BHS Conservation Fund Grant

British Herpetological Society


Grant amount: Up to £1,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The British Herpetological Society Established in 1947, the British Herpetological Society is one of the most prestigious such societies of its kind in the world. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology. 

Via publications, specialist committees and meetings, the society actively supports:

  • Conservation activities targeted at native British species
  • Field studies and conservation management work worldwide
  • Scientific research
  • Responsible captive breeding and maintenance of reptile and amphibian species
  • Exchange of knowledge and expertise between enthusiasts and herpetologists both in the UK and around the world.

BHS Conservation Fund

The BHS Conservation Fund (formerly Land Fund) can be used in two ways. Firstly to provide funds for purchasing sites with either rare, less widespread or excellent amphibian and/or reptile assemblages with a management plan in place. Sites are considered on their individual merits and the species concerned should have a local species action plan as part of the local biodiversity action plan. Secondly the fund can give grants up to £1500 for practical conservation work such as pond creation, purchase of tools and materials for habitat management preferably match funded. Applications will be assessed on their individual merits.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.