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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands -- Ramsar Wetlands Conservation Awards 2015

posted Jul 20, 2014, 6:23 AM by Jan Laarman

The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention calls for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of Ramsar's Contracting Parties in June 2015. The three awards are: (i) wetland wise use; (ii) wetland innovation; and (iii) young wetland champions. With funding donated by the Danone company, each award is US$10 thousand. The deadline for nominations is extended to 31 July 2014. Link

British Ornithologists' Union -- Grants and Bursaries 2015

posted Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 AM by Jan Laarman

The BOU invites amateurs and professionals to apply for its Small Ornithological Research Grants. Research grants are up to £2,000 to support small projects outright, or to partly fund medium-sized programs. Grants are on any aspect of ornithological research in the UK and worldwide. The BOU also offers Career Development Bursaries of normally up to £2,500 to support short-term research positions of young and early-career ornithologists in any country. The closing date for applications (both programs) is 30 November 2014. Link

Marsh Christian Trust -- Core Support for Environmental and Animal Welfare

posted Jul 20, 2014, 5:47 AM by Jan Laarman

The Marsh Christian Trust offers long-term core funding to small registered charities. It supports a few hundred different charities per annum across fields that include environmental causes and animal welfare, among other subjects. Since its inception, the Trust has been a supporter of organizations devoted to nature conservation and the well-being of wildlife, both within the UK and internationally. The size of grants ranges from £250 to £4,000. Applications are sent to the Trust’s postal address in London, where they are reviewed on a continuous basis.  Link 

Texas State Aquarium -- Marine and Wildlife Conservation in the Gulf of Mexico 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:46 PM by Jan Laarman

The Texas (USA) State Aquarium administers the Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund (WCCR). The Fund makes grants up to US$15 thousand for research and conservation that focus on species and/or habitats interpreted at the Aquarium, with emphasis on conservation in the Gulf of Mexico.  The application is 12 August 2014. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Conservation in the Indo-Burma Region

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:42 PM by Jan Laarman

CEPF calls for letters of inquiry from local civil society organizations in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam in support of its conservation program in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot.  The program offers both small and large (over US$20 thousand) grants to implement the strategic directions identified in the call.  Information is provided in multiple Asian languages.  The closing date for letters of inquiry is 18 August 2014. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -- ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:39 PM by Jan Laarman

The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program is a partnership among ConocoPhillips, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The program makes grants for the conservation of birds and their habitats in areas where ConocoPhillips has an operating presence in the USA and internationally. Grants will range from US$50 thousand to US$500 thousand. The program requires 1:1 matching resources.  The deadline for pre-proposals is 18 August 2014. Link

Otto Kinne Foundation -- Prizes in Ecology

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:34 PM by Jan Laarman

Each year, the Otto Kinne Foundation invites nominations from research ecologists worldwide for the Ecology Institute Prize (€6 thousand) and the IRPE Prize (€3 thousand). In 2014, the Foundation calls for nominations in limnetic ecology.  The deadline for nominations is 31 August 2014. Link

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement -- Small Grants Fund 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:16 PM by Jan Laarman

AEWA makes grants to support waterbird conservation in eligible African countries of the African-Eurasian Flyways. Grants are up to US$20 thousand for projects of up to two years in African AEWA contracting parties. Proposals can be submitted by any national governmental agency or any national or international non-governmental agency/organization involved with the conservation of migratory waterbirds and/or their habitats in the respective eligible country.  Proposals need to be endorsed by AEWA's national focal points. The next application deadline is 10 October 2014. Link

Golden Turtle -- Competition in Wildlife Photography

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:12 PM by Jan Laarman

The Golden Turtle photo contest aims to recognize outstanding wildlife photography in Russia and internationally. The contest has multiple categories and a total prize fund of US$80 thousand. The official languages of the competition are Russian and English. The closing date is 31 October 2014. Link

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program – Young Scientist Awards 2015

posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:10 PM by Jan Laarman

UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program makes grants for conservation research through its Young Scientists Awards. Priority is for projects carried out in the world's biosphere reserves. Awards are up to US$5 thousand in support of research on ecosystems, natural resources, and biodiversity. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 October 2014. Link

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