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World Wildlife Fund -- Conservation Funding for Myanmar

posted May 20, 2015, 2:51 AM by Site Manager

WWF-US is offering special grants over the next four years to build capacity for conservation leadership in Myanmar. WWF will train and educate individuals at top universities and training centers in Myanmar, the Greater Mekong region, and around the world. Training grants for individuals are up to US$6,500. In addition, the program will support registered non-profit organizations in Myanmar to conduct conservation workshops. Organizations may request up to US$7,500 for conservation workshops. Guidelines are available in English and Burmese. The remaining deadlines in 2015 for grants in support of conservation workshops are 01 August and 01 November. Link

Research Council of Norway -- Environmental Research for a Green Transition

posted May 20, 2015, 2:43 AM by Site Manager

The Research Council of Norway announces its first call for proposals issued by the MILJØFORSK program (2016-2025) to generate new knowledge about biodiversity, cultural environments, ecosystem services, hazardous substances, and pollution. It will also study pressures on the environment and the relationships between social drivers/measures and natural drivers/responses. The MILJØFORSK program will cooperate with the Norway – Global Partner program (NORGLOBAL) to incorporate partners from the developing world into the grant proposals. The priority partner countries for 2015 are Afghanistan; Ethiopia; Haiti; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Palestine; Somalia; South Sudan; and Tanzania -- see the announcement for other developing countries which are also eligible. The deadline for applications is 09 September 2015. Link

Body Shop Foundation -- Wildlife and Environmental Protection

posted May 20, 2015, 2:32 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation makes grants to support animal and wildlife protection through measures to combat illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products; protect wildlife habitat; and rescue and rehabilitate captured animals. It also makes grants for community water supply; tree planting; environmental education and training; and other environmental initiatives at the grassroots level. The Foundation’s staff research and choose the grant recipients. However, the Foundation may sometimes post requests for applications, particularly in its regional programs. Link

Hermès Enterprise Foundation -- Biodiversity and Local Knowledge

posted May 20, 2015, 2:27 AM by Site Manager

The Hermès Enterprise Foundation is active in France and internationally in promoting traditional craft skills and expertise; supporting the creative arts; providing access to education and training; and protecting biodiversity. Projects link biodiversity conservation with the application of traditional knowledge and expertise, and promote sustainable and people-centered development. Applications can be submitted by organizations or individuals. There are no restrictions on nationality or residence, and no guidelines about minimum or maximum grant size. Applications are sent by postal mail to the Foundation’s office in Paris. Link

Nippon Foundation -- Marine and Maritime Affairs

posted May 20, 2015, 2:20 AM by Site Manager

Particular interests in this program area include legal, policy, and governance issues in maritime affairs; support for multilateral networks on ocean issues; and marine environmental management and oceanography. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations based outside of Japan. They can be regional or international NGOs/NPOs, including educational and research institutions. Link

Rare -- Grassroots Conservation

posted May 20, 2015, 2:16 AM by Site Manager

Rare aims to build the capacity of conservation leaders in developing countries to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment. Rare does this by choosing local implementing partners that lead “pride campaigns” to inspire communities to take pride in their natural heritage, and to work towards conservation solutions that do not sacrifice other needs. Rare currently runs programs in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Mozambique, and Latin America. Organizations that are interested in partnering with Rare should contact these offices. Link

Institute for Field Biology -- Field Courses 2015

posted May 11, 2015, 12:23 AM by Site Manager

The Institute for Field Biology (IFB) provides leadership in the knowledge of biological diversity based upon field methods. The IFB conducts field research courses in Spain for graduates and postgraduates students at an early stage in their training. The courses are taught in English and are suitable for students in disciplines such as biology, ecology, environmental sciences, and environmental management. Applications are welcomed from any country. The IFB offers a small number of student grants, with a preference for supporting students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Field Skills course in September 2015, and the Biodiversity and Conservation Field Course in October 2015, have an application deadline on 30 May 2015. Link

European Marine Research Network -- EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2015-2016

posted May 10, 2015, 11:52 PM by Site Manager

This second EuroMarine call announces funding to support workshops, working groups, and training and capacity building in themes of marine conservation and management. Proposals should engage at least three EuroMarine member organizations in two or more countries. Member organizations include some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, and Turkey. Grants are up to €7,500 per activity. The application deadline is 30 June 2015. Link

Ornithological Council (OC) -- Grants for Bird Research and Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015

posted May 10, 2015, 11:41 PM by Site Manager

The Ornithological Council makes grants for projects in ornithological research and conservation in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. An applicant must be willing to join an OC member society if he/she receives an award and is not already a member. In 2015, the OC will make one or more grants for US$12,500. The deadline for applications (Spanish, English) is 31 July 2015. Link

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo -- Africa Seed Grants and Asia Seed Grants 2016

posted May 10, 2015, 11:37 PM by Site Manager

Both programs make grants for wildlife conservation and research in their respective regions. The priority is for projects focusing on wildlife and habitat protection, human-wildlife conflict, sustainable environmental practices, capacity building, and conservation biology. There are no application restrictions by nationality. In both programs, the seed grants range from US$1,000 to US$3,500. The deadline for pre-proposals (both programs) is 02 November 2015. Link

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