Update: Small grants also available for Mediterranean hotspot conservation- apply now

By Shaun Hurrell, Fri, 16/11/2012 - 11:37

A new call has been issued for Letters of Inquiry for small grants from the CEPF fund BirdLife International, in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for CEPF in the Mediterranean Hotspot, invite Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin hotspot  (small grants: under US $20,000). The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global programme designed to safeguard the Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions known as biodiversity hotspots. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. There are 35 CEPF recognised hotspots worldwide so far, the second largest being the Mediterranean Basin. Together BirdLife International, including its Middle East division and BirdLife Partners DOPPS (BirdLife in Slovenia) and LPO (BirdLife in France), serve as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the CEPF Mediterranean Hotspot.

Funding available for the conservation of the unique and</br>fragile ecosystems of the second largest CEPF biodiversity hotspot 


The deadline for submission is 15th December 2012 The current call pertains to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Tunisia. Completed LOIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: cepf-med-rit@birdlife.org Please follow these links to find out more about CEPF and the RIT, the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot profile, eligibility and application guidelines.


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Has the Spanish Imperial eagle been affected by the myxomatosis virus killing rabbits? It has been affecting the Iberian lynx. Maybe a grant can be used to study how wildlife on the Iberian Peninsula has been impacted, and how it radiates out into specific ecosystems such as forests and wetlands. Donana National Park is where both the Spanish Imperial eagle and Iberian lynx are found. It would be tragic to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site wetland have its food chain disrupted.

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