Addressing the needs of species conservation

August 30, 2016 by in News

Mohamed bin ZayedThe Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is currently accepting applications for its Grant program with an aim  to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.  The deadline for applications is 31 October 2016.

Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species.

It is the intention of the Fund to provide small, targeted grants to local and grassroots projects, but applications for larger grants will occasionally be considered at the invitation of the board.

Funding Information

  • The Fund maximum grant size is US$25,000, and any application asking for more than this from the Fund will be rejected.
  • The total budget of a project can be higher if there are other sources of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant.
  • The Fund will consider grants for the conservation of any threatened or poorly known animal, plant or fungus species.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • Budgets must be submitted in US Dollars.

Indigo Gold comment

This is a great opportunity to apply for an international grant.  If the threatened species you wish to protect is on the IUCN Redlist ( you should seriously consider applying online for a grant.