Focus of This Profile: Grants for conservation of threatened and endangered species.
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants for the conservation of threatened and endangered species of animals, plants, and fungi on a worldwide basis.
In addition, the Fund intends to recognize leaders in the field of species conservation and scientific research, and to elevate the importance of species in the global conservation discourse.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Grants for species conservation. The Fund makes grants for the conservation of endangered and poorly known species anywhere in the world.
The Fund is primarily interested in in situ species conservation, but will consider applications for ex situ projects in certain circumstances where they are critical for the survival of the species concerned. Most grants to date are for projects in developing countries, especially in tropical zones.
Grant recipients include national and local NGOs and other civil society organizations focused on conservation and development, as well as major conservation organizations that work internationally.
The Fund provides grants of two sizes:
About the program
APPLICATION: Grant applications are made online in English.
An application includes details about the applying organization; a project overview and description; information about media support; and a budget, references, and permits.
The Fund provides a timetable of submission deadlines that reflect the review panel’s annual schedule.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Fund became operational in 2009, with an initial endowment of €25 million.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a private philanthropic interest. The donor is Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan -- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The Sheikh’s conservation interests include efforts to protect the falcon, houbara bustard, and Arabian oryx.
The Fund offers a projects database searchable by species names, IUCN classifications, continents, and years.
The website posts frequently asked questions (FAQ), which are highly informative for grant seekers.
The Fund provides complete contact information for its office in Abu Dhabi.
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