2020/013: Funding Opportunities for Migratory Species Conservation Including for COVID-19 Response

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to inform you of funding opportunities for the conservation of migratory species including in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a first opportunity, the IUCN Save Our Species (SOS) African Wildlife Initiative invites proposals for Rapid Action Grants targeting terrestrial and freshwater threatened species in continental Sub-Saharan African and Madagascar. The Rapid Action Grants aim to enable an immediate response to newly emerging threats, including those linked to the COVID-19 crisis. This is an open-ended call. To apply for a grant, please visit here.

A second funding opportunity is within the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Rapid Response Grants established to address emergencies requiring rapid action. The Rapid Response Grants intend to combat negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the management and governance of protected areas and to enhance the resilience of local communities in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. This call is open until 31 December 2020. To apply for a grant, please visit here.

In addition to the above-mentioned grants instituted to counter the COVID-19 emergency, the Secretariat is glad to inform you about other prospects that may provide a source of funding to contribute to the conservation of migratory species.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provides targeted funding to support species conservation initiatives. The deadline for applying for this grant is 31 October 2020. Instructions for applicants can be found here.

National Geographic has open calls under all its grant programmes including those in support of Big Cat Conservation and Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction. The deadline for applying for both grants is 21 October 2020. Instructions for applicants can be found here.

Last updated on 24 September 2020