Zoos Victoria: Inviting applications for ‘International Conservation Grant’ to focus on alleviating community-driven threats to wildlife.

Funding brief: The International Conservation Grants target projects that focus on alleviating community-driven threats to wildlife. The project must result in measurable outcomes for wildlife, as a result of specific community action(s). The target audience (people) can be an in situ community or a community not located in the immediate locale of the wildlife. Zoos Victoria defines an in situ community as a community of local people who are directly impacted by, or directly impact a project.

Two project examples are listed below:
Threat: an in situ community in Madagascar is cutting down trees for kitchen firewood, resulting in deforestation and less habitat for lemurs; and a consequent decrease in lemur numbers.

Behaviour change action: local communities make fuel briquettes and fuel efficient stoves.

Measurable outcome related to people (measure of behaviour uptake), e.g. number of women using briquettes and stoves; related benefits such as income generation from sale of stoves, and increase in skills from producing own stoves.

Measurable outcome for wildlife: decrease in amount of firewood being extracted from forest (threat reduction); increase in number of lemurs in the forest.

Threat: an Australian community has an increasing consumption of mobile phones, which leads to increase in demand for coltan (high level conductor found in many electronic devices) in gorilla habitat. This threatens gorilla populations.

Behaviour Change Action: Recycle your mobile phone.

Measurable outcome related to people (measure of behaviour uptake), ie. number of phones donated for recycling.

Measurable outcome for wildlife: decrease in amount of coltan extracted from gorilla habitat. Increase in number of gorillas in coltan mining areas.

Donor Name: Zoos Victoria
Funding name: International Conservation Grant

Deadline: Applications are open from August, 1st, 2019 and close on 30th, September, 2019.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Funding from Zoos Victoria will not exceed AUD. 20,000 per project. Total grant money available is AUD $80,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Supported projects will need to be completed by 31st, October, 2020. Project timeline must not exceed 12 months.

Eligible organization: As below

Wildlife impact must be located outside Australia. However, the target audience for the behaviour change may be located within Australia, or within the locale of the wildlife.
Projects need to demonstrate how they are facilitating community action and/or changing behaviour in their target audience in order to alleviate threats to wildlife.
Measurable outcomes for people and wildlife must be tangible/measurable targets, not just an “increase”. In many cases this requires projects to have baseline data to measure success against. Measurable reductions in threat are also valid measures of success.
Projects with a conservation education focus must demonstrate tangible outcomes for wildlife – raising awareness/knowledge alone does not change behaviour.
Project timeline must not exceed 12 months. However, Zoos Victoria recognises that some measures of success take longer than 12 months to eventuate. Please state goals of 12 month funding in the context of the project’s long-term success.
Projects that include reintroduction or relocation processes must be endorsed by relevant government bodies.
Project must ensure that the welfare of animals in the wild is paramount and in accordance with governing welfare agencies.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Budget must be presented in AUD (Australian dollars).

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