Africa
31 Jul 2015

Small grants available to protect critical coastal ecosystems in North Africa

Photo: Louis Marie Preau
By Shaun Hurrell

In its role as the Regional Implementation Team for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, BirdLife International invites Letters of Inquiry from civil society organisations for small grants, to conserve biodiversity in North Africa.

This is a special call for small grants (up to US $20,000) which will be awarded for biodiversity conservation projects in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, with a focus on those that promote civil society involvement in Integrated Coastal Zone Management to minimize the negative effects of coastal development.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday 10th September 2015.

For more details, please see this document:

English: http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/cepf_med_call_for_small_grants_english.pdf

All applicants must use this Letter of Inquiry template and complete Part A and Part B: http://www.birdlife.org/node/4129/#CEPF-Mediterranean-Resources

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Completed LOIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: cepf-med-rit@birdlife.org

Additional information and guidance on how to apply is available on the CEPF website:  http://www.birdlife.org/cepf-med


BirdLife International - including its Middle East office and the BirdLife Partners DOPPS/BirdLife Slovenia and LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, BirdLife in France) - is providing the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot (CEPF Med).

Find out more at www.birdlife.org/cepf-med.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. Additional support in the Mediterranean Basin is provided by the MAVA Foundation. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.

 

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