National Geographic Society RFPs: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Deadline: 3 October 2018

National Geographic Society is inviting proposals for its Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans.

National Geographic Society will support on the ground priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans (e.g. Action Plans, Conservation Strategies, Population and Habitat Viability Assessments) as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group.

Preference will be given to proposals that include feasible plans to demonstrate change in key, quantifiable indicators of: for example, reduction in drivers of population decline (e.g. unsustainable hunting, fishing or logging); or increase in numbers, degree of protection, or connectivity of populations of the target species.

Themes

Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged:

  • Specific and defensible priority actions to avert a species decline;
  • Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists;
  • Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species occur

Funding Information

  • Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. 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.
  • All applications should include a clear review of the state of knowledge about the topic and a plan for evaluating the outcomes of the proposed work.

Criteria

Funds are not restricted by taxon or region; proposals must include principal investigators or participants resident in the country where the fieldwork will be conducted and show indication of legal permission to conduct the work if funds are granted.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction.

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