Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

IUCN’s Second Call for Proposals for Tiger Conservation Projects

Deadline: 12 July 2015

The International Union for Conservation of Nature in Switzerland has launched the second call for proposals for Tiger Conservation Projects. This is part of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme supported by KfW and the German Government.

The programme funds projects on the conservation of wild tiger populations, their habitats and on the sustainable development of livelihoods of human communities living in and around key tiger habitats. The Programme seeks to invest in projects that involve improving the management of tiger habitats, tackling tiger-human conflicts, increasing anti-poaching and law enforcement efforts and engaging and actively involving local communities in tiger conservation.

The first call for concepts was launched in October last year, and resulted in a number of concepts being received from across the nine countries eligible for funding under this programme, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam. The concepts were submitted by some very strong partnerships between NGOs, Government Departments and local communities and were innovative and of high quality. Competition was fierce and unfortunately not all proposals could be funded. Project proposals shortlisted under the first call are currently being finalized.

The ITHCP Secretariat is launching a second call for proposals on June 10th and potential applicants have until July 12th 2015, 23h59 CET to submit their applications.

The size of grants offered ranges from EUR 700.000 to EUR 2 million. The average duration of individual projects is expected to be approximately 3 years, with an anticipated start date in the first quarter of 2016. Projects will need to be completed by the end of 2018.

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