Friday, September 30, 2011

Bird funding opportunities in Africa

Sound Approach Bird Fund Offers funding up to £10,000 to bird conservation projects around the world. We're looking for projects that will have a significant conservation benefit, making a real impact on the survival of threatened species, for example: · Research projects that aim to identify threats to bird populations; · Projects which aim to eradicate or minimize identified threats; · Projects to protect and assist endangered birds, e.g. safeguarding sites, habitat restoration; · Surveys and other work to assess the status of threatened species and identify new species; · Campaigns and outreach work to address the impact of human activity on birds, particularly relating to habitat destruction from industrial developments and hunting; · Projects which raise awareness of bird conservation issues, e.g. through community work, schools, local decision-making or land-management organizations etc. Deadline: no deadline, decisions within about 2 months of application. Website:
African Bird Club Makes Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards for conservation projects in Africa. Grants can be used for survey and research of African birds, educational projects, training courses, informational guides, and other ideas. Individuals and organizations can apply for grants of up to £2 thousand. Applicants must be normally resident in Africa, and satisfy other criteria. Deadline: Applications are due at the end of October, February and June. Website: British Ornithologists' Union - Small Research Grants and Career Development Support Invites amateurs and professionals to apply for its Small Ornithological Research Grants. Most research grants are £1,000 (exceptionally up to £2,000) per project to support small projects outright, or to partly fund medium-sized programs. Grants are on any aspect of ornithological research in the UK and worldwide. Deadline: November 30 Website: Club 300 Foundation for Bird Protection The Foundation, based in Sweden, makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis. Eligibility is open to everyone. Deadline: January 1 and July 1 Website: