National Geographic: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction
The mandate of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water.” In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Fondation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. This initiative will support priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. Currently, biodiversity assessments or conservation planning activities will not be supported.
Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged:
- Specific and defensible priority actions to avert decline of a species or group of species
- Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists
- Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species or group of species occur
Amount: Typically grants are less than $30,000 but can range up to $50,000. The project period is for one or two years.
Eligibility: Individuals who are at least 18 years old. Organizations can also apply for grants, but the person within the organization who will lead the project—not the institution—should be the applicant.
Applications must include a letter of endorsement signed by the Chair, Regional, or Thematic Leader of the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group
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