Ocean Park Conservation Foundation: Supporting Projects on Habitats throughout Asia

Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK) is currently inviting applicants for its conservation funding projects in Asia 2017-18 with an aim to support projects on other threatened amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes, invertebrates and other aquatic and terrestrial mammals, as well as their habitats throughout Asia.


  • Theme 1: Climate Change
  • Theme 2: Marine Debris
  • Theme 3: Saving Asian Biodiversity
  • Theme 4: Amphibian and Freshwater Turtle Crisis
  • Theme 5: Wolong National Nature Reserve (WNNR)

Grant Information

  • Majority of successful applications in 2016/17 were one-year projects averaged HK$ 227,000/year (US$29,000).
  • Proposals can be one to two years as regular projects, or 3 to a maximum of 5 years as multiple-year projects.

Focus Areas

  • Wildlife Conservation
    • Conduct in-situ field studies to enhance the understanding of the target species population, the condition of their habitats and the threats they face in the wild, and/or
    • Collaborate with local communities, institutes and the government to formulate effective conservation management plans to preserve the threatened animal species and their habitats, and/or
    • Conduct ex-situ studies on the target species to promote in-situ conservation efforts.
  • Social Science-based Conservation
    • Design and organise in-situ and ex-situ conservation education programmes to raise local communities’ awareness of wildlife conservation and to engage them to change their daily activities and behaviour in support of conservation efforts, and/or
    • Conduct capacity-building programmes or workshops to advance the nature reserve and conservation education teams’ knowledge and skills for effective conservation action.
    • Regular projects last from 1 to 2 years should focus on either one nature of the above. For multiple-year projects last for 3 to 5 years, both natures can be submitted but in two separate proposals. Applicants shall also explain how resources and the project works are synergised and complementing each other to achieve the overall goal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Foundation solicits proposals from countries or regions in Asia according to United Nations Statistical Division (mentioned below) plus Papua New Guinea, with higher priority will be given to projects from Eastern, Southern and South-Eastern Asia.
  • Coastal countries connected to Asia where funding is limited and with threatened wide-ranging Asian species inhabited, such as the Far East Russian western gray whales, are included.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit completed form via online application system through the given website.

Eligible Countries

  • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Eastern Asia: China, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, Macao Special Administrative Region, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea
  • Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • South-Eastern Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
  • Western Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • Papua New Guinea

For more information, please visit OPCFHK 2017/18.

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