Deadline: 15 March 2015
Apply for the Reforestation Grants up to USD 10,000 for regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human wellbeing in deforested or degraded forest landscapes by the Environmental Funders Network (EFN). Forest Landscape Restoration can bring back life to degraded or clear-cut areas.
Purpose of the Grants
EFN is looking for organizations that will use this opportunity to
- Connect corridors.
- Create buffer zones.
- Improve degraded lands.
- Restore watersheds.
- Expand forest cover.
- Allow local stakeholders to connect with nature and become a vested part of a larger conservation program.
Local organizations from the following eco-regions are eligible to apply.
- Amazon and Tropical Andes (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname)
- Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia)
- Coastal East Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania)
- Congo Basin (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo)
- Eastern Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal)
- Greater Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
- Mesoamerican Reef (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras)
- A legally registered organization in a WWF-US priority eco-region.
- Conduct reforestation/restoration activities in a WWF-US priority eco-region (priority is given to local organizations conducting tree planting activities).
- Include an active learning or field-based learning activity that builds skills and knowledge for local stakeholders as part of the project activities.
All the applicants must complete an online application and provide a clear proposal that must include:
- A summary of the organization’s work to date and major accomplishments.
- Name of project lead and other key individuals involved in the project.
- An overview of the need for the reforestation project, conservation objective and other related project goals.
- An explanation of how this reforestation project fits in with other conservation projects in the area – specifically WWF projects.
- A description of the reforestation site with photos of the proposed site.
- A detailed description of the proposed activity
- A detailed description about the training program and how it is building skills and knowledge of local stakeholders to advance conservation.
- A project timeline.
- A detailed project budget (not exceeding USD$10,000).
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