Natural resource management and biodiversity - Funding sources
[Updated: November 21, 2011]
RRF small grants fund for emergency conservation
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is a partnership between Fauna & Flora International, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the United Nations Foundation. RRF grants are available to support emergency conservation activities within, or impacting on, a host of natural World Heritage sites worldwide. Grants are very occasionally made available to other eligible sites.
RRF grants are restricted to countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance according to the Development Assistance committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation
Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects. RSG's are available to individuals and small groups. Applications can be made at any time of the year; decisions are usually made within three months. RSGs generally support projects of about a year's duration. Applications from non-first world areas are strongly encouraged.
International Foundation for Science research grants
Applications for IFS Research Grants are welcome from young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources.
Application deadlines are 30 June and 31 December each year. For more information and application forms, visit the IFS website.