Ramsar: Call for Applications for Wetlands for the Future Fund


Deadline: 30 October 2017

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is seeking applications for its initiative “Wetlands for the Future Fund” which is intended to catalyze wetland activities currently underway or planned within the region, or complement existing training and education initiatives with wetland-related instruction.

Wetlands for the Future Fund addresses issues stated in Ramsar’s Strategic Plan, 2016-2024, particularly Operational Goal 4: Enhancing implementation, and in particular training related to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the Americas.

Since 1997, the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), the United States State Department, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have operated a special initiative, the Wetlands for the Future (WFF) training programme, to benefit Latin American and the Caribbean institutions and individuals through capacity building and training in the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

This initiative promotes the implementation of the concept of “wise use” of wetlands through strengthening the capacity of countries to manage their wetland resources in perpetuity and contributing to integrate wetland conservation and management with the development process.

Thematic Areas

  • Training & Capacity Building
  • Awareness Raising Activities
  • Documentation
  • Wetland Management & Tools
  • Academic & Research
  • Networking
  • Protection and conservation of priority species

Eligibility Criteria

  • All Contracting Parties within the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the Ramsar Convention and Mexico that are current in their contributions to the core budget of the Ramsar Convention have access to the Fund. Countries that are not Party to the Ramsar Convention (non-Contracting Parties) are also eligible to apply for assistance to allow them to progress toward accession to the Ramsar Convention or to respond to natural emergencies.
  • National, State, provincial, or local government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations of eligible Contracting and non-Contracting Parties may apply. Grants CANNOT be given to individuals or for-profit organizations.
  • Note: All non-governmental organizations applying for assistance from the Fund must have a legal personality, and the respective documents demonstrating this status must be enclosed with the proposal.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.     

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.

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