IUCN SOS opens a Call for Proposals for grants under its Central Asia Initiative. Civil Society Organisations that would like to submit proposals focusing on the conservation of the Goitered Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) and the Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply until 23:59 CET on 5 August 2019. Projects submitted for funding must be 18 months or less in duration.
Goitered Gazelle inhabits mostly grassland and desert habitats, while the Snow Leopard is found at elevations in mountain habitats. Their populations are decreasing and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ lists both as Vulnerable to extinction. By focusing on these species, which have complementary ranges, the initiative ensures that grants will benefit large parts of Central Asia’s most important ecosystems: high mountains and lowland steppes and semi-deserts.
The SOS Central Asia Initiative was launched in 2019 and will be active until the end of 2021. This Call for Proposals is designed to support the implementation of the Programme of Work of the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI) of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
If you are interested in applying for a Threatened Species Grant, please visit the Call for Proposals website. There you will find all of the necessary information and documentation, including the eligibility criteria for applications.