Reforestation Grants

World Wildlife Fund


Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Belize; Bhutan; Bolivia; Cambodia; Cameroon Expand all

Location of residency: Belize; Bhutan; Bolivia; Cambodia; Cameroon Expand all

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Overview:

At WWF, we understand that investing in training and education for local people is critical for long-term biodiversity conservation. That’s why for over two decades, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) has been providing critical financial support to proven and potential conservation leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to gain the skills and knowledge they need to address conservation challenges in their home countries.

By 2025, WWF aims to protect and improve the management practices of at least 25 percent of the world’s forests to benefit biodiversity and forest dependent communities by working with partners and stakeholders at local, national, and international levels. EFN is contributing to this goal by providing Reforestation Grants to local organizations in select WWF priority areas to plant, protect, and preserve trees. Together, these locally-led projects are helping to restore and reforest tropical areas of significant conservation value.

When carefully planned, forest restoration activities can provide environmental services to the local community and develop new habitats in formerly bare areas. Restoration and reforestation activities also provide an excellent way to involve local stakeholders, generate income, and allow communities to connect with nature and become a vested part of a larger conservation program.

Connecting corridors, creating buffer zones, improving degraded lands, restoring watersheds, and expanding forest cover are just a few ways that forest restoration can have a real and lasting impact for conservation. 

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

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for a Reforestation Grant, an organization must meet the following criteria:
    • Your organization must be legally registered in an eligible country.
    • Your organization must conduct reforestation/restoration activities in a WWF-US priority ecoregion.
    • Your organization must submit all required documents by one of the application deadlines.
    • You organization must complete all grant activities before August 31, 2018.
    • The proposed project must take place at least 90 days after one of the application deadlines.
    • The proposed project must include an active learning, practical skill component, or field-based learning activity that builds skills and knowledge for local stakeholders as part of the project activities.
  • Local organizations from the following WWF-US priority ecoregions are eligible to apply:
    • Amazon and Tropical Andes (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname)
    • Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia)
    • Coastal East Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania)
    • Congo Basin (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo)
    • Eastern Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal)
    • Greater Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
    • Madagascar
    • Malaysia
    • Mesoamerican Reef (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras)
    • Namibia
    • Uganda

Preferences:

  • Please note that priority is given to local organizations conducting tree planting activities that have not yet benefited from this opportunity.
  • Priority is given to local organizations that :
    • conduct cost effective, native tree planting activities
    • focus on priority species (including tigers, forest elephants, and sloths)
    • have not yet benefited from this opportunity


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