PTES accepting applications for Annual Conservation Insight Grants
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is a conservation charity that has been working for the past 40 years to ensure a future for endangered species throughout the world.
It offers funding to projects that focus on sound research or conservation work that is likely to lead directly to practical conservation outcomes with a lasting benefit to the species and habitat concerned.
The Conservation Insight Grants are for projects focusing on endangered species for up to two years. Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years, with a maximum total of £20,000, are available.
The funding will be awarded for work that seeks to do one of the following:
- Find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of a species.
- Provide the answer to a key conservation question, which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conservation action.
- Undertake the implementation of a key local action which will result in a significantly, positive impact for an endangered species.
High priority projects include:
- Gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work.
- Using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy.
- Devising and testing a new methodology for monitoring a species or group of species.
Priority is also given to applications for conservation and research work on species classified as endangered, critically endangered and extinct in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Applications are currently being accepted from scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation. To be eligible, the project leader should be based either within an NGO or a university research department.
Applications will only be considered from those already working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or in countries classified by the World Bank as low and middle-income. Priority is given to native project leaders working in their own country.
The deadline for applications is 20 April 2018, but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in early
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