2016/001: Funding Opportunities for Migratory Species Conservation

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to inform you of new funding opportunities.

Two funding opportunities are within the Wildlife Without Borders programme of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service International Conservation Funds. Project proposals can be submitted to the African Elephant Conservation Fund and Wildlife Without Borders – African Program. The deadline for applying for both grants is 15 January 2016. Instructions for applicants can be found here.

The second funding opportunity is within the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund to support the protection of endangered species. The deadline for applying for this grant is 29 February 2016. Instructions for applicants can be found here.

These grants promote objectives that are consistent with those of the Convention and its specialized agreements and may thus provide a source of funding to assist the CMS Family with the implementation of conservation activities on the ground.

The Secretariat encourages Parties to the Convention and partner organizations to propose projects that contribute to the implementation of any plans, actions or initiatives developed under CMS and its instruments, and will strive to support these proposals with letters of endorsement.

Anyone who is eligible and interested in submitting a project proposal to these USFWS Funds and/or the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund that supports CMS goals is kindly asked to contact:

Laura Cerasi
Associate Partnerships and Fundraising Officer
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
E-mail: laura.cerasi@cms.int

Last updated on 07 January 2016