In 2017 the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO established a global partnership to raise the awareness for the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of our ocean: Ocean Literacy for All. In the context of this partnership, and in preparation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will develop ocean literacy communication tools for ocean management and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).
Grant and RFP Listings
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants that catalyze the implementation of electronic technologies (ET) for catch and compliance monitoring and improvements to fishery information systems in U.S. fisheries. We anticipate awarding up to $3.9 million through this solicitation.
Conservation X Labs (CXL) is seeking bold ideas for technology solutions to conservation challenges. Aimed specifically at projects teams that are preparing their first prototype, the Con X Tech Prize could provide a $3,500 grant to take your idea from blueprint to reality.
In 2018, Skye Instruments reached its 35th year trading. To celebrate this special occasion, the company wants to share the benefits with other good causes. In wedding terms, a 35th anniversary sees the gift of coral being shared and this gave us an idea… Being an environmentally conscious company, Skye wants to use its success to help the struggling coral ecosystems however it can.
To achieve this, we want to help promote the importance and value of this unique ecosystem. To do this we have identified several approaches:
The Deep-Sea Biology Society is pleased to announce that it will be providing a number of awards and grants for its members for 2018.
The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.
IDEA WILD seeks to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation by awarding small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. By empowering both aspiring and veteran conservation professionals, IDEA WILD has been instrumental in establishing new protected areas, reversing the decline of species through innovative management plans, restoring damaged and critical habitat, and improving how local communities support and sustain their immediate natural resources. Each year, IDEA WILD distributes over $300,000 worth of equipment – including digital cameras, spotting scopes, mist nets, tents, binoculars, and GPS units – to over 400 conservation projects worldwide.
IDEA WILD focuses its support on professionals working in developing countries where other sources of support are limited or nonexistent, and where a $750 equipment grant is often equivalent to several months’ salary. IDEA WILD accepts proposals from ALL countries.