Action for The Wild and Colchester Zoo: Inviting applications to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Donor Name: Action for The Wild (AFTW) and Colchester Zoo
Funding name:  Action For The Wild (AFTW) fund

Funding brief:  Colchester Zoo aims to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Action for the Wild aims to provide habitat and survival aids for native species and support of nature projects nationally. In co-operation with other bodies, it aims to establish protected areas, implement habitat management and be involved in breeding and translocation of threatened flora and fauna.

Action for the Wild aims to raise awareness and respect for nature through formal and informal education programmes. It also aims to encourage and support scientific and quantitative research from which conservation and animal welfare benefits can accrue.

Priority projects include:
Wildlife conservation projects in species-range countries
Habitat / prey protection projects in species-range countries
Education activities in species-range countries
Scientific techniques for species conservation monitoring
Human / wildlife conflict resolution

Criteria: A conservation project needs to follow all or some of the following criteria in order to receive funding:
The project needs to address a globally-recognized conservation priority
The project should focus on threatened species and benefit wild populations of this species
The project should increase habitat protection / management
Projects will be favored that are collaborative in nature, with partnerships involving different organizations, the government, local communities and specialist groups
Overseas projects need to have approval from the host government and appropriate authorities
The project needs to have long term goals. It needs to be part of an established conservation programme or well-suited to becoming a long term programme
The project needs to be realistic; with sound scientific methodology and be logistically feasible with a high probability of success
The project should be based on sound scientific and management principles and clearly deliver a conservation goal i.e. a research report, education materials, a demonstrated contribution to a critical conservation need etc
The project should have existing funding arrangements and not duplicate or conflict with other ongoing conservation efforts

Deadline: The Action for the Wild committee meets every year in January to discuss project support for that year; we request that all project applications are received by the 30th December of each year.

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Funding limit: Only applications of £5,000 or under will be considered

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How to apply: Please follow the guidelines below and then summit your application in one of the following ways listed below, before December 30th.
By email to
By post to:Rebecca Moore, Director of Conservation, Education and Research, Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL,UK
By fax to: +44 (0) 1206 331392 F.A.O. Rebecca Moore. If submitting by fax, please send a follow-up copy by post.

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