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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences -- Training in Taxonomy and Collection Management 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:37 AM by Site Manager

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is the country's focal point for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI). Qualified individuals from developing countries supported by Belgian Development Cooperation can apply for study visits in Belgium to train in taxonomic projects and biodiversity assessment projects that have strong taxonomic components. The call is restricted to trainees who benefited from the GTI support in 2014 and/or 2015. The application deadline is 27 February 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Conservation in Myanmar

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:31 AM by Site Manager

The CEPF will make small grants (<US$20 thousand) in Myanmar in support of strategic conservation in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot. Eligibility for funding extends to local NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations. The closing date for letters of inquiry (English, Burmese) is 07 March 2016. Link

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -- Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:29 AM by Site Manager

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awards grants in the USA and internationally to address negative impacts to coral reefs, and to improve the effectiveness of coral reef management. The international priorities include training and pilot projects to build management capacity for coral reef management in Micronesia, Samoa and the Southwest Pacific, the Coral Triangle region, and the Wider Caribbean. However, all international locations are eligible. NFWF welcomes applications from all persons and organizations (except U.S. federal agencies) within and outside the USA. Most grants will range from US$30 thousand to US$75 thousand for projects of one to two years. The deadline for pre-proposals is 08 March 2016. Link

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

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:04 AM by Site Manager

The USFWS "Wildlife Without Borders" includes a regional program for Central America. The program seeks to conserve priority species and ecosystems across landscapes that have high value for biodiversity in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, while simultaneously benefiting local communities. The announcement identifies thematic areas and the key landscapes of Central America for conservation activities. The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016. Link

Conservation Action Research Network -- Congo Basin Grant Program 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:00 AM by Site Manager

The Congo Basin Grant Program provides competitive research grants of up to US$5 thousand for African graduate students and early-career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation, and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin. Applicants should be 35 years of age or younger, and reside in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, or Uganda. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 01 May 2016. Link

IUCN-Netherlands -- Purchase of Nature 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:58 AM by Site Manager

The World Conservation Union in the Netherlands (IUCN-Netherlands) manages the Purchase of Nature program, funded by the Dutch Postal Code Lottery. The program provides grants of up to €85 thousand for the purchase and protection of threatened wildlife habitats and vulnerable ecosystems in Asia-Pacific countries, Africa, and Latin America. The grants are to qualified and experienced local conservation organizations. The deadline for pre-proposals is 01 May 2016. Link

American Orchid Society -- Annual Conservation Awards

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:41 AM by Site Manager

The American Orchid Society sponsors the Conservation Recognition Awards to honor outstanding work in orchid conservation. One prize focuses on conservation in North America; the other has no geographical limitations. Prizes are US$500. The closing date for nominations is 01 September each year. Link

Both ENDS -- Promoting Leadership of Young Environmentalists 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:40 AM by Site Manager

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative offers grants to advance the leadership of young individuals working for or affiliated with environmental civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries. JWH especially encourages the nomination of young women and local community leaders. Grants range from €2,500 to €7,000 each. The next application deadline is 01 September 2016. Link

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -- Research Funding 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:35 AM by Site Manager

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama is dedicated to understanding tropical ecology and biological diversity. STRI funds research grants as well as fellowships, field courses, and other collaboration opportunities. Many categories of research fellowships have an application deadline on 01 December 2016. Link

Waitt Foundation -- Small Grants for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:23 AM by Site Manager

The Waitt Foundation makes the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) grants to strengthen and expand marine protected areas, and to promote sustainable fisheries. Grants support scientific research, policy, management, and public awareness. There are no geographical restrictions. Grants are up to US$10 thousand, and occasionally up to US$15 thousand. Applications are reviewed with a quick turnaround time to address urgent needs. Eligibility extends to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA and anywhere in the world. Preliminary grant requests are accepted all year. Link

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