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SOS Gibbons


This Call for Proposals is open from Monday 20 May 2019 and closes at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 14 July 2019.

Financed in partnership with a Hong Kong based private foundation, this call focuses on all 20 species of gibbons and represents the launch of the SOS Gibbons initiative.

Priority funding will be given to projects targeting gibbon species assessed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, followed by projects targeting gibbon species assessed as Endangered, and finally, projects targeting the Vulnerable species.

Under this current call, IUCN SOS is accepting applications until 23:59 on 14th July 2019. All times are Central European Time (CET). Through the IUCN SOS – Save Our Species grant-making mechanism, and based on a competitive process, a portfolio of projects aimed at improving the long-term survival of threatened gibbon species and their habitats, while supporting local communities, will be developed.

The objectives of this initiative are to catalyse gibbon conservation through a series of activities including channelling funding for gibbons to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), additional conservation planning to determine national priorities, supporting knowledge transfer on experiences among conservationists and communications activities to raise public awareness on the benefits to species, habitats and communities from conserving gibbons.

IUCN SOS is now issuing a call to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to submit proposals targeting the conservation of any of the target species mentioned above.

If you are interested in applying for an IUCN 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 carefully read all the announcements, information and the documents that are available on the Online Portal. Applications must comply with all the IUCN SOS requirements in order to be judged eligible and be reviewed. Please note that application instructions and templates are available in English and applications must be submitted in English only.

Application templates duly filled in (including technical and financial documents)

  • Certificate of registration or bylaws
  • Confirmation letters from subcontractors
  • CVs of key staff
  • Due diligence questionnaire and supporting documents
  • The application declaration form
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