Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WWF Conservation Workshop Grants





Conservation Workshop Grants fund organizations to train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on local and regional conservation issues. These grants support training workshops with a strong hands-on learning component that will build capacity for people living in WWF priority places in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Local organizations from select WWF-US priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.

Organizations may request up to $7,500 for the proposed training.

Participating Countries
Organizations working in the following countries are eligible to apply. Please note that within the eligible countries EFN gives preference to applicants working in certain WWF priority places, indicated in parenthesis below.
  • Belize (Mesoamerican Reef)
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Amazon)
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon (Congo Basin)
  • Central African Republic (Congo Basin)
  • Colombia (Amazon, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
  • Dem. Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
  • Ecuador (Amazon and Galapagos)
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana (Amazon)
  • Gabon (Congo Basin)
  • Guatemala (Mesoamerican Reef, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
  • Guyana (Amazon)
  • Honduras (Mesoamerican Reef)
  • Kenya (Coastal East Africa)
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique (Primeiras e Segundas marine area, Quirimbas, Lake Niassa Aquatic Reserve, Ruvuma Landscape)
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal (Terai Arc Landscape, Sacred Himalayan Landscape, Chitwan Annapurna Linkage)
  • Papua New Guinea (Coral Triangle)
  • Peru (Amazon, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
  • Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
  • Solomon Islands
  • Suriname (Amazon)
  • Tanzania (Coastal East Africa)
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

Eligibility
To be eligible for an EFN Conservation Workshop Grant, the following criteria must be met:
  • Your organization must have an established presence in an eligible country.
  • Proposed training and capacity building activities must provide skills and knowledge to groups that will help advance conservation in an eligible country.
  • Proposal must include an active learning, practical skills, or field activity component.
  • Training must take place within one year of submission of the application.
  • Priority is given to organizations established in an eligible country for at least 3 years.
  • Priority is given to local and regional organizations that train local participants.
  • Priority will be given to organizations working in WWF priority ecoregions.
NOTE: Organizations are limited to one grant every three years. Priority is given to organizations that have not yet benefited from this opportunity.

Application Deadlines
All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The workshop must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection, and processing of the grant. Applications will be reviewed 4 times a year as noted below:
  • February 1, 2015
  • May 1, 2015
  • August 1, 2015
  • November 1, 2015




For further details and application please visit the WWF Conservation Workshop Grants page. 

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