Photo Credit: Lacoste/BETC Paris



As of 1 October 2018, a Call for Proposals for the species featured in the Lacoste x IUCN Save Our Species partnership campaign 2018 is now open.

In February 2018, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species entered into a partnership with French global fashion design company Lacoste to champion awareness of threatened species conservation. This public-facing campaign transformed awareness of threatened species by using attractive limited edition polo-shirts where the iconic crocodile logo was replaced by each of ten different threatened species. The number of polo-shirts corresponding to the number of known remaining individual animals in the wild for each species.  

IUCN’s SOS is now issuing a call to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to submit proposals targeting the conservation of any of the ten species featured on the polo-shirts.  The objective of this Call for Proposals is to enable and support CSOs to carry out sustainable survival measures at local level that protect the species, their habitats and improve the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.  The ten target threatened species include

1. The Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata)  

2. The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus

3. The Northern Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis)  

4. The Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus

5. The Kakapo Parrot (Strigops habroptila)

6. The Cao-Vit Gibbon (Nomascus nasutus

7. The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus

8. The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis

9. The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. Sumatrae

10. The Anegada Rock Iguana (Cyclura pinguis

Under this current call, SOS is accepting applications until 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 11th November 2018.

If you are interested in applying for an SOS grant, please visit the SOS Online Portal where you will find all the necessary information and documentation required, including the eligibility criteria for proposals. Please note application instructions and templates are available in English only. Applications must be submitted in English only.

Please carefully read all the announcements, information and the documents that are available on the Online Portal. Applications must comply with all the SOS requirements in order to be judged eligible and be reviewed. 

Each application will need to consist of: 

• Project Proposal (including logical framework, monitoring plan and timeline), in Word format;

• Budget in Excel format;

• Certificate of registration for each organisation requesting funds from SOS;

• A map of the project site (and Shapefiles if available);

• CVs of key staff.

All required instructions and background documents are posted on the SOS Online Portal. Potential applicants are invited to read all the information available in order to confirm they are eligible for funding under SOS.

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