U.S. Embassy South Africa inviting Applicants for “Protecting SA Heritage & Reducing Demand for Wildlife” Program

Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy South Africa of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a coordinated national public marketing campaign for audiences in South Africa for illicit wildlife products, with a particular focus on rhino horn and elephant ivory, as well as pangolins, vultures, and other trafficked flora and fauna.

The primary objective is to produce a national media campaign designed to raise awareness among a wide spectrum of South Africans regarding the connection between their cultural and natural heritages and how extant threats to their natural heritage, in particular the country’s wildlife, is an assault on their cultural heritage. The ultimate goal is to reduce the illicit trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in South Africa. This coordinated public outreach campaign would target audiences in South Africa to reduce support and facilitation of poaching and other illegal activities. The U.S. Mission to South Africa may share selected parts of the produced media campaign with its counterparts in primary destination countries for poached wildlife products (e.g. China, Vietnam) which can then be adapted, translated, and distributed in those destination countries with the goal of ultimately reducing demand. South Africa faces alarming rates of transnational illicit trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products, including rhino horn, elephant ivory, pangolins, vultures, and other trafficked flora and fauna.

Award Information

  • Total expected funding: $30,000
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000

Participants and Audiences

Communities near threatened wildlife habitat; those who might be coerced or incentivized to participate in or support poaching, smuggling, intimidation, fraud, corruption, or other activities related to illicit trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products.

Priority Region

Project activities must take place in South Africa, and be directed at South African audiences/participants. As threatened species inhabit all provinces, this campaign should target media throughout South Africa. It should be carried through both national/mass media and local/community media, especially in relevant vernacular languages.

Eligible Applicants

The following United States and South African organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations;
  • Public and private educational institutions.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314247

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces 2019 Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Bureau of INL announces “Logistics, Travel and Support for Law Enforcement and Rule of Law Programs in the Caribbean” Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) Project – Colombia

British Embassy in Phnom Penh seeking Proposals to Support Democratic and Sustainable Development

Mobility Fund for Civil Society Organisation Experts in the Black Sea Region

U.S. Embassy in Skopje inviting Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations for “Building Community Resilience” Program

World Wild Fund inviting Applicants for Professional Development Grants

Bureau of NEA/AC and U.S. Embassy Tunis Assistance Unit seeking Applications for Tunisia Civil Society Accelerator (EXCEL)

Submit Proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Zimbabwe

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of ILAB announces Driven Labor Law Enforcement Centers in Colombia

Call for Proposals: Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Iraq

Funding Call to Support the Deployment of Tailored and Quality Learning Offer for Low-skilled / Low-qualified Adults

2020 Innovation Fund Leading to Social, Health, Environmental and/or Economic Benefits for Canadians

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network- United States

Embassy of Canada to Morocco and Mauritania announces Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2019-20

Small Grants Program for Fighting against Infectious Diseases affecting Developing Countries

Nominations Open for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Call for Applications: Curator’s Exchange Program

APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize 2019 Nominations now open

EU announces EIDHR- Country Based Support Scheme in Eritrea

Humanitarian Assistance Program (HA) for Beninese

UKRI inviting Mental Health Network Plus Engagement and Impact Coordinator Program

Women’s Fund Asia announces Call for Applications 2019–20 under the “Environmental Justice”

Fluxus Art Projects for France & UK based Non-profit Organisations