Big Cats Conservation Initiative to Protect and Restore Big Cat Populations

Deadline: 10 April 2019

The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for “Big Cats Conservation Initiative” to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs.

The goal of this fund is to identify projects that will help halt the decline of African big cats in the wild.

BCI conducted an evidence-based analysis to assess big cat conservation in Africa, identify funding gaps, and determine a focused engagement strategy for lion conservation funding (Jacobson and Riggio, 2018).

Funding Information

  • Applicants may request up to $100,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.
  • Up to 20 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant and/or team members.
  • Up to 15 percent can be used for institutional overhead (applicable only for awarded grants of at least $50,000).

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/big-cats-conservation/

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