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U.S. Department of State -- Wildlife Law Enforcement in Central America and Dominican Republic

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:44 AM by Site Manager

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State offers support to increase public participation in the enforcement of wildlife laws and the reduction of illegal wildlife trade in the countries of the CAFTA-DR (Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement). The goal is to increase public awareness, provide education, and promote new economic opportunities as alternatives to wildlife trafficking in the Dominican Republic and at least two other countries of the CAFTA region: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Eligibility for funding extends to non-profit NGOs, educational institutions, and public international organizations. The program will make one grant up to US$250 thousand. Funding Opportunity OES-OTE-16-004. The application deadline is 01 June 2016. Link

International Elephant Foundation -- Elephant Conservation and Research 2017

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:26 AM by Site Manager

The International Elephant Foundation makes grants for conservation and research of elephants. Eligibility extends to organizations and individuals internationally -- including students, scientists, and institutions. The program has three categories: (i) African elephant conservation in situ; (ii) Asian elephant conservation in situ; and (iii) Ex situ elephant conservation and research. Most awards are about US$10 thousand for one year. The application deadline in all categories is 12 August 2016. Link

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program – Young Scientist Awards 2017

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:20 AM by Site Manager

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 2016. Link

Fondation Segré -- Wildlife Conservation

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:18 AM by Site Manager

Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia-Pacific; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal. Link

Siemenpuu Foundation -- Community Projects in Environment and Natural Resources

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:15 AM by Site Manager

The Siemenpuu Foundation supports civil society organizations in developing countries working for ecological democracy, environmental protection, and prevention of environmental threats. Grant recipients are NGOs and community organizations for conservation and development in regions and countries where Siemenpuu has partner organizations and networks. The Foundation’s geographical interests are Indonesia, the Mekong Region, India and Nepal, Mali, and Latin America. Each regional program identifies its strategic priorities and organizational structures. Grant seekers in the priority regions may want to inquire about the possibilities of collaboration. Note: The Foundation's budget has been sharply reduced due to funding cuts by the Government of Finland. Link

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) -- Graduate Scholarship Program

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:52 AM by Site Manager

The Graduate Scholarship Program provides funding to support exceptional conservationists in the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, Latin America, and North America (indigenous groups) in masters and doctoral programs. Following the award of a scholarship, WCS initially assists each scholar to identify appropriate institutions of study. WCS country program directors, or other agreed and designated nominators, may nominate one applicant per year per country. Only nominated applicants will be considered. The nomination process occurs in two stages. The short-form deadline is 29 April 2016. Link

MacArthur Foundation -- Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Tropical Andes

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:44 AM by Site Manager

The MacArthur Foundation’s Conservation and Sustainable Development program invites letters of inquiry for conservation projects in the watersheds of the Tropical Andes. Proposals should have regionwide impact or influence in at least two of the four focus countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. In addition to other criteria, MacArthur prefers projects that will promote effective partnerships with national and local organizations, including through sub-grant arrangements. Grants are for periods of one to three years. The deadline for letters of inquiry (in English) is 02 May 2016. Link

European Marine Research Network -- EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:26 AM by Site Manager

EuroMarine 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 full member organizations in two or more countries. Member organizations include some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey. Grants are up to €10 thousand, varying with the type of activity. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

Zoological Society of London -- EDGE Fellowships 2016

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:12 AM by Site Manager

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Program provides fellowships for two-year projects in research and conservation of EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) mammals, amphibians, corals, and birds. In 2016, preference will be given to applications for work on African species. The program is open to early-career conservation biologists who are nationals or residents of the country in which the EDGE species occur. EDGE Fellows receive a grant of up to £10 thousand; an opportunity to attend two regional training courses and to undertake online modules in relevant topics; and one-to-one support from a scientific advisor. The application deadline is 15 June 2016. Link

Biodiversity Foundation -- Grants for Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:05 AM by Site Manager

Spain's Biodiversity Foundation funds conservation field projects, research, education and training, and public awareness. Most grants are made in Spain. However, the Foundation is willing to consider international projects proposed by Spanish nonprofit NGOs; by large international nonprofit NGOs; by nonprofit organizations in other EU member states; and projects co-funded by AECID (Spain's agency for international development cooperation). Grants are up to €60 thousand for one year. The closing date for the main program of competitive grants is 15 July 2016. Link

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