Our core objective is to help improve the long-term survival prospects of threatened species while improving habitat and supporting the communities who depend on those species. This supports and is aligned to various global policies concerning biodiversity conservation. It is also an important activity in IUCN's programme of work.
We achieve this objective through a threefold mission - attracting new and additional sources of funding to species conservation and communicating the success and the value of this approach. Central however is the process of supporting Civil Society Organisations to perform conservation projects selected through a competitive process that harnesses the power of IUCN's Species Survival Commission to evaluate applications based on the project's quality and its ability to realise a return on investment in terms of the grant-funding.
Currently there are some 26,197 species categorised as threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ which includes assessments for 93,577 species (and counting) as of 1 October 2018.
Calls for Proposals are announced periodically and can be accessed via the portal page link at the top of this page.