02 PM by Site Manager

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-U.S.), through its Education for Nature program, offers special grants to build capacity for conservation leadership in Mozambique and Myanmar. The Russell E. Train Fellowships provide support for conservationists in Mozambique and Myanmar to pursue graduate-level study anywhere in the world with the goal of advancing conservation in both countries. Applicants may request up to US$30 thousand per year for up to two years. The deadline to apply for the Conservation in Mozambique Fellowship is 01 March 2016. Note: Additional grants are available for short-term training (for individuals) and training workshops (for organizations) in both countries. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Biodiversity Conservation in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:58 PM by Site Manager

The CEPF makes grants supporting conservation in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot. The focus of the current call is capacity building in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Eligibility for grants (>US$20 thousand) extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other applicants from civil society. Government-owned enterprises and institutions are eligible subject to certain conditions about their independence, as explained in the announcement. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 03 March 2016. Link

British Ecological Society -- Research Grants and Outreach Grants 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:56 PM by Site Manager

The BES makes Research Grants in support of scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Small projects can be awarded up to £5 thousand, and early-career ecologists can apply for funding up to £20 thousand. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on nationality or residence of applicants, or where they carry out their research. Additionally, BES offers Outreach Grants of up to £2 thousand to encourage its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. The application deadline is 21 March 2015. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Ecosystem Profile for the Mountains of Central Asia

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:54 PM by Site Manager

CEPF is soliciting proposals from organizations or teams to prepare the ecosystem profile for the Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot. CEPF will make one award of US$300 thousand for a team to lead a process of stakeholder consultation in the region and produce multiple documents. The key countries for consultations are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan -- although consultations are also to be conducted in China and Uzbekistan. The team will rely on desk studies for Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. CEPF will accept proposals from any qualified organization anywhere in the world, including NGOs, private consulting groups, and public and private universities. Government-owned enterprises and institutions are eligible subject to certain conditions about their independence, as explained in the announcement. The closing date for expressions of interest is 21 March 2016. Link

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo -- Scott Neotropical Fund for Wildlife Conservation 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:38 PM by Site Manager

The Scott Neotropical Fund makes grants for conservation of wildlife in the neotropics (Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and South America). Grants support research, training, and technical assistance with the aim of benefiting local communities and providing wildlife protection. The primary investigator must be resident in the neotropical region. Grants are US$3 thousand to US$5 thousand. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 04 April 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Conservation in South America 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:23 PM by Site Manager

The USFWS "Wildlife Without Borders" includes a regional program for South America. The program provides critical support to conserve priority species, habitats and ecological processes in landscapes with high biodiversity value in South America, currently focusing on conservation in the Tropical Andes and the Southern Cone. Projects should seek to reduce threats such as unsustainable land use, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife trafficking of illegal species, and wildlife pet trade. Grants are to organizations, not individuals. NGO applicants must include a recent letter of support from the appropriate local, regional, or national government wildlife or conservation authority. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 02 May 2016. Link

Club300 Foundation -- Grants for Bird Protection

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:11 PM by Site Manager   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 1:12 PM ]

The Club300 Foundation, based in Sweden, makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis. The objective is research and conservation of the world's highly threatened and poorly known bird species (IUCN's Red List). The deadline for applications (English, Swedish) is 31 July of each year. Link

European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) -- Funding for Conservation Projects 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:09 PM by Site Manager   [ updated ]

The EOCA makes grants for field-based projects in wildlife conservation; protection of forests and wetlands; litter clean-up on trails and mountains; environmental education in local communities; and other initiatives in support of nature-based travel and tourism. Grants are to nonprofit organizations in amounts up to €30 thousand for projects of one to two years anywhere in the world (except North America). The next application period is 01 July 2016 through 31 July 2016. Link

Oak Foundation -- Grants for Marine Conservation and Climate Change

posted Feb 10, 2016, 12:59 PM by Site Manager

The Oak Foundation makes grants in several program areas, including Environment. The sub-program for marine conservation focuses on protecting the Mesoamerican Reef; management of coastal and marine resources in the North Pacific and Arctic oceans; and measures to improve fisheries policy and management in Europe.Grants in the sub-program for climate change support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the power and transport sectors of North America, Europe, and some emerging economies, e.g., Brazil, China, and India. Grants in the environment program generally range from US$50 thousand to US$1 million. Applicants that meet the Foundation’s requirements can submit letters of inquiry at any time.

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