Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund
The Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund, running from 2021 to 2026, is funded by Fondation Segré through IUCN Save Our Species.
The Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund focuses on threatened species and their habitats across Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. This initiative will support young and early researchers as well as conservation projects throughout the course of five annual Calls For Proposals. Each year, the Calls will focus on different animal species considered as threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In 2021, the Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund launched Calls For Proposals focusing on terrestrial, freshwater and marine species, and in 2022 another focusing on Endangered and Critically Endangered squamates, the most diverse and largest order of all reptile groups.
The Fund will make available two different types of grants:
- Conservation Action Grants will support on-the-ground conservation action with the goal of improving the status of threatened animal species and their habitats. Threatened species are those with a global Red List status of Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN), or Critically Endangered (CR). Maximum grant size for Conservation Action Grants will be EUR 50’000 with a maximum duration of 12 months. These grants are open to all local and national Civil Society Organisations, as well as local or regional Non-Governmental Organisations, with a primary focus on local non-profit organisations.
- Research Support Grants will support young and early scientists in their research to improve the knowledge on threatened species and their role in natural ecosystems. These grants intend to provide budding researchers the opportunity to develop into world class conservationists. Maximum grant size for Research Support Grants will be EUR 7’000 for a maximum duration of 12 months. Applicants have to be enrolled in a curriculum at an academic institution in order to apply.
Any active Calls for Proposals are posted on the Calls for Proposals web-page.