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Earth Journalism Network -- Grants for Journalists at the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:54 PM by Site Manager

The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Cancun in December 2016. The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for fellowships to participate. All participants will have their travel expenses and lodging covered. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil's Cerrado

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:50 PM by Site Manager

The CEPF calls for proposals that contribute towards the conservation of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot in Brazil. Eligibility for funding extends to community groups and associations, NGOs, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, and other civil society organizations. The call is open to both local and international civil society organizations, with a preference for applications from local grassroots organizations. For small grants (<US$20 thousand), CEPF will accept letters of inquiry in either Portuguese or English. For large grants, letters of inquiry need to be submitted in English only. The deadline for letters of inquiry (small and large grants) is 30 September 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Program for Mexico 2016

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:36 PM by Site Manager

In "Wildlife Without Borders, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) partners with Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to invite projects that build Mexico's capacity for biodiversity conservation. Grants should focus on projects that improve the capacities of Mexican government agencies and local communities to protect wildlife from illegal trafficking and over-exploitation. Applications are invited from government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. The maximum grant is US$500 thousand for two years. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2016. Link

Whitley Fund for Nature -- Whitley Awards 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:30 PM by Site Manager

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) offers the Whitley Awards to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders in developing countries around the world. The awards are both an international prize and a form of project funding, currently £35 thousand over one year. The program is open to applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in developing countries that are rich in biodiversity. WFN invites applications for projects that conserve freshwater and marine ecosystems in addition to those that conserve terrestrial biodiversity. The application deadline is 31 October 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Asian Elephant Conservation Fund 2016

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:28 PM by Site Manager

As part of its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including Asian 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$50 thousand and that are able to provide some amount of matching support. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. The application deadline is 01 November 2016. Link

Morris Animal Foundation -- Wildlife Health and Welfare 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:21 PM by Site Manager

The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories (i.e., established investigator; first award; fellowship training; pilot study). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 16 November 2016. (Note: The Foundation also manages a wildlife rapid response fund that has no calendar deadlines.) Link

ARCOS Network -- Biodiversity Conservation in Africa

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:19 PM by Site Manager

The ARCOS Small Grants enhance collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region, and the African mountains. The grants program is open to civil society organizations. Governments and for-profit organizations may participate as project partners, or in coalitions where a civil society organization is the main applicant. The maximum grant is US$5 thousand. Applications (English, French) are invited during two periods each year: 01 April to 31 May, and 01 October to 30 November. Link

WWF in India -- Small Grants Program

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:09 PM by Site Manager

WWF-India offers grants up to Rs. 400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years. Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities. Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF's program in India. The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year. Link

Save Our Seas Foundation -- Small Grants 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:04 PM by Site Manager

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) makes grants for marine research, conservation, and education worldwide. Small grants up to US$10 thousand are for early-career scientists focusing on Chondrichthyes species (sharks, rays, skates, sawfish, and chimaeras) or habitat protection. The next application period (Stage I) is 01 April 2017 through 31 May 2017. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

posted Aug 9, 2016, 2:58 AM by Site Manager

Through its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants that address threats to the survival of six species of marine turtles. Funding is for projects located internationally, i.e., outside of the USA and its territories. Applicants can be individuals; multi-national secretariats; state and local government agencies; non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education. Most grants are US$50 thousand or less. The application deadlines are 03 October 2016 (Cycle 1) and 03 April 2017 (Cycle 2). Link

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