Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Award

Rainforest Trust


Grant amount: Approximately US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Guyana; 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 Expand all

Location of residency: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Cook Islands; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Guyana; 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; Australia and New Zealand; Caribbean; Central America; Melanesia Expand all

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Overview:

Rainforest Trust provides Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas.

Successful applications should exhibit clear intent to establish a new Protected Area and one or more of the following:

  • Plan to evaluate the presence and abundance of Endangered or Critically Endangered species within unprotected sites
  • Efforts to evaluate land ownership of unprotected sites where Endangered or Critically Endangered species are found
  • Efforts to negotiate land prices and gauge willingness to sell privately owned land
  • Assessments of community and government interest in Protected Area creation

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be an NGO based in the country of the proposed Protected Area site.
  • Project must be based within the tropics or subtropics. 
  • If the area currently has any form of legal protection, you must be expanding an existing protected area.
  • IUCN Red list Critically Endangered or Endangered species must be confirmed within the proposed protected area, or there must be species within the site which, though not yet evaluated for the IUCN Red List, you consider likely to qualify as either Endangered or Critically Endangered. 
    • The species must require updating or evaluating on the IUCN Red List.

Preferences:


Ineligibility:

  • Overhead costs (e.g. 15% for administration costs or office rent)
  • Ecological monitoring or research
  • Forest restoration (e.g. tree planting)
  • Vehicle purchases other than motorcycles
  • International travel


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