Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge Partnership Grant

Rainforest Trust

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Grant amount: Approximately US $200,000

Next deadline: Jun 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Feb 1, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Hong Kong; India; Libya; Macao; Maldives; Namibia; Oman; Paraguay; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Taiwan, Republic Of China; United Arab Emirates; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Western Sahara; Yemen Other eligible locations: Africa; Caribbean; Central America; Melanesia; Micronesia Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; British Indian Ocean Territory; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Hong Kong; India; Libya; Macao; Maldives; Namibia; Oman; Paraguay; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Taiwan, Republic Of China; United Arab Emirates; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Western Sahara; Yemen Other eligible locations: Africa; Caribbean; Central America; Melanesia; Micronesia Show all

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About this funder:

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Overview:

We partner with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas for safeguarding endangered species and exemplary intact landscapes. Join our partnership now to save species and protect our planet.

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

Eligibility:

  • Partnership applications should meet the following criteria:
    • Clear focus on creating a new protected area or the expansion of existing protected areas through land purchase, designation as a national park or other officially recognized protected area, conversion of logging concessions to reserves, community protection.
    • Proposed sites must be currently unprotected. Use IUCN’s World Database of Protected Areas to determine if the area is already recognized as protected (category 1-6).
    • The site must qualify as a KBA under criterion A1(a) (site regularly holds a globally significant proportion of the population of a Critically Endangered or Endangered species; see page 16 of the KBA Standard)
    • Proposed sites must either:
      • Protect globally significant populations of Critically Endangered (CR) or Endangered (EN) species. A proposed site should qualify as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) under criterion A1(a) – it regularly holds >0.5% of the global population AND >5 reproductive units of at least one CR or EN species (see page 16 of the KBA Standard). There also must be recent, verifiable evidence that species assessed as CR or EN on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species occur within the proposed site. OR
      • Protect an Intact Landscape according to the attached criteria.
    • Endorsement from project stakeholders, especially local communities.
    • The applicant must be an NGO based in the country of the proposed protected area and have authorization to work.

Ineligibility:

  • We are unable to assist with the following:
    • Overhead costs
    • Long-term ecological monitoring or research
    • Habitat restoration (e.g., tree planting)
    • Vehicle purchases other than motorcycles
    • International travel