Grants for Saimaa Ringed Seal Protection

Nestori Foundation

Grant amount: Up to €10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Finland

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Foundation grants financial support for projects that aim especially at safeguarding and improving the living conditions protection of the Saimaa Ringed Seal. These include communication and raising of public awareness of the need to protect the Saimaa Ringed Seal protection, scientific studies on the seal, acquisition of land and water areas for protection of the seal, and supervision of nature reserves. The decisions on the grants are made by the Board of the Foundation.

The Nestori Foundation encourages the protection of the Saimaa Ringed Seal in many ways. The Foundation backs supports voluntary workers in seal stock inventories, grants funds for research, supports nature conservation organisations doing in Saimaa Ringed Seal protection work, gives financial means for organising nature outings and exhibitions and gives prizes for school nature projects. The foundation also finances the Saimaa Ringed seal-LIFE –project during 2013-2018.

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  • The Nestori Foundation finances Saimaa Ringed Seal protection and research projects carried out only by Finnish or other organisations or persons working in Finland.