The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and CEPF invite Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-government organisations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for biodiversity conservation projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot.
The Indo-Burma Hotspot comprises all non-marine parts of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, plus parts of southern China.
This is the second call for LoIs issued by IUCN and CEPF for the Indo-Burma Hotspot under the second phase of investment (2013-2018). The deadline for receipt of LoIs is 17:30 (Bangkok time) on Wednesday 11th December 2013 but applicants are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline, in order that review and processing of their applications can begin sooner. This call for LoIs covers Strategic Directions 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 in the ecosystem profile, and the following two countries: Myanmar and Viet Nam.
Full call for Letter of Inquiry and the template in English, Myanmar and Vietnamese are available in the "related downloads" box.